• SideLines: The power of prayer in a chilly situation

    At the beginning of the year, I predicted I’d do something so stupid I’d have to write about it. I knew it was going to happen, I just didn’t know it ...
    April 14, 2014 - 5:45 pm
  • Editor's Note: Free vehicle safety checks for seniors

    The weather on Saturday threatened not to cooperate with our local egg hunts, but let nothing come between a mob of children and their candy.
    April 14, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • SideLines: To know him was to know a friend

    I only met him once in person, which was half as many times as I talked to him on the phone, but it didn’t matter. I considered him a friend.
    April 8, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Editor's Note: Tell me my fortune...or lack thereof

    Ihad an oddly unsettling experience at a Chinese restaurant.At the end of the meal, the waitress bro ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • SideLines: Face-to-face with a ghost from the past

    I wasn’t sure if I was going to go. Or even if I should.She was a girl I knew in high school too man ...
    March 31, 2014 - 5:01 pm
  • Editor's Note: It's the April Fools thought that counts

    Did you prank anyone Tuesday? I didn’t. I never do. It seems I can never think of good April Fools D ...
    April 2, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • SideLines: Trips to state that almost were

    You never really know where a story is going to lead. This isn’t exactly the story I thought I would write, but this is where I ended up
    March 24, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Green Scene: Local foods to ease local hunger

    More than half the nation's fruit, nuts, and vegetables come from California. In 2013, the state faced a crippling drought that will cause more than h ...
    March 24, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Editor's Note: Kids can inspire adults to take action

    When my husband complains to me that he has a headache or a sore muscle, he knows the first thing I’m going to say is, “Did you take anything for it?”
    March 24, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • SideLines: McDonalds and memories of youth

    I was sitting in McDonald’s, minding my own business, when a group of girls came in. There were five of them, about 12 or 13 years old. From the minut ...
    March 18, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Editor's Note: What I want to be when I grow up

    I  spent a day last week at a career fair, talking to eighth graders.The topic I was asked to speak ...
    March 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Reader Poll

    Should Genoa have a train station?
    Yes, it will bring positive development
    No, it will bring crime