Opinion

Another View: Psyche hospital may indeed be a threat

To my good neighbors throughout Western Placer County: I’ll admit it, I’m one of the alarmist NIMBY cooks who has started seriously looking into the proposed locked-do ...

Business Corner: How the US Army Corps of Engineers impacts the economy

It was surprisingly interesting On Oct.5,  I attended a public forum on the permitting process for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (let’s just call them Corps from her ...

Letters: Rocklin reaction to new mental hospital was out of line

I have a question for Jeremy Veldestra and other Rocklin residents actively opposing the building of Universal Health Services’ proposed 102-bed Behavioral Health Hospital in ...

Letters: New voter law a victory, not controversy

Ian Adams' commentary on California's New Motor Voter Law, Assembly Bill 1461("Compulsory voter registration should be debated", Placer Herald, October 22) is so ...

Our View: What ghost stories tell us about … us

You can glean a lot from a culture by how it remembers its dead. I found this to be true when embarking on a nighttime ghost tour of Venice, Italy. Venice after sundown is the per ...

Embracing the grind

When Ohio State University made its triumphant pilgrimage to the NCAA national football championship last season, head coach Urban Meyer termed it “The Chase.” This sea ...

Another View: An open debate about compulsory voter registration is critical

Assembly Bill 1462, signed earlier this month by Gov. Jerry Brown, will utterly transform California's electorate, adding 6 million new voters overnight. Whether this tran ...

Our View: Remembering the Captain of the ship

It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Bill Brehm Sr., the founder of Brehm Communications, Inc., the parent company of Gold Country Media, the Press Tribune an ...

Business Corner: Kill the squirrel syndrome with the Pomodoro technique

Yeah, I'll admit it. So should you. As part of my recovery process, I have to admit something. I have experienced occasional symptoms that seem to point to a disorder known as ...

Letters: Rocklin pays for others’ greed

Unfortunately for Rocklin, Charlie Gibson, owner of the Rocklin Golf Club, has seen the light. He is closing his business so he can focus his talent and resources on other projects ...

Letters: Values of Old Country carried on in Placer

Thanks to Placer Land Trust and the Oest Family for preserving open spaces in Placer County. Peter Oest, who came here in 1858, was Daryl Oest’s great-grandfather and my gre ...

Our View: When roots go down to the blood

It’s amazing how forgotten, rain-faded etchings on a lonely headstone can push your breath back and make you realize genealogy isn’t a hobby, it’s an existential ...

Business Corner: From minorities to entrepreneurial majorities

According to an Intuit report for 2020, the minorities in America will collectively become the majority of the population in the four largest states: California, New York, Texas, a ...

Another View: Emissions bill failed at capital for a reason

For a Sacramento administration unaccustomed to failure, the end of the state’s legislative session had an air of unique disappointment. An effort backed by Governor Jerry Br ...

What’s Trending: Bigger is not always better

Everything is big in America, from cars, houses grocery stores and purses, to food portions. Advertising tells us we get more for our money if we purchase the super-size.  Man ...