Editorials

Our View: Travels, troubles and tuning out

If John Steinbeck were alive today and again took his epic drive that resulted in the book, “Travels with Charley: in search of America,” he would probably be haunted b ...

Our View: The forgotten allure of the Golden State

It’s been 13 months since I started at the Placer Herald, and 15 since I gathered the portable effects of my life in Northeast Michigan, put them in a car with me and drove 2 ...

Our View: ‘Drug wars,’ death epidemics and staring into the sun

The most difficult thing about reporting on methamphetamine and heroin addiction — and the violence, victimization and disintegration rooted in their essence — is ...

Our View: When lost in lifting peaks and data-driven jungles

Part of life in Placer County is existing near the edge of true wilderness; and that’s a connection we shouldn’t forget amidst the new digital wilderness that’s b ...

Our View: Eulogizing the Editor

Her body was laid on the pool table of a darkened bar on Judah Street. Her eyes were closed. Her arms were folded across her chest. No mortician in South Placer could have fixed a ...

Our View: Beating the heat — it doesn’t get better

I love living in Rocklin, but I had the good sense to get the heck out of town Saturday. Luckily for me, Flood Water Roller Derby had a scrimmage in Tahoe Saturday (we won!), so ...

Our View: California’s counties could learn from the nation’s only prison rodeo

Editor’s Note: On April 20, Gold Country Media reporter Scott Thomas Anderson spent the day at the Angola Prison Rodeo, held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, two hours no ...

A farewell to Editor Gloria Beverage

It is with sorrow but yet joy that we say goodbye to the editor of the Placer Herald, Gloria Beverage.Gloria has been with Gold Country Media since 1979. She started as the Auburn ...

Our View: Council sending mixed messages on city's heritage

Two recently announced projects may be giving residents very mixed messages. It appears to us that Rocklin?s plan to place historical monuments or artifacts in the center of planne ...

The Saturday Skinny: How I got started with my own weight loss program

In early February, I wrote a column in the Telegraph describing how I had lost 60 pounds. The response I received was overwhelming. People wanted to know how I did it and they want ...

Paying it forward: My tribute to Matt Redding

  When I left the home of John and Marilyn Redding last Friday, I understood how the family of an organ donor recipient must feel when they meet the family of the person w ...

Our View: Council's decision on new billboards sets precedent

The approval of three electronic billboards on Highway 65 and Interstate 80 sets a questionable precedent for our community. In making their decision, city council members chose t ...

Our View: Limit excessive leave payouts to city workers

Rocklin City Council members need to stop the current practice of allowing employees to bank excessive sick and vacation time. Last year the council forced incoming City Manager ...

Another View: Be careful of what you say

Too many people speak without thinking and hear without listening. If the words “gay” and “retarded” have been integrated into your everyday colloquial vocabulary as dero ...