Opinion

Cheerleading: more than just a sport

An article written a couple of months ago by the Press Tribune’s Jorden P. Hales concerning the controversy over pending legislation to classify cheerleading as a sport is a ...

What’s Trending: College eating and the ‘freshman 15’ are worrisome

Many high school graduates will be leaving the home nest and heading off to college this month, ready to embark on a life of independence. This next chapter as emerging adults will ...

Our View: Superheroes bust blocks, banks and brains

“The red capes are coming,” teases Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor in the latest trailer for an upcoming superhero movie. In context it’s an ominous quip about t ...

Running the Western States 100

On June 27, I woke up 15 minutes before the 3 o'clock alarm and started the final preparations for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.  The night before, I had app ...

Baseball ending starts sports’ cycle

Just when everyone is about to collapse from a high school year of sports, the spirit is revived by Little League All Stars baseball. At each level, 9-10 Minors, 11 Minors/Majors, ...

From the editor’s desk: Of barbecues and other demons

Summer time and the living’s easy: That is, if you’re countering our heat wave by igniting flames of your own on the grill. It’s California: The afternoons are ho ...

Letters: Too much speeding in Rocklin

I've been wanting to send this to the Placer herald for a longtime and after sitting in our backyard during the day and evening with the wonderful weather we've had this pa ...

Letters: Did my eyes deceive me, Rocklin?

The recent rain in Northern California came as a blessing, however we are still in a severe drought that requires us all to be mindful of our water usage. That’s why I was st ...

Letters: Rocklin or ‘Wreckland’ ?

The Rocklin City Council just doomed yet another beautiful oak woodland to complete and permanent destruction. By a unanimous vote, the City Council overturned their Planning Commi ...

Letters: I Support Gibson’s plans for golf course

I bought my house on Union Street because I could look out on a large, well-kept field of green by the creek on the 15th fairway. I do not want to see my property values hit becaus ...

Another View: Business Corner: Does your business understand baby boomers

“Baby boomer” is a term used to describe the generation of Americans born from 1946 through 1964. That means these folks are now somewhere roughly between the ages of 5 ...

Another View: PFC looks to help on homeless problem

Regardless of political stripe or where they live in the county, many Placer County residents list the homelessness situation here as a major concern. Despite the good works of man ...

Letters: Rocklin council's ‘ugly’ legacy

Needless to say, my wife and I are very disappointed by the approval from the Rocklin City Council of those apartments at the intersection of Sierra College Boulevard and Rocklin R ...

Letters: Rocklin council’s greed, betrayal

I wonder what California's magnificent coast and Redwood forests would look like if Rocklin's City Council had been the decision-makers in charge of their fates? Thankfully ...

Letters: Faith lost in Rocklin City Council

I have been a Rocklin resident and business owner for the past 10 years. My family members are also longtime Rocklin residents. One of my daughters has taught in Rocklin for over 1 ...