Opinion

Letters: Giving supes this pay hike is unreasonable

Measure B on the November ballot would raise the base pay for County Supervisors from $30,000/year to just over $70,000 per year and automatically increase their annual pay to that ...

Letters: Don’t be fooled by Prop. 47

Don’t let the name fool you; there is nothing safe about Proposition 47, also known as the “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.” In truth, Proposition 47 is a da ...

Letters: McClintock’s views shocking

Recently I was one of a few people to attend a town hall meeting with Congressman Tom McClintock at the Del Webb Community Center.   At that meeting, he informed th ...

Our View: Readers can still measure ‘The Messenger’

It seems every time I meet someone new and tell them I’m a journalist, they feel inclined — maybe even obligated — to chime in with some variation on the lament t ...

Letters: Try thinking outside the box on open space

To the Rocklin City Council members, I am writing as a concerned citizen and 50-year Rocklin resident. I have been following the developments in my neighborhood regarding the Rockl ...

Letters: Sorry, still sick of cyclists

I'm referring to (recent letters defending cyclists). I have so many times attempted to write in about this matter but thought better of it. After my experience on Sa ...

Letters: Don’t dump the baby with the bath water

Jason Smith's investigative report, "The broken cure," is enlightening. I only hope readers will not interpret any perception of temporary problems with the CURES sy ...

Letters: Enough bashing cyclists

I was shocked by the narrow-minded ignorance of Tina Pourfathi’s criticism of cyclists in the Sept 4 letter.  Just how do they “pose a danger to the citizens who l ...

Another View: ‘America Gives More Act’ can make a difference

In July the U.S. House of Representatives approved the America Gives More Act (HR 4719), legislation that makes charitable giving incentives such as tax deductions permanent and re ...

Supes ante up with study on homelessness

Placer County supervisors took a small but significant step last week in addressing the problem of homelessness in our communities, and for that, the board is to be commended. Sup ...