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Mortgage View: Home loan available for veterans

So you are ready to buy your Granite Bay dream home for around $1 million and you want to get all the mind-bending details on financing, in hopes of putting the least amount of mon ...

Media Life: Old Town Auburn’s Happy Hour sign loses shining light

It’s a sign that’s hard to miss – a beacon featuring a martini glass that promises much but leads nowhere. The Happy Hour is long gone in Old Town, but the sign s ...

'Lone Survivor' an unbelievable true story

"Lone Survivor" hits you in the head from almost the beginning in the true, harrowing story of a team of Navy SEALS sent on a mission to locate and kill a high-ranking me ...

Media Life: KCRA to highlight Placer’s Sochi Olympics presence

Sacramento’s KCRA Channel 3 will be the center of the Olympic world for Auburn TV viewers starting Feb. 6, when the 22nd Winter Games storms onto the small screen and creates ...

Wolf’s message hard to swallow, but delivery is stunning

"The Wolf of Wall Street" could easily be the most polarizing movie to come out of mainstream Hollywood in quite some time. The movie is the newest collaboration between ...

Media Life: Embattled “Duck Dynasty” star gets Placer Facebook boost

“Duck Dynasty” co-star Phil Robertson is back in the spotlight this week, with a big boost from a Placer County resident who led the Facebook campaign to keep Wacky Phi ...

Catalina Island: Paradise off the Los Angeles Coast

It’s a little stretch of paradise off the coast of busy Los Angeles. My first glimpse of the island came as the big Catalina Express vessel entered Avalon Bay and we passed ...

Health in View: Catch your ZZZZs

With the busy holiday period over, there’s one thing a lot of us want more of these days: sleep. Most of us need between seven and eight hours of sleep every night. A good n ...

Financial View: Financial resolutions you can keep

It’s become a cliché to make resolutions on Jan. 1 each year. It’s expected of you. And why New Year’s resolutions instead of mid-year resolutions or biann ...

End of life regrets share common theme

Question: “What do individuals talk about when they are at their end of life and how can their thoughts help us as we begin 2014? Collin G., Rocklin   Reply:  Wo ...