Opinion

To boldly go … for the first time

Most high school football players entering their senior season have become accustomed to practicing in the closing weeks of summer in the scorching heat. It has become a yearly ...

The healing power of sports

There is a film and song titled “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing,” and in some cases the same could be said for sports – especially in the case of the recently co ...

Another View: I love meth (not literally): Confessions of a TV tweaker

It’s time I came clean. I can’t hide it anymore. I love crystal meth. I can’t stop. I have to have it all the time. Not the actual drug. What am I, an idiot? Do ...

Another View: Understanding the ‘dog days’ of summer, and the city’s policy

I make no secret about being a dog lover. Members of my Rocklin family include two very personable golden retrievers, Jackson and Rocky, who believe our swimming pool is exclusivel ...

A record year for local baseball

The final chapter of the baseball season was written in Stockton last week when the Rocklin Little League Majors All Stars concluded their run at the Division II Northern Californi ...

Cheerleading: more than just a sport

An article written a couple of months ago by the Press Tribune’s Jorden P. Hales concerning the controversy over pending legislation to classify cheerleading as a sport is a ...

What’s Trending: College eating and the ‘freshman 15’ are worrisome

Many high school graduates will be leaving the home nest and heading off to college this month, ready to embark on a life of independence. This next chapter as emerging adults will ...

Our View: Superheroes bust blocks, banks and brains

“The red capes are coming,” teases Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor in the latest trailer for an upcoming superhero movie. In context it’s an ominous quip about t ...

Running the Western States 100

On June 27, I woke up 15 minutes before the 3 o'clock alarm and started the final preparations for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.  The night before, I had app ...

Baseball ending starts sports’ cycle

Just when everyone is about to collapse from a high school year of sports, the spirit is revived by Little League All Stars baseball. At each level, 9-10 Minors, 11 Minors/Majors, ...

From the editor’s desk: Of barbecues and other demons

Summer time and the living’s easy: That is, if you’re countering our heat wave by igniting flames of your own on the grill. It’s California: The afternoons are ho ...

Letters: Too much speeding in Rocklin

I've been wanting to send this to the Placer herald for a longtime and after sitting in our backyard during the day and evening with the wonderful weather we've had this pa ...

Letters: Did my eyes deceive me, Rocklin?

The recent rain in Northern California came as a blessing, however we are still in a severe drought that requires us all to be mindful of our water usage. That’s why I was st ...

Letters: Rocklin or ‘Wreckland’ ?

The Rocklin City Council just doomed yet another beautiful oak woodland to complete and permanent destruction. By a unanimous vote, the City Council overturned their Planning Commi ...

Letters: I Support Gibson’s plans for golf course

I bought my house on Union Street because I could look out on a large, well-kept field of green by the creek on the 15th fairway. I do not want to see my property values hit becaus ...