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Olga on Investments: Understanding bonds

If you’re considering the purchase of an individual bond or even a bond mutual fund, one of your first concerns will be its yield. However, when comparing various yields, you ...

From Where I Sit: Is it just me, or is this Joel’s Column?

I still think and talk about our recent trip back to Baltimore, but life goes on and I don’t want to belabor the point. It is akin to “in the olden days” when fol ...

CAL FIRE warns of home heating dangers

As winter storms are starting to hit California, CAL FIRE is reminding residents to take steps to heat their homes safely. While the cooler weather and rain is a welcomed event dur ...

The Real McCoy: Model home agent representation

Dear Kari: I am a fairly new real estate agent and would like to have your advice. I was talking with my cousin and he said he is going to buy a new home. I asked if I could be hi ...

Sutter Street Theatre’s holiday gift to Folsom

I had a front-row seat on the sold-out opening night of this year’s version of Sutter Street Theatre’s annual musical treat, “Holiday in the Hills.” I have ...

Angelic host Placer Pops heralds in Christmas season

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Christmas choral concert, “A Holiday Homecoming,” performed by the Placer Pops Chorale. More than 70 men and women in ...

Children just want to be happy

Last week, I was shocked to learn that a 12-year-old Folsom boy, Ronin Shimizu, committed suicide because he was bullied. In processing this terribly sad news, I can’t stop w ...

Local soccer players chosen for Olympic Development Program

Seven players of the USA Stars Academy have been selected for the 2015 Cal North Olympic Development Program (ODP) State Player pools. The athletes, Janae DeFazio, Audrey Salvador, ...

It’s not too late to shop locally

Small Business Saturday has come and gone, but that’s no reason to forget about the little guys. With just one week of holiday shopping to go, it’s arguably the perfect ...

Folsom resident completes basic training

Army Pvt. Stephen A. Lemos has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremo ...