ROD PAIGE: Good Soil-The Overlooked Aspect of School Reform

OPINION – “And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” – Mark 4:8, Holy Bible, English Standard Version The importance of the home and community role in student learning has for years been shouted by a small but unwavering group of researchers […]

JASON MATHEWS: 5 Ways That divorce Affects Retirement

OPINION – In the United States between 40-50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Often times when we divorce it affects our retirement and many times it’s not until 10-20 years down the road. In this article we show five ways divorce can affect your retirement and that you can financial well being. Divorce can […]

Lynnis Woods: How To Get A Quick Boost of Energy Without Caffeine

OPINION – We are always looking for ways to increase our energy as we go throughout our hectic day.  Here are a few tips that actually work!  I have tried them all and they actually helped me feel more energized when I needed the pick me up feeling!   Practice Extreme Craziness – Really! Sometimes […]

TIANA BURSE: Toss Expectations Into The Sea of Life

OPINION – Tao Zen once stated: “Act without expectation.” A few days ago I launched one of my biggest interviews thisyear to date with one of the most popular thought leaders in the social media world. With that came some extremely pressing expectations that I considered self induced. The pressure of making my feature as […]

TIANA BURSE: Emotional Residue

OPINION – “The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.” – Tony Robbins Throughout our life we all experience some points of pain, pleasures, failures, […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: A Good Education By Any Means Necessary

(OPINION) – At age 6, Mical spent the majority of his first school year kicked out of class for behavioral issues, including angry and violent outbursts. His Great Aunt and legal guardian, Martha Presley, was worried sick about Mical and his future. At such a young age, he seemed destined for failure and even worse, […]

RICHARD PAN: State Fair Offers Best of Our State

OPINION – What’s not to love about the California State Fair? Whether you come for the splash dogs, concerts, cooking demonstrations, scientific wonders, award-winning California wines or the funnel cake, the fair brings the best our state has to offer, right in our own backyard. This year’s fair was extra sweet, as it was great […]

LYNNIS WOODS: Maximizing Your Wellness During The Summer

OPINION – It Summer!! A great time of the year to get outdoors, enjoy the weather and perhaps make a couple of lifestyle changes for your wellness that you can incorporate throughout the year.  Below are a few wellness essentials to help you stay well and thrive throughout the summer and beyond. Hydration  – We […]


OPINION – As I write I think back to the times I begin to question self. I am threatened by something. It could be that “little committee” talking in my head that seems to make up ways for me to question me. Oh that “committee” seems way too familiar with events in my life that seemed […]

TIANA BURSE: Progress Equals Happiness

OPINION – Frederick Douglass once stated: “Where there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Numerous times a day I receive a mass of emails and social media messages from both men and women sharing with me what they are going through in their life as well as their business. While they are in fact […]