Opinion

Letters: More tax breaks for the rich

In case anyone missed the announcement from the Federal Reserve a few days ago, the rich once again got rich and the poor got poorer. The median income of the top 10 percent i ...

Letters: Most bicyclists don’t follow the rules

I am so glad you printed the letter (“Cycle Away — forever!”). It’s a very touchy subject because I admire the bicyclists for their dedication to fitness an ...

Unafraid to take mediocrity head on

Sports are rarely, if ever, played to achieve mediocrity. However, there are limits for those willing to accept those limits. None of the teams I cover fall into that category. Ca ...

Our View: A Burning Man for all seasons

Early in “Lawrence of Arabia,” David Lean's epic about a soul-searching prodigy, the fictional Mr. Dryden observes that Lawrence has a funny sense of “fun&rdq ...

Letters: Cycle away - forever!

The bicyclists that come from out of town to ride the country back roads of Penryn, Ophir and Newcastle are posing a danger to the citizens that live here. I just unfortunately had ...

Letters: Only people who are trash leave trash

There're so many issues to write about, local issues, state issues, global issues, so much.  But I am going to talk about something that has been driving me crazy for many ...

Letters: Supes should like it or leave it

Just wondering if someone could explain why our County Supervisor Jim Holmes calls the salary that the Placer County Supervisors receive "almost embrassing" and yet Mr. H ...

Letters: Supes need fair pay

Surprise surprise. I did not think the comparison of neighboring counties was a good methodology to compare Board of Supervisors salaries. Should they earn as much as Sacramento Co ...

Bill Cosby talks education, life and civil rights with Placer Herald

The voice says, “So where you’ve been? Wait? What? I was told 9 and it’s …” I’m immediately thrown off — that is, before I hear the clas ...

Dispatch from South Sudan: ‘What tomorrow brings’

For nearly a year, the Press Tribune’s editor has corresponded with Sheldon Wardwell, a California resident currently working as a Protection Officer with Nonviolent Pea ...