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Daniel J Vance

Spina Bifida: Columnist Proud of His Daughter

Roseville, CA- It was one of those proud father moments, and one of admiration. Our 20-year-old daughter, Abigail, last evening rolled down the chapel main aisle and graduated cum laude

Redesigned Cadillac CTS a keeper

Many auto experts praised the Cadillac CTS when it was first unveiled in 2002. And since that time, I've remained a fan of this attractive midsize luxury sport sedan.

Mazda 3 boasts enviable 40 mpg

Even top-selling vehicles need something new to keep the appeal level from falling. With that in mind, the braintrust at Mazda decided it was time to give its already popular Mazda 3 some added appeal.
Realtor Julie Jalone

More Home Sellers Are Buying Again

Julie Jalone of MagnumOne Realty in Roseville, writes about a recent survey of home sellers which reveals some very positive trends in our housing market.
Daniel J Vance

Traumatic Brain Injury changed a community

On December 1, 1995, a large van accidentally hit pedestrian Sharon Gieseke on a busy street in downtown New Ulm, Minnesota. She immediately blacked out.
Daniel J Vance

Adragna Lost Both Legs, Gained Empathy

Roseville, CA- Christmas Eve 1995 was a day Dan Adragna of Sacramento, California, would rather forget. He was only 30, but a diabetic.
Lexus GX 460

2018 Lexus GX 460 needs upgrading

Lexus 2018 Screaming for a Remodel Roseville, CA- Four years has been long enough. The Lexus GX 460 is due for an overhaul.Although Toyota and its luxury...
Dennis Godby, ND

Your Health: Not Getting Blood Tests

It is extremely unfortunate that most patients will not even think of going to a doctor until they have symptoms, which
Daniel J Vance

How Polio changed one man’s career and life

What many people call "bad," 71-year-old Arvid Schwartz of Green Isle, Minnesota, calls "good."

Mazda Miata: One fun convertible

Roseville, CA- Roseville, CA- The primary consideration for people who want to buy a convertible: Fun.The Mazda MX-5 Miata delivers big time.