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 ...

Letters: Agree about harassment at Galleria

In regards to a letter published in December about the behavior of Galleria "makeup and lotion girls," I too find it appalling that we are subjected to harassment as w ...

Letters: Hanley’s the man

Please support and vote for Kevin Hanley for the State Assembly. I have known Kevin for many years and found his affiliation and concern for government outstanding. He has consider ...

Letters: Political analysts are oblivious

Cokie and Steven Roberts’ recent column claiming the rules are not rigged against Trump misses the point. In their typical extreme attempt to appear moderate, they concl ...

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 ...

Business Corner: Knowing your business exit strategy

If you are like most business entrepreneurs, your primary focus is on building and growing your business. All too often, the thought of how to eventually leave your business isn&rs ...

Another View: Roseville’s downtown transformation aligns with community vision

For the better part of Roseville’s first hundred years, the downtown cityscape remained relatively unchanged. But for the past 15 years, city investments have been profound. ...

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 ...

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& ...

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 ...

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 ...

Our View: Blinking at the Odd Couple – Hillary Clinton and Henry Kissinger

It goes without saying that most of Placer County’s Republicans are not Hillary Clinton fans. However, there seems to be a degree of surprise about the amount of backlash gro ...

Oscar Outlook: Divided race heading into Hollywood's big night

The 2016 Oscar race is an unusual one. In 14 years of following the hoopla around the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ big show, I have never seen a more divided ...

Letters: Support for higher wages

A recent letter in GCM’s online publications bashes underpaid workers claiming they should find another job if they want to raise a family, and assumes they’re all flip ...