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Straight Talk TNT: Father has new flame

Dear Straight Talk: I have been separated/divorced for 15 months. About nine months ago, following a rebound relationship, I met someone I’m serious about. I’m as surprised as ...

Straight Talk TNT: Mom worries about son's Facebook friend count

Dear Straight Talk: Maybe I shouldn’t meddle, but my son is an awkward, shy teenager and my brother’s kids are popular. At a recent reunion, a lively conversation ensued about ...

Straight Talk TNT: There are better ways to go about piercings

Dear Straight Talk: Like many girls our age, my sister and I wanted our nipples and navel pierced. We’re under 18 and knew our prudish mom wouldn’t consent, so we did it on th ...

Straight Talk: Moving on can be hard

Dear Straight Talk: Six months ago, my younger sister was rejected by her boyfriend for another girl. She’s still not over it. She lies around sad and depressed and hardly leave ...

Storm moves in: Placer County offers pointers to get through the worst of it

The Auburn area held up well Monday under the first of a series of heavy rain and wind storms expected to roar through the foothills this week. The rain started coming down in shee ...

Straight Talk: How can nice guy have chance against bad boys

Dear Straight Talk: Why do girls always fall for bad boys? I’m a nice guy, decent looking, and lots of girls are my friends. They hang out with me between recurring episodes of b ...

Straight Talk: Daughter bisexual? Mom seeks advice

Dear Straight Talk: My 15-year-old daughter, “Amy,” has never had a boyfriend nor kissed a boy. Recently she told me she thinks she is bisexual. She says she is confused beca ...

And Another Thing: Sending grads into the world with a little advice

Well, it’s almost the end of May, and once again nobody’s asked me to speak at graduation. I can’t understand it. I have so many insights to pass along. I can come up with a ...
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