Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Letters: New voter law a victory, not controversy

Ian Adams' commentary on California's New Motor Voter Law, Assembly Bill 1461("Compulsory voter registration should be debated", Placer Herald, October 22) is so ...

Letters: Rocklin pays for others’ greed

Unfortunately for Rocklin, Charlie Gibson, owner of the Rocklin Golf Club, has seen the light. He is closing his business so he can focus his talent and resources on other projects ...

Letters: Values of Old Country carried on in Placer

Thanks to Placer Land Trust and the Oest Family for preserving open spaces in Placer County. Peter Oest, who came here in 1858, was Daryl Oest’s great-grandfather and my gre ...

Letter: Hillary is tops

(Hillary Clinton) will get my vote. She was first lady of Arkansas for 20 years. During that time she had a very successful career in her own right as an attorney. She was the f ...