Opinion

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 ...

Letters: Neilson was out of line at Roseville Memorial Day ceremony

I attended the Roseville Memorial Day Service and appreciated the work of the VFW, the community band, the Boy Scouts, and all of the others who made it a meaningful ceremony. The ...

Letters: Roseville appreciates its police

I want to publicly thank the local Roseville area churches and businesses who hosted the annual Police and Fire Awards Banquet last weekend.  This sixteenth annual event was p ...

Letters: Roseville needs to inspire high school students

I am a parent to three children one at Cal Poly, one at Oakmont, and one at Eich. So as a parent and tax payer I have noticed a problem in our school system. We have kids enterin ...

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 ...

Letters: Untold story of the nurses strike

It seems ironic that as the nurses at Sutter Roseville Hospital strike today (Thursday, April 30), I write about the horrific service I received at the Emergency Room of that hospi ...