Editorials

Our View: Grandma’s cloven demise no cause for celebration

Growing up, I never quite understood the fascination and popularity of the song “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.” Swinging and upbeat, this hillbilly-ish anthem wri ...

Our View: Readers can still measure ‘The Messenger’

It seems every time I meet someone new and tell them I’m a journalist, they feel inclined — maybe even obligated — to chime in with some variation on the lament t ...

Supes ante up with study on homelessness

Placer County supervisors took a small but significant step last week in addressing the problem of homelessness in our communities, and for that, the board is to be commended. Sup ...

Our View: Rocklin Unified in a jam — it’s amateur hour

One of the most cliché images in world literature is the motif of a crafty, energetic student finally surpassing his or her teacher; yet there was no better analogy to fall ...

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 ...

Our View: A Burning Man for all seasons

Early in “Lawrence of Arabia,” David Lean's epic about a soul-searching prodigy, the fictional Mr. Dryden observes that Lawrence has a funny sense of “fun&rdq ...

Another View: P.D. looks at slain marshal’s trust as a symbol in hard times

One hundred years ago, Rocklin was a small, tight-knit community. Communication was word-of-mouth and newspaper, rather than social media. Our railroad town was sprinkled with farm ...

2 state bills would choke businesses

Over the years, California has earned a reputation of not being friendly to business interests, and thus we have seen states like Texas come try to pry businesses to move out of ou ...

Our View: Cinéma vérité comes of age with ‘Boyhood’

None of us grow up in a vacuum. Youth is a gauntlet of influences, of family and friends and cultural factors that shape our DNA into the person who comes out the other side, but ...

Our View: Denial bleeds harder than news headlines

Silence can be the most comforting way for a community’s future to disintegrate. Earlier this year, a reader published a letter blasting our newsroom for covering too much & ...