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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 (www.calcpa.org), 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.
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.
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?
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.
Coping with terminal illness can be very difficult, both for the patient and his or her loved ones.
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:
March marks Women's History Month, a celebration of women's achievements and a reminder of the work that still must be done to ensure basic security and rights for women. Nowhere is this contrast more significant than in Afghanistan, where a successful transition to a sustainable peace hinges on the inclusion and equality of women.
We hear a lot of back and forth these days about the Affordable Care Act – aka the federal health reform law – but not much about how it affects people with Medicare.
My name is Lester Jenkins and I would like to share a little about myself and the Oakdale Police Department with all of you. I was recently named as Oakdale's Interim Police Chief, replacing Marty West, who was our chief for the last five years. Let me say first, that I consider the appointment an honor and will work very hard to earn your confidence through honesty and hard ...
Heart disease and stroke have reached epidemic levels in our country. Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans; stroke is the fourth leading killer. One of every three deaths in this county is caused by cardiovascular disease.