Opinion

The Real McCoy: Why does loan qualifying confuse buyers and sellers?

Dear Kari, I am in the process of buying my first home. I am very excited about the process and I am looking forward to calling the home my own. My lender has given me a lett ...

Conservation or better management?

As California enters the fourth year of one of the worst droughts in its history, the topic of water, the lack thereof and what lies ahead is of great concern. We can all save wat ...

On the Town: Our nation's many independence dates

Saturday is the Fourth of July. There are some folks out there that probably do not know why we celebrate this day. So, here’s a super quick history lesson. The Fourth of Ju ...

From Where I Sit: Can’t you read the signs?

Many readers know that over the years these weekly 400 word bursts are often tongue-in-cheek or an attempt at lightness and humor. Sometimes I poke fun at things knowing full well ...

Olga on Investments: Is it better to have one or many financial pros?

Sometimes people try to spread their investments amongst multiple financial advisors or investment firms as a means of diversification. People can also do this as a way to “t ...

Time to Talk: Wedding is turning into a family affair

Q: I’m getting married next year and I’m having a hard time with how much input and control my future in-laws are having. We haven’t really started the pl ...

Letter to the Editor: Patriotic pride

I enjoyed reading Joel Gordiejew’s article in the Telegraph June 10. I agreed with him 100 percent and feel most Americans do but are afraid to say it. Why? We have our right ...

City Scene: Folsom’s team effort for water conservation

This June marked the beginning of an unprecedented effort in Folsom to drastically reduce water consumption citywide. This effort is on the heels of the governor’s first-ever ...

On the Town: Taking a stand for lemonade stands

Random thoughts A little over a year ago I brought to light an article I read where the city of Hazelwood, Missouri ordered the shutdown of a Girl Scout cookie stand. The city cl ...

From Where I Sit: ‘The banality of evil’

Here we go again. We hold our collective national breath and tread gingerly day by day hoping such a thing doesn’t happen, while somewhere deep down inside we are afraid it w ...

The Real McCoy: Pros and cons of working with rent backs

Dear Kari, My wife and I are trying to purchase a home and we just received some bad news. The sellers cannot move out when we close escrow because the house they are buying is su ...

Olga on Investments: Small business retirement plans

Retirement plans for small businesses serve many different purposes. From a business level, the contributions into a retirement plan can be tax deductible for the company. The cont ...

Don’t be a litterbug

Attention trail runners and bicyclists. Could you be aware that your protein bar wrappers and energy gel packs that you toss on the trails need to be picked up by someone? This is ...

Letter to the Editor: It's not black and white

In "From Where I Sit: Murders: 38; Protests 0" by Tom Rupp, he wrote about the deaths in Baltimore since the protests began over the death of Freddie Gray, and how there ...

On the Town: Father’s Day origins

Since we were on the subject about Mother’s Day last month, it is only fair that we discuss Father’s Day this month. Since Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21, I thou ...