Opinion

Letters: Roseville’s crazy ‘public parasites’

Insanity! The definition of insanity in Roseville is to hire a current CALPRS retired annuitant, Mr. Kelly, for interim Fire Chief. Mr. Kelly is currently receiving a pension of $ ...

Letters: Roseville’s million dollar manager

Regarding the Tribune article (“Roseville City leaders say pay scales not ‘apples to apples’), I see these outrageous pay rates, plus full benefits and a generous ...

Another View: Parental guidance suggested

My wife and I are experiencing some parenting challenges lately. Not the standard kind of challenges involving the kids being unruly, but the really annoying kind where we are find ...

Our View: Thoughts from a crime reporter’s Christmas

I was sitting in the Boxing Donkey Irish Pub in Old Town Roseville, watching tiny ice-lights glint on the clover-green walls and the old oak curving above the Guinness sign, and Th ...

Our View: Lost and found in the never-ending season

Last week, I published a little tongue-in-cheek column deconstructing the popularity of a novelty Christmas song by Randy Brooks. At least one reader was so incensed that he wrote ...

Letters: Placer supes would sell their mothers

Shame on our supervisors, four of them at least, who would obviously sell their mothers for a tax dollar to protect a great community resource. Cheers to Scott Holbrook who broug ...

Letters: We can coexist with native wildlife

I read an article recently and was concerned about the difference in the information that was reported, apparently, from (Fish and Wildlife Information Officer) Janice Mackey re ...

Our View: Grandma’s cloven demise no cause for celebration

Growing up, I never quite understood the fascination and popularity of the song “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.” Swinging and upbeat, this hillbilly-ish anthem wri ...

Letters: Let’s keep health at the forefront of healthcare

I have worked in the healthcare industry for the last 5 years and what I have seen causes me great concern. There are tens of thousands of people living in nursing facilities acros ...

Letters: Remember the caregivers, find a cure

November is National Caregivers Month.  For those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease, I am both thankful for all you do as well as profoundly saddened by the ...

Letters: Food is intended for the needy, not the greedy

With the holiday season upon us, we wish to remind people that it is a time of giving and helping those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately, at a recent event we attended, we ov ...

Letters: If NOR CAL seceded

Once upon a time, forested counties of Northern California seceded to form the state of Jefferson. They were tired of sending southward all their water, made precious by drought. T ...

Letters: Who actually represents the tax payers?

Can someone please explain why, when a city or state is in a financial shortfall, we, the taxpayers, continue to pay ridiculously overpriced pensions and medical coverage to city a ...

Letters: An important new voice emerges

I rarely find time to comment on particular writings, even if I find them interesting. However, I could not let this go by: Absolute bravo to Jason Smith for writing a magnificent ...

Letters: Blame game over tragedy was low indeed

In response to the letter “Who’s to blame,” published in the Comment Section of the Placer County Herald on Oct. 30 and written by Jerry Johnson, it would like to ...