Opinion

Film Review: Youth is a party, and ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’

“The unexamined life is not worth living,” Socrates is supposed to have said while on trial for impiety and corrupting youth. Like so many philosophical storytellers b ...

Another View: Obama Care is a fitting challenge, a necessary change

I am, admittedly, a newcomer to the healthcare field. Furthermore, each of us has our own background – family values, politicized upbringings and cultural and geographical va ...

Letters: Rocklin’s ‘Bad Fit’ development is back

The 'bad fit' apartment project proposed for the southeast corner of Rocklin Road and Sierra College Boulevard has returned. Unfortunately, it’s the same project invo ...

Our View: Enjoying spring drives and Gypsy Jazz

We’ve all heard of romantic guitar playing, but do Americans know the term Roma guitar playing? Roma is a word for the semi-mysterious, often persecuted and globally disperse ...

Using touch to prepare for tackle

In light of the increasing concern over concussions and the game of football, the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section has further limited preseason contact. That begs the question: does limiti ...

Film Review: Old heroes go postmodern in bold, brooding 'Batman v Superman'

What is the world coming to, that Batman and Superman should come to blows? The answer posited by director Zack Snyder’s brooding, swing-for-the-fences epic, “Batman v ...

Letter: Give me a break on marijuana bashing

I'm writing in regard to the letter demonizing marijuana, from Roger Morgan, Lincoln, in the March 17 edition of the Placer Herald. I'm not an expert on marijuana,, but wh ...

Letters: Blame Prop. 47, Realignment

I agree that Realignment and Prop. 47 are largely responsible for our state’s recent spike in crime. From their inception, I (and I am sure others as well) rejected both as d ...

Letters: Today’s ‘super marijuana’ is not 60s reefer

Today’s highly potent marijuana is causing irreparable harm to the brains of our youth, and causing irreparable ecological damage to our natural resources.  If it doesn& ...

Letters: Why we need John Kasich

The latest juvenile machinations by “The Donald” are a direct reflection of the Tea Party’s influence and infection of the Republican Mother Ship. This ultra-cons ...

Wrestling with the numbers

Wrestling is a sport of passion and that passion comes across quite clear when coaches talk about it. But one of the biggest problems found when speaking to the local high school ...

Our View: In praise of our Celtic cousins

“I think that all of the Celtic nations are fond of each other,” a young Scotsman told me when arriving in Edinburgh from Ireland. “Hopefully you’ll enjoy o ...

Letters: Rocklin cuts too many trees

Roger Smith recently agreed with an editorial about new development and chastised Rocklin for the destruction of old growth trees. I agree 100 percent. When my husband and I moved ...

Another View: FBI crime stats show ‘the Experiment’ has failed

When Realignment was introduced, it was described as one of the “great experiments in American incarceration policy.” Unfortunately, the guinea pigs in this experiment ...

Another View: If you’re not voting for Sanders, who can trust you?

When Bernie Sanders says healthcare should be a right for all people, he’s essentially demonstrating a general concern for the health and well being of all citizens in this c ...