Opinion

Letters: More apartments means more money

As a long-time Rocklin resident living in a neighborhood near the proposed Sierra Gateway development, I would like to voice my support of the project. This project will bring qual ...

Letters: Rocklin, the land of "sell outs"

I am a Rocklin resident for 17 years. I am writing with serious concerns regarding a proposal to build a three story, 200-unit apartment building on the corner of Rocklin Road and ...

Another View; A Thriving Community is Built on A Thriving Economy

A thriving community is built on a thriving local economy. But in order to prosper, a city needs growth in all sectors – business, retail, employment and residential.  T ...

Too Cool for Comfort Part II: Perks and financial benefits to offering too many remedial classes at community colleges

Editor’s note: In Part I of this Op Ed series, which was published last week, Dr. Janis Cox Jones reviewed research suggesting between 1998 and 2008, the California Community ...

Too Cool for Comfort Part I: Transfer numbers at Cal’s community colleges have been minuscule for decades

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part Op Ed series. This is the time of year when parents of high school sophomore or junior students contemplating college begin t ...

Letters: The truth about Rocklin open space fight

Gil Barton’s Placer Herald opinion piece on Charlie Gibson falls far short on accuracy. He stated that Charlie Gibson sat quietly at the Friends of Rocklin Open Space Organiz ...

Another View: Placer County does need to worry about gang activity

Of the seven recognized gangs in California, Norteños and Sureños are the two present in Placer County.  Norteños and Soreños are warring gangs. Ea ...

Media Life: Placer County water embroiled in Starbucks Coffee flap

It’s one of those little-known facts about Placer County that’s been revealed in one of the darndest places. Mother Jones has the story and the cappuccino cups are rat ...

Another View: A scheming yacht club and the Tahoe Glaceau

Amid the many news reports and ripe opportunities for new taxes brought about by the severe drought in California, one crucial element to the story may not be getting the attention ...

Another View: Business Corner: Why you should start your own small business

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms. Since 1995, small businesses have generated 64 percent of ...