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Another View: The real history and meaning behind ‘the State of Jefferson’

Green flags emblazoned with a yellow circle encompassing twin Xs are an increasingly common sight in the Gold Country. That standard belongs not to a county, or a current state in ...

Business Corner: How the US Army Corps of Engineers impacts the economy

It was surprisingly interesting On Oct.5,  I attended a public forum on the permitting process for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (let’s just call them Corps from her ...

Embracing the grind

When Ohio State University made its triumphant pilgrimage to the NCAA national football championship last season, head coach Urban Meyer termed it “The Chase.” This sea ...

Another View: An open debate about compulsory voter registration is critical

Assembly Bill 1462, signed earlier this month by Gov. Jerry Brown, will utterly transform California's electorate, adding 6 million new voters overnight. Whether this tran ...

Business Corner: Kill the squirrel syndrome with the Pomodoro technique

Yeah, I'll admit it. So should you. As part of my recovery process, I have to admit something. I have experienced occasional symptoms that seem to point to a disorder known as ...

Business Corner: From minorities to entrepreneurial majorities

According to an Intuit report for 2020, the minorities in America will collectively become the majority of the population in the four largest states: California, New York, Texas, a ...

Another View: Emissions bill failed at capital for a reason

For a Sacramento administration unaccustomed to failure, the end of the state’s legislative session had an air of unique disappointment. An effort backed by Governor Jerry Br ...

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 ...