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Out Of Bounds

March has always been one of my favorite times of the year. March meant that the NCAA March Madness tournament began, WrestleMania is right around the corner and baseball season was in sight. However, on March 21, 2016 my passion for March took a dark turn. On that day I had to make the most difficult decision of my life: I had to put my beloved dog of nearly 15 years down to rest.

March 29, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Columns


Medical Care Answers For America

By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE

March 21, 2017 | | Local Columns


Complaint: File Or Not?

Having practiced pharmacy for many years, I often find myself talking to people about their Medicare prescription drug, or Part D, plans.

March 21, 2017 | | Local Columns


Money Management

Don't Go Broke

March 14, 2017 | | Local Columns


Cheer Mom

By: KIM VAN METER

March 14, 2017 | | Local Columns


Home Buying Impact: Calculate Closing Costs

Imagine the frustration that would follow if you spent hours planning and narrowing in on a dream home only to find out that you can't afford it when push comes to shove. Starting with a price range can help you make the most of your search, but you'll need to account for closing costs to create a realistic budget.

March 07, 2017 | | Local Columns


Outside The Box

How fast time flies.

February 27, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


America Needs Mentors And Life Coaches

By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE

February 27, 2017 | | Local Columns


Finding A Good Nursing Home

One recent Sunday morning, I woke up to a text message from a coworker saying she'd been up all night with her mother in the emergency room.

February 20, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Tax Returns: What Could Go Wrong?

By BILL SPANIEL

February 20, 2017 | | Local Columns


Tempo Di Salutarsi

I've already written this column once, when I left the Leader after a brief seven-month stint in 2011 only to have fate bring me back at the new desk less than a year later. Now, after five years, like the title of one of my favorite Andrea Bocelli songs, it's "Time to Say Goodbye."

February 14, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns


Lock America’s Doors And Knock Politely

By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE

February 08, 2017 | | Local Columns


Reining In Electronic Entertainment

It seems like every few weeks there's a new "must-watch" movie or show. Competition between traditional and new production companies is driving the wave of high-quality content. I can't complain, but it's also hard to keep up. I have an ever-growing list of binge-able things to watch, read and listen to, and in the meantime, I'm paying bills for multiple services each month.

February 08, 2017 | | Local Columns


Breaking The Ice

Is it possible – I made it to two hockey games in January? Both were birthday gifts, the first was a San Jose Sharks game with my daughter and her fiancé and the most recent, a Stockton Heat game attended as part of a birthday dinner/night out with my friend Kremer.

January 30, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Two Funerals And A Birth

In the last six weeks, I've had a few moments that got me to reflect on who I am on this planet, where I came from, and all the many memories that come over 57 trips around the Sun.

January 25, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns


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Could A Gap Year Make $$ And Sense?

In some parts of the world, a gap year – a year-long break between high school and college – is the norm. It's starting to catch ...

August 15, 2017 | | Local Columns


What Will That New Job Cost Me?

By BILL SPANIEL

August 15, 2017 | | Local Columns


Mommy Musings

I hope you read this before Saturday.

August 09, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


What’s The WEP – Windfall Elimination Provision?

By RUSSELL GLOOR

August 07, 2017 | | Local Columns


Valley Home News

Fire season, this column is dedicated to all the many firefighters who are working terrible long hours in tremendous heat, their hard work is so ...

August 02, 2017 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Local Columns


Knights Ferry News

Many of you know me as Tasha Martinelli or Tasha Sweet, youngest of Bill and Kay Martinelli's daughters, mother to Kaeli and Deagan, and ...

August 02, 2017 | By NASTASIA SWEET | Local Columns


Do Go Chasin’ Waterfalls …

With both an apology and a nod to TLC of 'Don't Go Chasin' Waterfalls' music fame, 'Do Go' was definitely the theme of my ...

August 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


How Medicare Covers Home Health Services

A couple of years ago, my father, well into his 70s, finally bought himself a high-performance automobile.

July 25, 2017 | | Local Columns


Maintaining A Happy Multigenerational Home

By BILL SPANIEL

July 25, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


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