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Cheerleading: more than just a sport

An article written a couple of months ago by the Press Tribune’s Jorden P. Hales concerning the controversy over pending legislation to classify cheerleading as a sport is a ...

What’s Trending: College eating and the ‘freshman 15’ are worrisome

Many high school graduates will be leaving the home nest and heading off to college this month, ready to embark on a life of independence. This next chapter as emerging adults will ...

Running the Western States 100

On June 27, I woke up 15 minutes before the 3 o'clock alarm and started the final preparations for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.  The night before, I had app ...

Baseball ending starts sports’ cycle

Just when everyone is about to collapse from a high school year of sports, the spirit is revived by Little League All Stars baseball. At each level, 9-10 Minors, 11 Minors/Majors, ...

Another View: Business Corner: Does your business understand baby boomers

“Baby boomer” is a term used to describe the generation of Americans born from 1946 through 1964. That means these folks are now somewhere roughly between the ages of 5 ...

Too Cool for Comfort Part II: Perks and financial benefits to offering too many remedial classes at community colleges

Editor’s note: In Part I of this Op Ed series, which was published last week, Dr. Janis Cox Jones reviewed research suggesting between 1998 and 2008, the California Community ...

Too Cool for Comfort Part I: Transfer numbers at Cal’s community colleges have been minuscule for decades

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part Op Ed series. This is the time of year when parents of high school sophomore or junior students contemplating college begin t ...

Media Life: Placer County water embroiled in Starbucks Coffee flap

It’s one of those little-known facts about Placer County that’s been revealed in one of the darndest places. Mother Jones has the story and the cappuccino cups are rat ...

Another View: A scheming yacht club and the Tahoe Glaceau

Amid the many news reports and ripe opportunities for new taxes brought about by the severe drought in California, one crucial element to the story may not be getting the attention ...

Another View: Business Corner: Why you should start your own small business

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms. Since 1995, small businesses have generated 64 percent of ...

Pacing problem in Rocklin Run

Run Rocklin is a great event to bring together friends, family and a community for a terrific cause in the city of Rocklin. The 2015 race was my second and I did it for the reason ...

Another View: Business Corner: The mission of the vision part III

Editor’s note: Part 1 of this series recapped the differences between the mission and vision statements, the team that should be assembled, and the process for collecting wor ...

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 ...