An odiferous dilemma Measure A on June 2 ballot

By Jud Snyder

THOSE PITEOUS CRIES YOU hear in Sonoma County are from conscientious voters who are caught in a smooth and unctuous operation called Measure A. It’s the only item on the Tuesday June 2 ballot and... Read More

Spotlight on Seniors
Five questions to ask before getting a senior a pet

By Julie Ann Anderson

Ongoing research seeks to pinpoint the therapeutic benefits of pet ownership (such as reduced blood pressure), but we don’t really need science to tell us about the many ways pets can enhance our lives. They... Read More

Asset allocation, including investments and bonds
By Ken Weise

If you live in or have visited a big city, you’ve probably run into street vendors—people who sell everything from hot dogs to umbrellas in carts on the streets and sidewalks. Many of these entrepreneurs... Read More

How conventional loans can get pricey
By Scott Sheldon

,Conventional Loans

Mortgages originating from banks, lenders and brokers across the country and sold on the primary mortgage market to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac make up conventional loans. These loans offer the best terms and... Read More

Mind Body and Spirit
How we talk to ourselves really DOES matter!

By Steven Campbell

When we talk to ourselves differently, what a difference it can make! 

An article, written by Pamela Weintraub  in the June issue of Psychology Today describes how a psychologist named Ethan Kross ran a red light.... Read More

California Focus
Most of gas price surge likely due to gouging

By Thomas D. Elias

 There is absolutely no doubt about a few facts surrounding the gasoline price surge Californians experienced in late winter and early spring.

 In March, California prices averaged 84 cents per gallon higher than the national average... Read More