Opinion

Letter to the Editor: No water for South of 50

Re: South of 50 develops for quality control, published March 18. As California endures a fourth year of drought with no end in sight, the City of Folsom is apparently charging fu ...

Letter to the Editor: Teachers deserve more

Folsom Cordova Unified is currently engaged in contract negotiations with all of its bargaining units (teachers, classified and administrative). Some of you might have recently not ...

Letter to the Editor: Get smoke out of homes

Exposure to tobacco smoke makes me very sick. It isn’t just a nuisance issue, it’s a poison issue. I live in a senior housing community in Folsom and have been exposed ...

Letter to the Editor: South of 50 a contaminated cash grab

Folsom expansion across Highway 50 seems like a cash grab. Of course luxury houses in the $750,000 range will be the first to come up on the hills above Placerville Road. Eventuall ...

Olga on Investments: Ins and outs of pension plans

For many years, pensions were the main source of retirement income besides Social Security. Yet pensions are becoming more and more scarce in the corporate world. Since many teache ...

The Real McCoy: Should you take a risk on that fixer-upper?

Dear Kari, My wife and I have been trying to buy a home. We both have good jobs and we do not have that much extra time to fix up a home. We were clear with our real estate agent ...

From Where I Sit: ‘It’s not my fault,’ and all too common phrase

I try to do the right thing, but I do not always take the high road and shoulder the blame, even when the situation may be my fault. I’m not a sociopath or anything like that ...

On the Town: Highlighting active and healthy living for local families

I received this release the other day from the folks at Fairytale Town. I know it’s not a local venue, but after I read it I knew I had to share it with you. After all, I am ...

Letter to the Editor: Shame on you, DMV

I had noticed the middle of last year that the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) was closed for a time, supposedly for upgrades and retrofits. Well, my dreaded day had come. I ma ...

Letter to the Editor: Let’s keep Folsom small

Just read where Folsom will start building across Highway 50 in June. Why does our leadership think that the citizens of Folsom want a larger city? This was supposed to be a small ...