Opinion

SB 8 must be stopped

I wanted to thank you for a great educational article on Senate Bill 8. I am so glad the word is getting out to small business owners about SB 8. Now it is my job to show them how ...

Letter to the Editor: Stop planting trees in drought

I am really confused about the city’s stance on water usage. Mayor Morin’s comment in your April 22 edition about water mandates during this drought, “a problem t ...

City Scene: New city budget invests in community, sustainability

This month, I was pleased to present an on-time and balanced $98.4 million operating budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year.  The budget represents our city’s fourth consecu ...

The Real McCoy: When is the right time to buy a house?

Dear Kari, My husband and I are considering buying our first home. I am tired of renting, but my husband does have some reservations. Could you please offer us some advice? Answe ...

Olga on Investments: How to choose traditional or Roth IRAs

One of the most common questions I receive is whether retirement account contributions should go into a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA. The answer is that there is no set answer for ...

From Where I Sit: Stop, look, listen… and record?

It’s not a matter of being older and grumpy. It’s a matter of basic decency and humanity. I am talking about the growing number of people going through this world with ...

On the Town: The power of the press

I received an interesting email from a reader expressing concern about falling rocks at a major El Dorado Hills grocery store. Joyce “Skip” Rochette, as she’s kn ...

The Real McCoy: Benefits of a backup

Dear Kari: My husband and I have been looking at homes with our Realtor for several weeks now. Over my lunch hour, the Realtor showed me the perfect home but by the time my husban ...

Olga on Investments: Is term insurance for you?

Term insurance is exactly what it sounds like: insurance for a set period of time. After a designated period of time, the policy either ends or is converted to a different plan. F ...

Letter to the Editor: Trail etiquette a must for all

As an avid pedestrian and cyclist on the Folsom trails, I have a solution to the pedestrian versus cyclist problem. Cyclists: 1) Slow down and call out your intention to pass. 2) ...