Opinion

Letters: Supervisor is not part-time gig

It is a myth to believe that the Placer County Supervisor’s position is part-time. A study was done a few years back on how much time a Supervisor could put into their positi ...

Letters: Elite control elections

I am deeply troubled by the lack of democracy in our elections due to the unlimited and undisclosed money being allowed to pour into candidates’ campaigns. Winners no longer ...

Letters: The devil is in the detail for supes

The Placer County Board of Supervisors are attempting to deceive the voters to give them a huge pay increase. They have placed on the November ballot Measure B, which would raise t ...

Sports reaveal more than athletic ability

We often have to endure the slings and arrows of what is wrong with us without balancing it with what is good, as well. Case in point was the broken leg suffered by Rocklin High f ...

Another View: Placer County law enforcement opposes Prop. 47

Proposition 47, the so-called “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund,” if passed will have the opposite result of its title. The measure minimizes criminal consequences t ...

Letters: Supes' greed prevails

Greed prevails. In 1991, over 13,000 Placer County residents signed petitions to stop runaway Placer County supervisors’ salaries.  Here we are 23 years later with the s ...

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 ...