Opinion

Another View; A Thriving Community is Built on A Thriving Economy

A thriving community is built on a thriving local economy. But in order to prosper, a city needs growth in all sectors – business, retail, employment and residential.  T ...

Too Cool for Comfort Part II: Perks and financial benefits to offering too many remedial classes at community colleges

Editor’s note: In Part I of this Op Ed series, which was published last week, Dr. Janis Cox Jones reviewed research suggesting between 1998 and 2008, the California Community ...

Too Cool for Comfort Part I: Transfer numbers at Cal’s community colleges have been minuscule for decades

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part Op Ed series. This is the time of year when parents of high school sophomore or junior students contemplating college begin t ...

Letters: The truth about Rocklin open space fight

Gil Barton’s Placer Herald opinion piece on Charlie Gibson falls far short on accuracy. He stated that Charlie Gibson sat quietly at the Friends of Rocklin Open Space Organiz ...

Another View: Placer County does need to worry about gang activity

Of the seven recognized gangs in California, Norteños and Sureños are the two present in Placer County.  Norteños and Soreños are warring gangs. Ea ...

Media Life: Placer County water embroiled in Starbucks Coffee flap

It’s one of those little-known facts about Placer County that’s been revealed in one of the darndest places. Mother Jones has the story and the cappuccino cups are rat ...

Another View: A scheming yacht club and the Tahoe Glaceau

Amid the many news reports and ripe opportunities for new taxes brought about by the severe drought in California, one crucial element to the story may not be getting the attention ...

Another View: Business Corner: Why you should start your own small business

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms. Since 1995, small businesses have generated 64 percent of ...

Pacing problem in Rocklin Run

Run Rocklin is a great event to bring together friends, family and a community for a terrific cause in the city of Rocklin. The 2015 race was my second and I did it for the reason ...

Another View: Business Corner: The mission of the vision part III

Editor’s note: Part 1 of this series recapped the differences between the mission and vision statements, the team that should be assembled, and the process for collecting wor ...

Another View: Land use controversy…there is a standard procedure

Land use decision-making is admittedly volatile: developers want entitlements, environmentalists want growth management, and neighborhood organizations want a say in the approval p ...

Letters: Rocklin leaders weak on open space

The recent article titled “Don’t forget Rocklin Property Owners have rights too” is correct by stating that property owners have the right to apply for rezoning o ...

Another View: Business Corner: The Mission of the Vision Part II

Editor’s note: To read part I of this three-part series, which recapps the differences between the a mission and a vision statement, see the Placer Herald’s April 2 edi ...

Rocklin property owners have rights too

I know I live in America. I know this because Mr. Geremia was to allowed freely to express his views regarding the Sunset Whitney Golf Course. - views that are one sided at best. ...

Letters: Gibson has made Rocklin’s golf course better

I moved to Rocklin in 1995 specifically to join Sunset Whitney Country Club; my home abuts the 11th fairway. Membership was $17,500. I believe they comp'd the 49'rs. But th ...