Opinion

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: Mayor’s thoughts on budget for new fiscal year

With July 1 comes the start of a new fiscal year for the City of Roseville.  I’m pleased to report that our five-year strategy to close the structural budget deficit was ...

Our View: Superheroes bust blocks, banks and brains

“The red capes are coming,” teases Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor in the latest trailer for an upcoming superhero movie. In context it’s an ominous quip about t ...

From the editor’s desk: Of barbecues and other demons

Summer time and the living’s easy: That is, if you’re countering our heat wave by igniting flames of your own on the grill. It’s California: The afternoons are ho ...

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 ...

Letters: California needs the end-of-life law

Recently, the California State Senate passed the end-of-life options bill. It is almost exactly the same as the Oregon law that has been present for 18 years without problems. This ...

Letters: Government at its best - Placer community corrections

On Wednesday afternoon I attended a meeting of the Placer County Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) in the Auburn Justice Center, capably conducted by Marshall Hopper, directo ...

Letters: A word about bad customer service

Let me begin by saying that I have been a customer of Roseville Telephone Company since 1979, which became Surewest Communications and is now Consolidated Communications. Actually ...

Letters: Development during drought is insane

As a former Mayor and councilman of Roseville, and a former member of the Placer County Board of Supervisors, it became painfully apparent that the cities, counties and the state o ...

Letters: Keep Patriot Act: note to Rand Paul

Another looney tune from the esteemed Sen. Rand Paul and his promise to block legislation that would allow renewal of the Patriot Act. Regardless of your party affiliation, this ...

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 ...

Another View: PFC looks to help on homeless problem

Regardless of political stripe or where they live in the county, many Placer County residents list the homelessness situation here as a major concern. Despite the good works of man ...

From the Editor's desk: Experiments, itinerants and detours before dark

One of my great journalism heroes, Ernie Pyle, was once talked out of his reporter’s desk and into an editor’s chair at a city newspaper. After doing that job for three ...

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 ...