Opinion

Their View: Agency renews its war on direct democracy

The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board, Jan. 1, 2016 The state Public Employment Relations Board’s announcement Wednesday that Proposition B — San Diego’s 2 ...

The Wildcats’ future is now

With nine underclassmen on a roster of 12, Whitney High girls basketball head coach Sydney Gatson is not thinking about next year – her mind is on the present. Although 5-7 ...

Film review: Unalloyed Star Wars, as only a fan could conceive

It’s been 32 years since the provisional conclusion of the Star Wars saga, and 10 since a trilogy of prequels put it into hibernation. No one involved in the latest, bluntly- ...

Another View: The memories behind a Rocklin firefighter

Ask any firefighter about “the call” — or main memory — they carry around. You won’t have to wait long for an answer; we all seem to have one. I firs ...

Another View: Civility isn’t the problem, a badly broken process is

City Manager Ricky Horst recently wrote in defense of the City of Rocklin’s actions in the ongoing efforts to place a locked-down acute psychiatric hospital in what is quite ...

Letters: Balancing security, privacy

A recent article dealing with Google, NSA and the FBI, Google and Apple have supposedly developed an “unbreakable” encryption technology that is currently deployed in t ...

Letters: Time to dump Trump

In about 400 days America will inaugurate a new president of our United States.   Currently, the Republican candidate mosh pit is a messy thing — an unattract ...

Our View: Faces in the winter shades

There’s something about the brittle, brass-colored leaves fluttering in autumn winds that stimulate the memory; that summon back the warmth of chimney stoves and firesides of ...

Film Review: "The Force Awakens" at war with its own memories

SPOILER ALERT: This review contains plot details. Those who have not yet seen the film may want to wait before reading it.   Disney has spent the past 12 months promoting a ...

Another View: Due Process and civil debate in Rocklin

Municipal politics, especially in smaller communities like Rocklin, are for the most part individual, intimate and above the quagmire of party politics. We have always been able to ...

Another View: Yes, Rocklin, there is free TV for us

Before cable and satellite systems, all TV shows were broadcast over the air and you could pick up their analog signals with an outdoor antenna; or, if you were close to the s ...

Another View: Seeing Santa in flashing red — a Rocklin holiday fable

Imagine if you will a holiday fable. You sit with your family, cozy in your home, enjoying that wonderful feeling that only this time of year can produce. Then, at the edge of your ...

Another View: The real history and meaning behind ‘the State of Jefferson’

Green flags emblazoned with a yellow circle encompassing twin Xs are an increasingly common sight in the Gold Country. That standard belongs not to a county, or a current state in ...

Our View: Beyond the beauty of Grecian urns

This fall's coverage is all Greek to me. Our reporter Andrew Westrope just returned from two weeks in the birth place of Western culture and is offering readers an adventu ...

Letters: Psychotic hospital equals dangerous hospital

Thanks to Dan King for his thoughtful and informative Op Ed in the Placer Herald on Nov.12. His commentary focused on the proposed site of a locked-down psychiatric facility in our ...