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What’s Trending: College eating and the ‘freshman 15’ are worrisome
Wednesday Jul 29 2015
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 ...
Our View: Superheroes bust blocks, banks and brains
Wednesday Jul 15 2015
“The red capes are coming,” teases Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor in the latest trailer for an upcoming superhero movie. In context it’s an ominous quip about t ...
From the editor’s desk: Of barbecues and other demons
Thursday Jul 02 2015
Summer time and the living’s easy: That is, if you’re countering our heat wave by igniting flames of your own on the grill. It’s California: The afternoons are ho ...
From the Editor's desk: Experiments, itinerants and detours before dark
Wednesday Jun 03 2015
One of my great journalism heroes, Ernie Pyle, was once talked out of his reporter’s desk and into an editor’s chair at a city newspaper. After doing that job for three ...
Our View: Will the real Generation Y please step forward?
Wednesday Jan 28 2015
I once attempted to end an argument with a Roseville official by conceding that I might be an embodiment of all the worst qualities of “Generation X” — cynical, u ...
Our View: Thoughts from a crime reporter’s Christmas
Wednesday Dec 24 2014
I was sitting in the Boxing Donkey Irish Pub in Old Town Roseville, watching tiny ice-lights glint on the clover-green walls and the old oak curving above the Guinness sign, and Th ...
Our View: Lost and found in the never-ending season
Thursday Dec 18 2014
Last week, I published a little tongue-in-cheek column deconstructing the popularity of a novelty Christmas song by Randy Brooks. At least one reader was so incensed that he wrote ...
Our View: Grandma’s cloven demise no cause for celebration
Wednesday Dec 10 2014
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’
Wednesday Oct 15 2014
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
Saturday Sep 27 2014
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
Wednesday Sep 24 2014
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
Wednesday Sep 17 2014
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
Thursday Sep 04 2014
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
Wednesday Aug 27 2014
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
Friday Aug 22 2014
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 ...
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