Editorials

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 ...

Another View: A look back on 2013

Each year, the City Council selects a new mayor from the five councilmembers, and Scott Yuill will serve as mayor through 2014. I am honored to have served as mayor this past year ...

Our View: From the Preditor’s desk

At a loss for what to write for my last column of the year, I tried to pick the most important thing that happened to me in 2013. Professionally, the biggest event of my year was t ...

Another View: Rocklin police work to achieve re-accreditation

Rocklin is well-known for being the best at what we do. Whether it’s our excellent school district with high academic standards, our city government with a commitment to tran ...

Our View: New roundabouts are nothing to freak out about

Is your head spinning yet? Or is it just the view as you circle through Rocklin’s new back-to-back roundabouts? I’ve heard a lot of comments about the new roundabouts, ...

Another View: Virtual meetings need the light of day

After five years of covering the City Council activities for the Placer Herald, I want to share, in my opinion, what could be problematic for Rocklinites moving forward. As I atte ...

Another View: How you can make a difference

There is a cry for help being heard loud and clear throughout the greater Sacramento area. With the lingering effects of the economic recession and still-high unemployment rate, p ...

Another View: Rocklin’s changes hurting nonprofits

The recent fireworks ordinance change proposed by the City Council seems to be another example of how the city is polarizing the community at the expense of nonprofits. These grou ...

Another View: What did we learn from the shutdown?

Government is simply a word for the things we decide to do together. And if there is one lesson the recent 16-day government shutdown taught us, it is this: There are a lot of thin ...

Another View: Speak up and speak out

We can’t change what has already happened, but we can change the way we feel and think about what has already happened. The past year, starting with the alleged actions of t ...