Opinion

Olga on Investments: The invisible threat on retirement: inflation

Inflation is always talked about being a threat on retirement income. Yet as most things in life, it’s hard to fear something when we don’t feel its presence. So why do ...

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 ...

Letter to the Editor: City leaks unattended

Do as I say, not as I do! For several weeks now, right outside our house on Houston Circle (the parkway) on the inside of the trail, the sprinklers are broken and water is shooting ...

Letter to the Editor: Community garden club

In the May 27 edition there was an article about the "first" community garden in Folsom. It was interesting. I visited the site and it is being well done. I do have some ...

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to PG&E

Just wanted to say big kudos to PG&E workers for their consideration while working on Oak Avenue in Folsom. We are residents on this road and while the road has been closed to ...

Letter to the Editor: Development raises concern

Nice article by Art Garcia in your May 20 edition on the homes South of Highway 50. However, I found it lacking in context of our years long drought. It definitely needed some disc ...

Letter to the Editor: Construction uses water

I read with interest that the construction of hundreds of houses south of Highway 50 has been approved. Isn’t it a little disingenuous to approve such a project, especially w ...

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 ...