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Understanding students’ different learning styles

At the close of this school year I would like to share some observations relative to student performance in the community college and college classroom. While many individuals are ...

Please, please water the trees

To conform with drought restrictions, we're seriously regulating the water to our lawns or eliminating watering them entirely. Unfortunately, the water most tree ...

On the Town: Changing lanes and other rules of the road

Let’s see if I have this right. On a major highway, with at least three lanes, the far right lane is for the slower moving traffic. The center lane is for cars slightly faste ...

From Where I Sit: Murders: 38; protests: 0

In 2000, Bruce Springsteen released a song titled “American Skin (41 Shots).”  It is about Amadou Dialio’s death in New York on Feb. 4, 1999. Four plaincloth ...

The Real McCoy: The mystery underwriter

Dear Kari, I am in the process of trying to buy a home. I met with my lender who requested a mountain of paperwork. After bringing it all in and making sure it was all up to ...

City Scene: Congratulations, Folsom graduates

Folsom is abuzz this time of year with graduations, end-of-school year celebrations, final Little League games and the anticipation of a long-awaited summer. Seeing local students ...

On the Town: Planes, panes and automobiles

Has this ever happened to you? You’re already behind schedule, the plane is full to capacity, you pull away from the terminal, you’re waiting your turn to take off and ...

From Where I Sit: The daily danger of driving

You never know, do you? We don’t give it a second thought. We get up, get in our car and get going. It rarely if ever occurs to us that we may be heading towards our death. ...

The Real McCoy: Are lowball offers even worth countering?

Dear Kari, I listed my home with my agent and after just a few weeks I received a good news call from her telling me I have two offers on my home. My mindset was filled with excit ...

On the Town: The true meaning of Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day. To many, Memorial Day signifies a day off from work, a day at the lake, picnics, parades, barbecuing and parties. I believe many fail to realize th ...

The Real McCoy: Understanding contingency benefits

Dear Kari,   I have desired purchasing a home for the last 10 years. Although I have had the means, my reservations were overwhelming. Now I find myself geared up to tak ...

Olga on Investments: How to lower college costs

You can lower the cost of college in a number of ways. The deciding factors in achieving your cost goals may be limited only by your flexibility. The primary way to lower the cost ...

Time to Talk: Don’t fall in the parent trap

Q: The relationship between my teenage son and his dad is quickly deteriorating. My husband feels constantly disrespected and is morphing into a bigger disciplinarian. My son is pu ...

From Where I Sit: It’s true, music never dies Tom

In these times an old guy like me thinks it marvelous to have music options such as IHeartRadio or Pandora. Last week the Pandora shuffle played “What Becomes of the Broken H ...

On the Town: Over and over again

This item may sound off the wall, but I found it very interesting and I’d like to share it with you. Have you ever had a song, jingle or some other melodic intrusion get stu ...