Opinion

Agency renews its war on direct democracy

The state Public Employment Relations Board’s announcement Wednesday that Proposition B — San Diego’s 2012 voter-approved pension benefits reform measure — ...

Turn out the lights, the party's over

First of all, Happy New Year to all the readers of the Telegraph. Thanks to those that gave encouragement through their letters, e-mails and telephone calls over the past several y ...

Appreciate your blessings

Friday is Christmas. So first of all, I’d like to wish the readers of On The Town a very, Merry Christmas. Like most years, as I look back, there have been plenty of ups as ...

Schools strive to provide life skills

I would like to respond to the piece written by Wendy Williamson about the failure of public schools to prepare students to live in the "real world". She makes many good ...

Christmas and the new year are sneaking up on us

We are getting near to Christmas and, if you actually look at your calendar, we’re also  just 16 days away from 2016. As the old expression goes, my how time flies when ...

Folsom's Veterans Day Parade was remarkable

Attending the 15th annual Wayne Spence Folsom Veterans Day Parade was a remarkable experience that gave me new reasons to appreciate our veterans and wonderful, supportive communit ...

New editor to focus on community

Hello Folsom and El Dorado Hills. As some of you may know, I’ve been the interim editor of the Telegraph since September, dividing my time between Folsom, El Dorado Hills a ...

Only 23 days until Christmas

It is Thanksgiving night.  I have just had the first of many leftover helpings of turkey and mashed potatoes.  It is just the two of us, yet we cooked an 18 pound bird, f ...

Taking a stance on cells

Several weeks ago a column I wrote on cell phones generated some phone and email responses. As the saying goes, you learn something new every day and I got an earful from a few ind ...

Realtor refuses to work with us without a contract

Dear Kari, My husband and I were referred to a real estate agent from my brother.  My brother has bought and sold many homes with this person and speaks very highly of him. ...

Greatest blessings come from giving rather than receiving

My wife consistently reminds me not to repeat myself. But since Thanksgiving is such an important celebration in my life, I would  like to delve back into last year’s co ...

Why all the fuss over red Starbucks coffee cups?

I once heard a song by Toby Keith titled “Red Solo Cup” touting the pleasures of the red plastic cup that many folks use to deliver alcohol to their bodies – &ldq ...

On political candidates and cell phones

The following is a potpourri of subjects I put together to see how you, the reader, felt about these issues. If you have other ideas, thoughts or comments, they are always welcome. ...

Do I need an agent when buying from a builder?

Dear Kari: My husband and I are looking to buy a brand-new home. We have heard that we do not need our own real estate agent because the builders have agents onsite that are more ...

When is it a good time to sell?

Is it really rainy season? Let’s hope this is the start of a wet winter season and Mother Nature doesn’t poop out on us halfway through. The once again snow-capped Si ...