Letters to the Editor

Another View: Scrapped Plans for psyche hospital expose big weakness in Rocklin process

Now that Universal Health Services – the company behind the proposal to put a 100-plus bed lockdown psych facility across the street from Whitney High School – has with ...

Another View: Rocklin City Council stepped up when it mattered, and books still matter

It has been five years since the Rocklin Library on Granite Drive opened its doors to the Rocklin community. It took the Rocklin Friends of the Library 10 years to save $160,000 to ...

Reader input: Gov. Brown’s sister and the big gas leak

News: Information and/or a factual report about something that has happened recently. Where is the outrage in the media about Southern California Gas Company leak? There are head ...

Another View: The memories behind a Rocklin firefighter

Ask any firefighter about “the call” — or main memory — they carry around. You won’t have to wait long for an answer; we all seem to have one. I firs ...

Another View: Civility isn’t the problem, a badly broken process is

City Manager Ricky Horst recently wrote in defense of the City of Rocklin’s actions in the ongoing efforts to place a locked-down acute psychiatric hospital in what is quite ...

Letters: Balancing security, privacy

A recent article dealing with Google, NSA and the FBI, Google and Apple have supposedly developed an “unbreakable” encryption technology that is currently deployed in t ...

Letters: Time to dump Trump

In about 400 days America will inaugurate a new president of our United States.   Currently, the Republican candidate mosh pit is a messy thing — an unattract ...

Another View: Due Process and civil debate in Rocklin

Municipal politics, especially in smaller communities like Rocklin, are for the most part individual, intimate and above the quagmire of party politics. We have always been able to ...

Another View: Yes, Rocklin, there is free TV for us

Before cable and satellite systems, all TV shows were broadcast over the air and you could pick up their analog signals with an outdoor antenna; or, if you were close to the s ...

Another View: Seeing Santa in flashing red — a Rocklin holiday fable

Imagine if you will a holiday fable. You sit with your family, cozy in your home, enjoying that wonderful feeling that only this time of year can produce. Then, at the edge of your ...

Another View: The real history and meaning behind ‘the State of Jefferson’

Green flags emblazoned with a yellow circle encompassing twin Xs are an increasingly common sight in the Gold Country. That standard belongs not to a county, or a current state in ...

Letters: Psychotic hospital equals dangerous hospital

Thanks to Dan King for his thoughtful and informative Op Ed in the Placer Herald on Nov.12. His commentary focused on the proposed site of a locked-down psychiatric facility in our ...

Letters: Psyche hospital has big money protection

Just a few yards from the spot where we bus 1770 kids from all over Rocklin to learn at Whitney High, a Fortune 500 company is proposing a locked-down facility for acutely psychoti ...

Another View: Psyche hospital may indeed be a threat

To my good neighbors throughout Western Placer County: I’ll admit it, I’m one of the alarmist NIMBY cooks who has started seriously looking into the proposed locked-do ...

Letters: Rocklin reaction to new mental hospital was out of line

I have a question for Jeremy Veldestra and other Rocklin residents actively opposing the building of Universal Health Services’ proposed 102-bed Behavioral Health Hospital in ...