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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 ...

Fitness View: Make 2014 your best year

What are you going to do differently in 2014? Are you going to reduce your stress level? Are you going to improve your diet? Are you going to take exercise more seriously? Or, wil ...

Media Life: Filmmaker, Auburn start 2014 off right for struggling Haitian town

It was a special night in May for Placer High School alumni Brandon Vedder. Equally, it was a special night in two communities divided by geography but united in a common goal. Ve ...

Family in View: Instill these study habits

Teaching your child good study habits is essential in setting him or her on the right path to educational success. But make sure your child isn’t overwhelmed with unreasonab ...

Drummer 101: more than just lessons

Nestled in the heart of Old Town Roseville sits One Eleven Studios. One Eleven is a combination lessons and recording studio owned by Kevin Prince, a drummer himself who also teach ...