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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, ...

Another View: Despite hot-button nature, feminism has its supporters at Rocklin High

Recently women have taken a stand on the inequality of gender-based issues, some even going on strikes and quitting their jobs to pursue what they believe in — fair treatment ...

Another View: Given national headlines, it’s time to thank Rocklin PD

We drive out of Rocklin to work. We drive home to Rocklin to enjoy our families and neighborhoods. Oh, it’s so easy to take for granted the community we live it. Don’t ...

Another View: Parental guidance suggested

My wife and I are experiencing some parenting challenges lately. Not the standard kind of challenges involving the kids being unruly, but the really annoying kind where we are find ...

Taking on the Resolution Run 2015

New Years Day has always been the start of new beginnings and unbroken resolutions. I decided to begin mine at the Auburn Overlook competing in the Resolution Run for 2015. I am s ...

Another View: The Bat Rays and the Bees

We went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium this past weekend.  We saw trained sea otters perform amazing tricks like swimming in circles and eating fish. We saw huge bluefin tuna sw ...

Media Life: Reporter’s-eye view was up close on day Mike Davis died

  It was a barrage of shots that crackled through a quiet residential area of Auburn. It  was a barrage of shots that continue to reverberate in the local and national ...

Sports reaveal more than athletic ability

We often have to endure the slings and arrows of what is wrong with us without balancing it with what is good, as well. Case in point was the broken leg suffered by Rocklin High f ...

Another View: Putting pen to paper does not make you a writer - it makes you a primate

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but at some point we lost our way. Maybe it was when we got trophies despite getting beaten on the field, or maybe it was the time that ...

Unafraid to take mediocrity head on

Sports are rarely, if ever, played to achieve mediocrity. However, there are limits for those willing to accept those limits. None of the teams I cover fall into that category. Ca ...

Adjusting to the changes

We all look forward to something new, but we are not always so open to change. Case in point is the fact the Sierra Foothill League will bring in two, new outstanding programs and ...

Baseball’s supporting cast

Little League and PONY Youth baseball have started to wind down, at least in this area. Some teams made some amazing runs in the postseason and deserve congratulations. Recently w ...

Learning the lessons of experience

The half-marathon is an incredible feat for the average individual to compete in and to complete. This past weekend, I competed in the Davis Moo-nlight half-marathon Saturday nigh ...

Another View: Understanding science shouldn’t be controversial

Being a scientist is not for everyone, but benefiting from scientists’ work is. However you want to respond to science—love, hate, inspiration or apathy— is your ...

Local making progress on AMA Pro circuit

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – The weekend of May 31 to June 1 was round No. 2 of the AMA Pro Road Racing series at Road America and my second – ever –AMA Pro race. I had ...