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What’s Trending: Bigger is not always better

Everything is big in America, from cars, houses grocery stores and purses, to food portions. Advertising tells us we get more for our money if we purchase the super-size.  Man ...

Football history adds another chapter

Well, it is that marvelous time of year again – fall. The trees start to change from bright, vibrant green to the comforting shades of red and bright orange. The temperature ...

Another View: What is wrong with Congressman McClintock? A Republican’s take

I consider myself a conservative Republican. I think our Congressman, Tom McClintock, is out of touch with the voters in our district and he typifies what is wrong with Congress.&n ...

Our View: A writer says goodbye to Rocklin

We are all alike in the sense that we are all different; and this presents a writer with the opportunity to learn something from every person. So thank you for teaching, Placer He ...

To boldly go … for the first time

Most high school football players entering their senior season have become accustomed to practicing in the closing weeks of summer in the scorching heat. It has become a yearly ...

The healing power of sports

There is a film and song titled “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing,” and in some cases the same could be said for sports – especially in the case of the recently co ...

Another View: I love meth (not literally): Confessions of a TV tweaker

It’s time I came clean. I can’t hide it anymore. I love crystal meth. I can’t stop. I have to have it all the time. Not the actual drug. What am I, an idiot? Do ...

A record year for local baseball

The final chapter of the baseball season was written in Stockton last week when the Rocklin Little League Majors All Stars concluded their run at the Division II Northern Californi ...

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 ...