Opinion

Actually, we really don’t know

People who are agnostic or atheistic when it comes to belief in God often become fundamentalist militants when it comes to their skewed opinions about other matters of which they ( ...

Vote on March 26!

At last November’s General Election, Ted Gaines, Folsom’s State Senator, was elected to the Board of Equalization, vacating his seat in the State Legislature. On March ...

Don’t fret those water releases

This time of year when the Bureau of Reclamation begins to release water from Folsom Dam, it seems the local internet chat pages come to life with our residents speaking out about ...

Our View: Remembering our forefathers

It is during this week that many Americans enjoy an extra day off this month as we celebrate President’s Day. While this holiday and the week surrounding it brings many speci ...

A sweet way to help your local newspaper

The last few weeks, I have dedicated the contents of this column space to talk about the Folsom Telegraph and our role in the community. This all started three weeks ago when I lea ...

No, really, what is love?

Today is love day. It is the day that many people wear red, buy flowers and/or chocolate and write cards with words of devotion and commitment. The one-hit wonder musician of 1993 ...

Should I rent or sell my house?

Question:  Dear Kari, My husband just received a job transfer to another state. We have the means to rent out our current home while buying a home in our new area.  ...

We want your news for your community paper

Last week, I wrote a column that appeared in all of our area newspapers regarding a local high school teacher who presented a lesson plan that stated that newspapers are irrelevant ...

Our View: Voting in March special election is important

Although March 26 is only a one-race election, we hope residents will vote in the special primary election for State Senate District 1 office. State senators and representatives r ...

Spring in the Historic District

As I write this, I am (enjoyably) grounded in a mountain home on a blizzard weekend in Tahoe. I am here with friends, all of which I have known for many years. I have spent a lot o ...

Splurging a little at the grocery store

First, let me tell you one thing I always do and two things I never do. For nearly 20 years, almost every Sunday, I always go to Target and pick up a few things for the week. ...

Newspapers are relevant!

Thank you for your story on the relevancy of newspapers. The teacher who stated that newspapers are irrelevant is sadly mistaken and is in need of some educating himself/herself, b ...

Once again, it’s time for jury duty

Some people have complaining thoroughly wired into their DNA. Debbie Downer is a positive motivational speaker compared to them and their incessant need to spout off. I have seen m ...

Why some sold homes come back on the market

Question: Dear Kari, I have listed my home for sale with my Realtor that I have known for years. After we filed out the listing paper work, she made a comment that has stuck in m ...

Yes professor, the newspaper is relevant

Last week in a dinner table discussion with our teenage daughter, we were talking about our days at work, the weather and her day at the local high school she attends. In the midst ...