Editorials

Our View: Rocklin historians deserve seat at table

The state’s decision to abolish redevelopment agencies has created a huge problem for cities like Rocklin. A California Supreme Court ruling on Dec. 29 allows the state to kill ...

Dreaded bottleneck on I-80 finally gone

Like a voracious monster, the dreaded I-80 bottleneck through Roseville has for years greedily gobbled valuable time, fuel, and peace-of-mind. Daily, hundreds of thousands of mot ...

Exchange student visit rewarding

What is that called?” he asked in his crisp French accent. “Sidewalk,” I said. “Ohh, sidewalk,” he repeated slowly, savoring the word. There is no experience quite ...

Riding the roller coaster on Father's Day

I've had parents tell me they didn't really become a parent until they had two. Well, this Father's Day I am officially a parent. My daughter, Ella Grace, was born on my father ...

Another View: Brown budget is wrong for California

Every May the Governor releases an updated version of his January budget proposal. This year’s “May Revise” shows that Governor Brown is dead set on growing government and ra ...

It's time to say goodbye to Rocklin

As I take on a new job and say goodbye to Rocklin, it’s hard not to look back at all of the stories I’ve covered and people I’ve met along the way. One of my first introduct ...

Scramble for Scholars important for community

Scramble for Scholars is more than just an annual golf tournament hosted by the Chamber each year. Scramble gives us an opportunity to partner with the community to support Rocklin ...

Another view: Homelessness opens your eyes

At 20 years old I should be preparing for college soccer tryouts in the summer, starting to register for classes in the fall, hanging out with friends — doing things that 20-year ...

Our View: Supervisors need to cut the right way

More transparency and cutting budgets in the public sector during lean times are great ideas on paper. The execution of those ideas is more important. Recently, District 1 Superv ...

Superintendent responds to state budget challenges

Over the past three years, $18 billion has been cut statewide from public schools. The current “tax extension” stalemate in Sacramento could result in billions more. Th ...

Our View: Saving schools a tax plan worth considering

This past week students from around the state rallied at the Capitol to protest additional cuts to education. Sierra College student Morgan Leskody and professor Megan Seely were a ...

Our View: Election industry doing just fine, thanks to District 4

What costs nearly $2 million, has taxpayers fuming and leaves much of the Sierra foothills without representation on the home court? No, it’s not the Sacramento Kings’ latest ...

State of the Chamber is — awesome

In case you haven’t noticed, the first quarter of each year is dedicated to “state of” events. The president presents the State of the Union address, the governor, the Stat ...

Invest in your pride, buy local

My wife pointed out to me the other day that Baja Fresh in the Rock Creek Plaza on Park and Sunset had closed for good and I felt shocked and disappointed. Shocked that I hadn’t ...

A look back, a look forward: Placer County transportation

As a long time boardmember, and now chair, of the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA), I am honored to be on a team whose long-term visionary planning has kept ove ...