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Garden Guru: Native California buckeye

We have been blessed with an abundance of much needed rainfall so far this season. I’m grateful for the rain but must confess that these short, dark, rainy days have me longing for spring.  We have a local native tree that seems to share my sentiments. It never bothers waiting for spring. I’m talking about Aesculus californica, […]

February 08, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Financial Focus: What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing?

If you’re just starting out in your career, you will need to be prepared to face some financial challenges along the way — but here’s one that’s not unpleasant: choosing what to do with some extra disposable income. When this happens, what should you do with the money? Your decisions could make a real difference in […]

February 07, 2017 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Hometown Hero: Tyson Adams

U.S. Air Force Airman Tyson L. Adams graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward […]

February 07, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Trojan wrestling rallies

Despite battling through injuries and an early deficit, the Oak Ridge Trojans rallied to a 47-27 win Tuesday night in a meet with the Woodcreek Timberwolves. The match began at 170 pounds with Woodcreek scoring the first points; jumping out to a very quick 15-0 lead over Oak Ridge. After two forfeits by the Timberwolves, […]

February 01, 2017 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

California Rambling: Wintering in the Carson Valley

When an area is overpopulated or forage is thin, wildlife will migrate elsewhere. This happened some years ago when young bald eagles discovered the Carson Valley in neighboring Douglas County, Nev. Now, each January and February, dozens of bald eagles return during their migration north to Canada. They’re attracted by the area’s relatively mild winter […]

January 25, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge falls short to Del Oro

LOOMIS — Coming off of their win over Folsom last week, the Trojans travelled to Del Oro last Thursday cautiously optimistic against the long-standing league champions. Action started at 147 pounds with Chase Patterson teching Nathan Magee. Jack Santina was leading for Oak Ridge in the 154-pound match until Kobe Woltz got a takedown with […]

January 25, 2017 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

My Turn: Access to healthcare coverage

The 2016 election is behind us. America will inaugurate a new president and the federal government will transition to one-party control of the legislative and executive branches of government. That power transfer means we are headed for changes to federal healthcare laws. We don’t know what those changes will look like at this point. While […]

January 18, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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