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For Your Information - Summer Fire Safety Tips

For many, the Fourth of July signals the start of summer and time for fun family outings and vacations, especially camping. However, with hot and dry conditions, summer is also the time for wildfires. Cal Fire would like to remind all campers and outdoor enthusiasts to keep these summer time safety tips in mind while enjoying the great outdoors.

July 04, 2012 | Julie Hutchinson California Department Of Forestry | Other Views

For Your Information - Avoid A Roadside Mayday

The temperatures are rising, and so are the numbers of vehicles on the road. Summer is now officially here, bringing with it a number of road trips to the beach for many families.

June 27, 2012 | Courtesy of News USA | Other Views

More On Medicare - Medicare Covers Kidney Disease

A diagnosis of kidney failure could be a real shock.

June 20, 2012 | David Sayen Medicare Regional Administrator | Other Views

Money Management - How To Deal With Identity Theft

Nearly 12 million adults were victims of identity fraud last year, up 13 percent from the previous year, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.

June 13, 2012 | Bill Spaniel California Society Of CPAs | Other Views

Practical Money Matters - Make Your Vacation Security Checklist

With summer vacation right around the corner, you're probably busy planning itineraries, shopping for new bathing suits and finishing up work projects. But before you completely check out, take a few minutes to review a few financial safeguards that could save you a ton of grief and money – and protect your identity.

June 06, 2012 | Jason Alderman Financial Advisor | Other Views

Tight Lines - A Tale Of Two Rivers

A week ago I was fortunate enough to attend an event celebrating the acquisition of 1600 acres of riverfront farmland and riparian habitat at the confluence of the Tuolumne River and the San Joaquin River. Dos Rios Ranch was purchased from the Lyons Family through a combined effort of two organizations: River Partners and The Tuolumne Trust. The purchase of Dos Rios Ranch will provide for restoration and improvement of historic riparian habitat and will at the same time leave a significant part of the ranch in agricultural production. In addition there will be increased public access for fishing, camping ...

May 30, 2012 | Don Moyer | Other Views

Safety And Service - Citations Raise Awareness

The California Highway Patrol and 265 local law enforcement agencies issued over 57,000 tickets in April to drivers who were using a hand-held cell phone or texting. Another 3,800 citations were handed out for other distracted driving violations. This number is up from the 52,000 tickets issued in April of 2011.

May 23, 2012 | Christopher J. Murphy California Office of Traffic Safety | Other Views

For Your Information - Slow For The Cone Zone

At its 22nd annual Workers Memorial on Wednesday, May 9 at the State Capitol in Sacramento, Caltrans honored its 178 employees who have lost their lives on the job, including three San Diego-area workers who were killed in separate incidents last year.

May 16, 2012 | Malcolm Dougherty California Department Of Transportation | Other Views

Community Corner - Focus On Women’s Health

Curves women's gyms in the Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon area will give a free 30-day membership to any non-member who visits a club during regular operating hours throughout National Women's Health Week, May 13-19. This annual awareness week, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office on Women's Health (OWH), begins each year on Mother's Day and brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women's health. Curves International has partnered with the OWH to help promote National Women's Health Week and to provide health and wellness ...

May 16, 2012 | Diane Heavin Curves Co-Founder | Other Views

Practical Money Matters - What You Can Learn From Your Tax Return

Tax time may be over, but before you store your return in the attic, take a moment to review it. According to the California Society of CPAs (, you can discover a lot in your return about your financial situation and identify changes that will improve your tax outlook before it's time to file next year's return.

May 09, 2012 | Bill Spaniel California Society Of CPAs | Other Views

Community Corner - What’s Growin’ On?

What is the Farm Bureau? Farm Bureau is a nationwide, grassroots, non-profit membership organization that works on behalf of farmers and ranchers to protect their way of life and insure an opportunity to successfully compete in today's world.

May 09, 2012 | Tom Orvis Stanislaus County Farm Bureau | Other Views

Practical Money Matters - Should You Buy Wedding Insurance?

Disastrous wedding mishaps have long been a comedy staple, probably because so many of us can relate. What bride- or groom-to-be hasn't had nightmares about hurricane-force winds blowing over the reception tent or a drunken cousin falling into the wedding cake?

May 02, 2012 | Jason Alderman Financial Advisor | Other Views

For Your Informaton - Do Your Part For Earth Day

As Earth Day is celebrated, we are reminded of the importance of finding sustainable and environmentally friendly energy solutions for ourselves and future generations. One simple step you can make toward a more energy efficient home is with the air conditioning system.

April 25, 2012 | Noe Pena Aire Serv Representative | Other Views

More On Medicare - How Medicare Covers Hospice Care

Coping with terminal illness can be very difficult, both for the patient and his or her loved ones.

April 18, 2012 | David Sayen Regional Administrator | Other Views

Practical Money Matters - Put Your Tax Refund To Work

If you're among the millions of Americans expecting an income tax refund this year, you've probably already filed your 2011 return and are eagerly awaiting the money. But if you haven't already mentally spent your refund on a guilty pleasure, here are several great ways to better put that money to work for you:

April 04, 2012 | Jason Alderman Financial Advisor | Other Views

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To the mom who feels all her efforts are in vain

I have written this column with a very specific woman in mind. She is the woman who feels that even her best efforts haven’t ...

October 07, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Other Views

The 'death' of faith may be exaggerated; believers still outnumber those who don't

JuDea Klaas, Christine Matte and Brian Sanchez are at different stages of their lives and thousands of miles normally separate them, but they share something ...

October 07, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views

It's time for candidates to make simplification of tax code an issue

In 2008, Timothy Geithner was nominated for U.S. secretary of the Treasury. He was voted in by the U.S. Senate, and served from ...

October 06, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

Employee ownership — an idea many agree with, few know

The philosophy behind an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) has three parts, according to ESOP advisors: broaden ownership of capital, create financial security and incentives ...

September 29, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

Making toilets 'cool' needs to be major health priority in India

For hundreds of millions of people in rural India, living life without a toilet used to be quite common. However, thanks to the Indian government ...

September 22, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

The amazing power of kindness

While trying to wedge my folding canvas chair into an already full line of spectators at my grandson’s soccer game recently, a young mother ...

September 18, 2015 | Greg Bell Deseret News | Other Views

To the man who yelled at me: I'm sorry

I came across a post on Facebook the other day that struck a chord with me:

September 18, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Other Views

Our personal experiences as acts of philosophy, politics and economics

As new school and work years begin, it is a perfect time to analyze what we do and, if necessary, make some changes. I am ...

September 16, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

Do we like heroes or gossip better? And what does it say about us?

While trying to figure out what to feature on their Sept. 7 cover, People magazine editors had a dilemma that feels both surreal and strangely ...

September 14, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


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