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Another View: Land use controversy…there is a standard procedure

Land use decision-making is admittedly volatile: developers want entitlements, environmentalists want growth management, and neighborhood organizations want a say in the approval p ...

Another View: Business Corner: The Mission of the Vision Part II

Editor’s note: To read part I of this three-part series, which recapps the differences between the a mission and a vision statement, see the Placer Herald’s April 2 edi ...

Another View: Business Corner: The Mission of the Vision part I

When used correctly, mission statements and visions statements are powerful business tools. These statements are often at the center of your company culture, and strategic decision ...

Another View: Leaders should be transparent in the role they played in golf course controversy

Our organization (Friends of Rocklin Open Space) appreciates much of the good work the city has performed in managing and developing the City of Rocklin. However, the manageme ...

Another View: Rocklin should care about the future of Loomis

The frenzied construction at Rocklin’s new Commons and The Crossing portends a 21st Century shopping experience; but only one mile away lays the town of Loomis, a place where ...

Another View: Saving Placer’s library system – our vision for the future

I hope that many of you reading this have had the opportunity to visit a Placer County Library recently to borrow a book, DVD, book on CD, music CD, use a computer, attend a progra ...

Wildlife Neighbors

A bird with the will to live    - a true story A male Black-headed Grosbeak, cracking sunflower seeds at a backyard feeder, was knocked to the ground by a haw ...

Another View: Rocklin’s youth drinking ordinance is deceptive, dishonest

I read the article and was quite surprised to discover that the City Council of Rocklin was passing a stealth tax, while placing the lives of its citizens at risk. Upon review of ...

Another View: A third open letter to Lifetouch School Portraits

Dear Lifetouch School Portraits, I wrote you two previous letters back in March of last year, and I’m not totally sure if your corporate office got them or not. The gist of ...

Another View: Of Slingshots, deer and roses

On the floor of Rocklin’s Clover Valley, amongst the ancient valley oaks and grinding rocks, the deer frolic. It’s not only the deer. The coyotes, fox, quail, turkeys, ...