Opinion

Letters: Rocklin’s Double-Dutch trouble

I live in Rocklin near the new Dutch Brothers Coffee place on the corner of Sunset and Springview. The traffic jams in this area, with all cars pulling in and out of the driveways ...

Another View: What is wrong with Congressman McClintock? A Republican’s take

I consider myself a conservative Republican. I think our Congressman, Tom McClintock, is out of touch with the voters in our district and he typifies what is wrong with Congress.&n ...

Our View: A writer says goodbye to Rocklin

We are all alike in the sense that we are all different; and this presents a writer with the opportunity to learn something from every person. So thank you for teaching, Placer He ...

Letters: Minimum wage earners have it good

I wonder if Americans know that nearly 80 percent of all minimum wage earners receive subsidies from our federal government … There was a day, now it seems so very long ago ...

Letters: Cage fighting is too violent

“Cage fighting” (mixed martial arts) is just what we need. With all the growing concern about concussions and head trauma, along comes another “sport” with ...

To boldly go … for the first time

Most high school football players entering their senior season have become accustomed to practicing in the closing weeks of summer in the scorching heat. It has become a yearly ...

The healing power of sports

There is a film and song titled “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing,” and in some cases the same could be said for sports – especially in the case of the recently co ...

Another View: I love meth (not literally): Confessions of a TV tweaker

It’s time I came clean. I can’t hide it anymore. I love crystal meth. I can’t stop. I have to have it all the time. Not the actual drug. What am I, an idiot? Do ...

Another View: Understanding the ‘dog days’ of summer, and the city’s policy

I make no secret about being a dog lover. Members of my Rocklin family include two very personable golden retrievers, Jackson and Rocky, who believe our swimming pool is exclusivel ...

A record year for local baseball

The final chapter of the baseball season was written in Stockton last week when the Rocklin Little League Majors All Stars concluded their run at the Division II Northern Californi ...

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, ...