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Another View: Business Corner: Female biz owners are primed to take over the world

Rolling back the calendar to 1948, only one-third of American women worked outside the home compared to 87 percent of men. As the decades rolled by, the gap has steadily narrowed 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 ...

Another View: Growing Smarter: Roseville’s future in Higher Education

The City of Roseville’s Higher Education Task Force put forth a bold vision in 2012: Make Roseville and South Placer a hub for higher education, and do this by pursuing short ...

Another View: Business Corner: Does your business understand baby boomers

“Baby boomer” is a term used to describe the generation of Americans born from 1946 through 1964. That means these folks are now somewhere roughly between the ages of 5 ...

What's Trending: The French Paradox. Is it the wine or something else now?

Those darn French have it all: Great food and wine, the most romantic city in the world, a good ticker and a slim waistline. What they don’t have are epidemic health problems ...

Another View: An update on South Placer Fire – relying on planning and innovation

The South Placer Fire Protection District has been serving the Granite Bay community since 1957. The original west district boundary stopped at Rocky Ridge Road in Roseville. The F ...

What's Trending: What's a better eating style: Low-Carb or Low-Fat?

Last month, I attended a conference for the Nutrition and Metabolism Society in Denver. The overall theme of the conference focused on which style of eating was better for long-ter ...

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 ...

Another View: Are we happy yet, Roseville?

Are we happy yet? We all know as Roseville residents we have been applauded for our water conservation. We should feel good about that. At the same time two recent reports ventu ...

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 ...

Another View: Business Corner: The mission of the vision part III

Editor’s note: Part 1 of this series recapped the differences between the mission and vision statements, the team that should be assembled, and the process for collecting wor ...

Another View: Business Corner: The Mission of the Vision Part II

Editor’s note: To read part I of this three-part series, which recapps the differences between the a mission and a vision statement, see the Placer Herald’s April 2 edi ...