Opinion

Superbowl reminder of sex trade victims

Here it is. Superbowl Sunday. Possibly the most American event of the year. Close to 117 million people are expected to sit down with their nachos and hot wings today and watch the ...

Our View: Southern bits and the speed of Mardi Gras

February offers two celebration options: One involves a vacuous, corporate-manufactured holiday aimed at wringing cash from depleted wallets while mercilessly preying on guilt and ...

Roseville Business Corner: Having business strategies in Roseville for 2016

When looking back over 2015, do you feel like your business has hit a wall? If not a wall, has it been trudging through mud at a slower pace than you hoped? The beginning of the y ...

Letters: The loss of Brandon Bridges

Please tell the Bridges family I am incredibly sorry for their loss and can't imagine the pain they feel right now. I was a year behind Brandon at Roseville and recently ran in ...

SIGN LANGUAGE: Lincoln student-fans get personal in PVL rivalry game

The words “F@$# you” are scrawled into the visiting wall of Placer High’s historic Earl Crabbe Gymnasium. A sharpie penned the phrase “Smoke weed every day& ...

Your Health: Exploring a plant-based diet

Over the years, I’ve tried different variations of low fat diets, low carb diets, liquid diets and meat-free diets, all in a quest to find that magic bullet that would allow ...

Reader input: Gov. Brown’s sister and the big gas leak

News: Information and/or a factual report about something that has happened recently. Where is the outrage in the media about Southern California Gas Company leak? There are head ...

Our View: The very American meaning of kilts, tartans and toughness

Someone in a kilt once told me, “If you ask two Scots the same question, you’re bound to get nine dissenting opinions.” It’s absolutely true. Whenever you&r ...

Their View: Agency renews its war on direct democracy

The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board, Jan. 1, 2016 The state Public Employment Relations Board’s announcement Wednesday that Proposition B — San Diego’s 2 ...

Film review: Unalloyed Star Wars, as only a fan could conceive

It’s been 32 years since the provisional conclusion of the Star Wars saga, and 10 since a trilogy of prequels put it into hibernation. No one involved in the latest, bluntly- ...

Letters: Balancing security, privacy

A recent article dealing with Google, NSA and the FBI, Google and Apple have supposedly developed an “unbreakable” encryption technology that is currently deployed in t ...

Letters: Time to dump Trump

In about 400 days America will inaugurate a new president of our United States.   Currently, the Republican candidate mosh pit is a messy thing — an unattract ...

Our View: Faces in the winter shades

There’s something about the brittle, brass-colored leaves fluttering in autumn winds that stimulate the memory; that summon back the warmth of chimney stoves and firesides of ...

Film Review: "The Force Awakens" at war with its own memories

SPOILER ALERT: This review contains plot details. Those who have not yet seen the film may want to wait before reading it.   Disney has spent the past 12 months promoting a ...

Another View: Business Corner: Four reasons whey ‘Shop Local’ matters

If you haven’t used the modern miracle called Amazon.com, you have been missing out on a fast shopping experience, low prices, and fast delivery. For last-minute holiday shop ...