Editorials

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: Headlines, deadlines and memories made

I spent Tuesday afternoon packing up my office, removing pictures from the walls, choosing which trinkets to leave behind for the next guy, trying to decide if it was worth it to p ...

Another View: Water and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

In October 2013, the Environmental Impact Report for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan was released for public review. This is the twin tunnel project advertised to restore the Delta ...

Another View: Toys for Tots 2013 campaign report to the community

It gives me great pleasure to report the results of our 2013 Toys for Tots Campaign to the residents of Southwest Placer County, which comprises the cities of Lincoln, Loomis, Gran ...

Another View: Technical education needed to fill high-demand jobs of tomorrow

Many complex problems are holding back the California economy. And one of the biggest reasons is the state’s shortage of high-skill workers. The Society of Manufacturing Eng ...

Another View: Keeping promises in Clover Valley

Almost six years ago to the day, an election was held here in Rocklin challenging the vote of the Rocklin City Council to allow the development of 558 homes within Clover Valley. P ...

Another View: Windfall could tempt Legislature to repeat past spending mistakes

We’ve all heard dramatic stories of lottery winners acquiring hundreds of millions of dollars only to declare bankruptcy a few years later. In fact, studies show 70 percent o ...

Another View: Region needs to start investing in its young professionals

When I was young and just out of college, my generation of young professionals selected a career, decided on what company we wanted to work for and went to live wherever that compa ...