opinion

So much for republican principles

Ted Gaines saw the list of seven candidates for Fourth Assembly District primary and added his proxy wife, Beth Gaines’, name. The splintered vote allowed her to win one of the t ...

Rodeo should be banned

Rodeo is a blatant display of animals being tortured, tormented, and terrorized. In addition to baby calf neck-snapping and steer wrestling (both recently banned in Houston for ...

Election is unnecessary

On the subject of the coming runoff election, I am appalled that State Senator Gaines, a self-proclaimed fiscal conservative, would set this district’s taxpayers up to pay for an ...

We need to think of energy future

Nuclear energy is unsafe, risky, and stays radioactive for thousands of years. Let’s make sure if the government allocates the proposed $36 billion tax dollars to nuclear energy, ...

Is city council part of the problem?

Almost everyone would agree that the federal government and state of California are broke so how is our city council helping or hurting the situation? First, they voted to spike t ...

Don’t see receiving pizza as bribe

Regarding the article “Red-light tickets earn police pizza,” The Placer Herald, March 24, oh my gosh, how in the world could pizza or sandwiches get anyone to do anything at al ...

Citizens need to be kept informed

I read all the comments online about last week’s article concerning the pizza for tickets incentives (Placer Herald, March 24). It appears to have made some readers really angry ...

Thank you for your vote

I am writing to express my sincere thanks to all of the voters, volunteers, donors, endorsers, and others who supported my campaign for the 4th Assembly District. Their tremendous ...

Thanks Rocklin PD for great example

In the past year, my family has had five interactions with the Rocklin Police Department, including a traffic accident, stolen car and two police officers stopping to give my young ...

Thankful for help during trying times

My 8-year-old granddaughter was diagnosed last May with Leukemia. This was a shock to all of our family. We’re thinking, chemo, radiation, shots, blood tests, transfusions, loss ...

‘New’ is not what we need

The current buzz word for how to fix our economic situation is “infrastructure.” Let’s build, build, build, new roads, bridges, high speed rail systems, anything to put peopl ...

On cookie jars and trust

Begin with the news in the February Dan Walters column (Sacramento Bee) that our California lawmakers, “... (are paid) ... the highest-in-the nation salaries, cars, staffs and he ...

We need justice for victims

Last week's Placer Herald displayed a huge banner headline which really caught my attention, “Citizens demand answers after mistrial.” Dirty cops again? Another Rodney King? ...

Negatives of pot outweigh positives

I was saddened to read the letter “Pot pluses trump minuses” in The Placer Herald, Feb. 17 (Reader Input), for the following reasons: This “student’s” research is far too ...

City put development before history

I wonder if our city council has ever put the protection of history before development. The current issue with the Big Gun Quarry is just another example of that question. It seems ...