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The Real McCoy: Don’t get stung by hidden closing costs

Dear Kari, My significant other and I have been saving for three years for a down payment to buy a home and we have finally reached our goal. I was at church talking with my frien ...

On the Town: What Oct. 12 means to me

This coming Sunday, Oct. 12, has quite a significant meaning in my life. For you see, 65 years ago (there I go, giving my age away) on this upcoming date, I arrived as an immigrant ...

Olga on Investments: How do you put a price on something’s value?

At 6 a.m. on a Monday morning, I was waiting in an airport line, hoping to grab a snack before boarding. In front of me stood a man hoping to achieve the same goal. He grabbed a Na ...

Media Life: Newcastle contractor constructs Johnny Cash Trail span

Folsom’s new $3.8 million overcrossing on the Johnny Cash Trail gets the ribbon-cutting treatment on Saturday with the Man in Black’s daughter Rosanne Cash helping out. ...

On the Town: Think twice before posting signs on poles

Here’s some important information I received from SMUD that I’d like to share with you. I thought it would be most appropriate after having driven through my neighborho ...

Olga on Investments: Roll It. Don’t Leave It.

There comes a time in our lives when we have to bid adieu to one of our biggest love-hate relationships: our job. Whether this breakup is voluntarily or involuntary, you have to go ...

Folsom stands tall in saving water, preventing leaks

California is experiencing the third year of a major and historical drought that will require businesses, farmers and homes throughout the state to stretch water supplies as much a ...

Participate in Community Service Day

More than 1,000 volunteers of all ages will don yellow Community Service Day t-shirts and join forces to complete a variety of service projects all over Folsom on Saturday morning, ...

Winners, more tickets and shower time

Just want to thank all the folks who entered the contest for tickets to the “Bluegrassin’ in the Foothills” festivities this weekend in Plymouth. The promoters se ...

The Real McCoy: Make or break the deal with an appraisal

Dear Kari, My husband and I just sold our home to a lovely couple with two young children. All the inspections have been accepted favorably, now we are at the point of our home be ...