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How hard can wallpapering be?

Back in 1976 we decided to buy a piece of property in Todd Valley. We thought it might be a good investment. Back then the building of the Auburn Dam was being promoted and touted ...

Depressed male took risks, ended up in jail

Dear Straight Talk: I got engaged at 22 and we have three beautiful children. I fell down the wrong path and my fiancé said she would always be there for me. But when I re ...

Another View: Placer County law enforcement leaders oppose Proposition 47:

Proposition 47, the so called “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund,” if passed will have the opposite result of its title. The measure minimizes criminal consequences t ...

What’s the best gift anyone ever gave you?

Let’s take a break for a few minutes and not talk about ebola, the elections, ISIS, the Mideast, climate change or anything else newsy. The days are growing shorter, the ni ...

Another View: I keep meaning to write about memory lapses

I believe that I may be the most forgetful person on the planet. My grandmother used to say to me “you’d lose your head if it wasn’t screwed on.” The phra ...

Let’s help stop suicides from happening

I don’t like getting out of bed right after the sun rises on my weekends. It has to be a really good cause to make me give up a lazy Saturday morning. This Saturday, though ...

That next home: Fixer-upper or money pit?

Dear Kari, My wife and I have been trying to buy a home. We both have good jobs and we do not have that much extra time to fix up a home. We were clear with our real estate agent ...

On the Town: Scary face pancakes are back!

This is for the kids, and strictly for the kids. Scary Face pancakes are back on the menu at IHOP! The favorite concoction is available through the month of October. And on Oct. 3 ...

From Where I Sit: Welcome, Muslim Community of Folsom

Last week the Telegraph announced on its front page an open house/luncheon sponsored by the Muslim Community of Folsom on Saturday, Oct. 11. I eagerly attended this special event. ...

Part One: The long road to Lincoln

Editor’s note: To see all of Jane Tahti’s columns, check online at lincolnnewsmessenger.com. In the 1840s, Samuel Fleming was in the midst of a good life in Warsaw, Il ...