Opinion

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 ...

Film review: Coen brothers worship at the Hollywood altar with “Hail, Caesar!”

“Would that it t’were so simple.” Ah, but it’s a Coen brothers film. Over the course of three decades writing and directing their own movies, legendary fi ...

Another View: Seeking professional help

Who do you talk to when you are struggling in your relationship? Where do you go to vent when you are overwhelmed with the stressors and responsibilities that life continues to pil ...

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 ...