Opinion

Reader Input: Hard news stories shed an important light

Andrew Westrope’s expose "Anything but Rosey," and Scott Thomas Anderson "Pedestrian Killed" is just the type of journalism Roseville needs. I was shocked ...

Reader Input: Sports coverage was super-fly

Thanks Ike Dodson to you and Trevor Horn for your awesome coverage of this year’s All Star run (in the Press Tribune). I absolutely love the picture with the article. ~ Eric ...

Reader Input: Placer supes do just fine with their paychecks

Our Placer County supervisors are pushing for a 139 percent pay raise—from $30,000/year to $71,755/year.  They also want full healthcare and retirement benefits. Hidden ...

Reader Input: Pay Placer supes more

The Placer County supervisors deserve a raise. Supervisor pay has stayed the same for 22 years. Even more important, future county supervisors deserve to be paid a living wage for ...

Our View: Cinéma vérité comes of age with ‘Boyhood’

None of us grow up in a vacuum. Youth is a gauntlet of influences, of family and friends and cultural factors that shape our DNA into the person who comes out the other side, but ...

Our View: Denial bleeds harder than news headlines

Silence can be the most comforting way for a community’s future to disintegrate. Earlier this year, a reader published a letter blasting our newsroom for covering too much & ...

Our View: State prisons understand what county leaders don’t

“I’ve got magic!” a throaty, grizzled voice half-coughed at me through the cell door. I heard this utterance a few months ago while walking through “X-Hous ...

Our View: Lessons from Marina Keegan

I tend to read the way I think most people do — infrequently and rapidly. Infrequently, because I’m too busy keeping up with the everyday writings of my Facebook friend ...

Our View: Life lessons from the chef

Some insights come from unexpected places. I spent Saturday night having dinner at Tess’s Kitchen Store in Grass Valley with Chef Alan Tangren, a culinary craftsman who for ...

Professional View: Be your own health care advocate

Have you ever had a medical situation that scared you or caught you off guard? Do you know what to ask, who to talk to and how to prepare for a potential problem? A Scary And Hars ...