Opinion

Letters: Time to protect Rocklin’s trees

Think mature oaks are protected in Rocklin? Forget it. Even though Rocklin’s Oak Tree Preservation Guidelines classify oaks as “protected” trees, they’re d ...

Our View: Grandma’s cloven demise no cause for celebration

Growing up, I never quite understood the fascination and popularity of the song “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.” Swinging and upbeat, this hillbilly-ish anthem wri ...

Letters: Food is intended for the needy, not the greedy

With the holiday season upon us, we wish to remind people that it is a time of giving and helping those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately, at a recent event we attended, we ov ...

Letters: If NOR CAL seceded

Once upon a time, forested counties of Northern California seceded to form the state of Jefferson. They were tired of sending southward all their water, made precious by drought. T ...

Letters: Who actually represents the tax payers?

Can someone please explain why, when a city or state is in a financial shortfall, we, the taxpayers, continue to pay ridiculously overpriced pensions and medical coverage to city a ...

Letters: An important new voice emerges

I rarely find time to comment on particular writings, even if I find them interesting. However, I could not let this go by: Absolute bravo to Jason Smith for writing a magnificent ...

Letters: Blame game over tragedy was low indeed

In response to the letter “Who’s to blame,” published in the Comment Section of the Placer County Herald on Oct. 30 and written by Jerry Johnson, it would like to ...

Another View: The Bat Rays and the Bees

We went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium this past weekend.  We saw trained sea otters perform amazing tricks like swimming in circles and eating fish. We saw huge bluefin tuna sw ...

Another View: Human Parts: From my phone to me – a love letter

Dear Jason, Wow. What can I say? I’ve never been in a relationship where love was expressed with such reciprocity, a standard, on-going affair with mutual admiration and res ...

Letters: Give Rocklin council more money!

Our Rocklin City Council deserve a raise, even if only a token amount of appreciation for all of their hard work. I have been attending the regular city council meeting for approxi ...