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Mazda CX-3 billed as subcompact SUV

Roseville, CA,- My first thought after seeing the 2018 Mazda CX-3: Is this really a sport utility vehicle? It looks more like a tall hatchback than a subcompact SUV.

2018 Ford Mustang maintains winning formula

Roseville, CA,- The Ford Mustang has truly been one of America's iconic cars for the past 54 years. And with a purposeful new redesign three years ago, there's little doubt that the Mustang

Nissan does great job with Armada redesign

Roseville, CA, - Historically, changes have not been part of the playbook for the Nissan Armada.

Toyota RAV4 top-selling compact SUV

Roseville, CA,- The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a reputation for solid versatility because it can haul groceries, carry sports equipment, transport four kids to school, and ease into small parking spaces.

Brain Injured Volunteer Helping Brain Injured

Every year at this time, I try featuring a person who shows the spirit of the season in walking the extra mile to help people with disabilities.

Do You Know Someone with PTSD?

From statements heard over the last decade in public, I believe I'm safe in saying a majority of Americans, if asked, would say posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects mostly men that served in the military under life-threatening conditions.Nothing could be further from the truth.

Woman Starts “Letters of Hope”

In late 2011, then 20-year-old Malinda Shultice of Altoona, Iowa, unexpectedly became pregnant while at Iowa State University majoring in journalism and political science.

Double Amputee has Mom with Alzheimer’s

On Christmas Eve 1995, diabetic Dan Adragna was admitted to a clinic in Santa Cruz, California. Over the next few days, he would have double pneumonia, kidney failure, an emergency tracheotomy, and his heart would stop four times.

Asperger’s Syndrome being redefined

Dr. Diane Twachtman-Cullen, editor-in-chief of Autism Spectrum Quarterly, began working with children with autism 25 years ago, "back when autism was a rare disorder,"

A Most Miraculous Story

Except for the pseudonyms used, the story I'm about to tell is true. I know it's true because my wife personally knows the people. For several reasons, they just didn't want to reveal their real names

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