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Whales, Dolphins And Siri, Oh My!

Any question we are making good headway out of the drought was put to rest when my daughter Ally and I took her birthday trip to Monterey. Lush, green vegetation was prominent all along the route we drove to get there. The O'Neill Forebay, the San Luis Reservoir – just gorgeous to see all that water.

May 02, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


International Program Recruiting Host Families

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

April 26, 2017 | | Local Columns


Dealing With Chronic Illness

If you have Medicare, there's a good chance you have two or more chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or dementia.

April 25, 2017 | | Local Columns


Making The Most Of ‘Found’ Money

What is it about getting money back at tax time that makes it seem like you are receiving a gift?

April 19, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Practical Money Skills

Flipping Houses – It's Not Like TV

April 19, 2017 | | Local Columns


Time To Celebrate Financial Literacy Month

By BILL SPANIEL

April 12, 2017 | | Local Columns


Wait Just A Minute

As this column gets written on Friday afternoon – the deadline for it to appear in the Wednesday, April 5 edition – the long range forecast calls for a slight chance of rain on Saturday, April 8. It doesn't look like much and of course, could change between now as I write and when the column appears in the paper, but hopefully it will be a small amount, if any.

April 04, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Practical Money Skills

You're not alone if your heart pounds when you see a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in your mailbox. While some lucky filers get sent a letter because they're due a larger refund, most of us fear the worst – an audit.

March 29, 2017 | By NATHANIEL SILLIN | Local Columns


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


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Simple Ways To Deal With Difficult People

By BRYAN GOLDEN

July 18, 2017 | | Local Columns


Mommy Musings

This isn't what you think. Well, at least I don't think it is. Most especially since one of my most recent columns spoke ...

July 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Ask Rusty – Social Security Matters

By RUSSELL GLOOR

July 11, 2017 | | Local Columns


Save Money While Welcoming New Pet

Whether it's a dog, cat or another furry (or scaly) friend, many people have pets who are more than just animals – they're part ...

July 11, 2017 | | Local Columns


Happy To Follow The ‘Write’ Path

The first of July is sort of my anniversary. It was many, many years ago and in a place far, far away (no, not the ...

July 05, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Money Mistakes Made By Millennials

By BILL SPANIEL

July 05, 2017 | | Local Columns


Summertime Should Be Fun Time

Ahhh, summer in the Central Valley.

June 27, 2017 | | Local Columns


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