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Redesigned Nissan Altima remains a solid performer

Although this Nissan Altima came equipped with a four-cylinder engine, the sporty performance could have easily been mistaken for a V6.

Quirky-looking Ford Flex offers great versatility

Three years ago, Ford took somewhat of a daring move and introduced the quirky looking Flex, giving car shoppers one more option for a vehicle that can accommodate seven passengers. While the Flex's appearance - long, boxy shape and a very low roofline - may not be suited to everyone's taste, most everything else about this crossover wagon is pretty appealing.

Multiple Sclerosis

Forty-year-old Tom Stewart and his little dog had quite a scare recently.

Volvo XC90 remains sophisticated SUV

Abundance of modern tech and safety considerations Roseville, CA- The Volvo XC90 is a very attractive vehicle with a bold, yet classy look that would...

What Will the Government Shutdown Do to Real Estate?

Sacramento Realtor, Julie Jalone who owns MagnumOne Realty in Roseville, explains the impact of the government shutdown on Real Estate.

Casella Not Ready to Give Up

Mario Casella sleeps outside under the stars in Texas, getting through the night in a sleeping bag and doing what he can to survive.

Sacramento in Top 5 Fastest Moving Housing Markets

Sacramento Realtor and owner of MagnumOne Realty in Roseville, Julie Jalone, writes about Sacramento having one of the fastest selling housing markets in the country.

Group Helps Chronically Ill

It was not a good year for Lisa Copen. In 1993 one day, suddenly her wrist began freezing up in pain and soon the sensation migrated to her other wrist, and then to knees and shoulders. "And after three weeks, a doctor diagnosed me with rheumatoid arthritis,"

Gorrell Changed Deaf Sports

If you're a deaf athlete, odds are you've heard of 68-year-old, sports pioneer Howard Gorrell of Delaware. He grew up completely deaf from birth in Dayton, Ohio.

Nissan Murano stands out in midsize crossover class

For a variety of reasons, the Nissan Murano continues to reside near the top of the class in a competitive field of sport utility vehicles that combine versatility with nimble driving acumen.

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