Opinion

Our View: In praise of our Celtic cousins

“I think that all of the Celtic nations are fond of each other,” a young Scotsman told me when arriving in Edinburgh from Ireland. “Hopefully you’ll enjoy o ...

Letters: Rocklin cuts too many trees

Roger Smith recently agreed with an editorial about new development and chastised Rocklin for the destruction of old growth trees. I agree 100 percent. When my husband and I moved ...

Another View: FBI crime stats show ‘the Experiment’ has failed

When Realignment was introduced, it was described as one of the “great experiments in American incarceration policy.” Unfortunately, the guinea pigs in this experiment ...

Another View: If you’re not voting for Sanders, who can trust you?

When Bernie Sanders says healthcare should be a right for all people, he’s essentially demonstrating a general concern for the health and well being of all citizens in this c ...

Letters: Rocklin wastes money on pet registration

Many believe that registering your dog with the city is a guarantee that your pet will be returned to you should they become lost. According to Placer County’s website, licen ...

Our View: Blinking at the Odd Couple – Hillary Clinton and Henry Kissinger

It goes without saying that most of Placer County’s Republicans are not Hillary Clinton fans. However, there seems to be a degree of surprise about the amount of backlash gro ...

Oscar Outlook: Divided race heading into Hollywood's big night

The 2016 Oscar race is an unusual one. In 14 years of following the hoopla around the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ big show, I have never seen a more divided ...

Letters: Rocklin fails on more than hospital planning

Kudos to the “Another View” article by Joe Patterson concerning the City of Rocklin’s policies and processes for reviewing and vetting new developments. The poor ...

Film review: Coen brothers worship at the Hollywood altar with “Hail, Caesar!”

“Would that it t’were so simple.” Ah, but it’s a Coen brothers film. Over the course of three decades writing and directing their own movies, legendary fi ...

Another View: Seeking professional help

Who do you talk to when you are struggling in your relationship? Where do you go to vent when you are overwhelmed with the stressors and responsibilities that life continues to pil ...

Superbowl reminder of sex trade victims

Here it is. Superbowl Sunday. Possibly the most American event of the year. Close to 117 million people are expected to sit down with their nachos and hot wings today and watch the ...

Our View: Southern bits and the speed of Mardi Gras

February offers two celebration options: One involves a vacuous, corporate-manufactured holiday aimed at wringing cash from depleted wallets while mercilessly preying on guilt and ...

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 ...

SIGN LANGUAGE: Lincoln student-fans get personal in PVL rivalry game

The words “F@$# you” are scrawled into the visiting wall of Placer High’s historic Earl Crabbe Gymnasium. A sharpie penned the phrase “Smoke weed every day& ...

Your Health: Exploring a plant-based diet

Over the years, I’ve tried different variations of low fat diets, low carb diets, liquid diets and meat-free diets, all in a quest to find that magic bullet that would allow ...