Opinion

10 things to know about community philanthropy

Everyone defines philanthropy differently. To some, it is volunteering at the animal shelter or food pantry or at a place of worship. To others, it is serving on a board or commit ...

Let’s help reduce the homelessness problem in Placer County

When we describe Placer County to our out-of town family and friends, we talk about the scenery, the relatively-affordable cost of living, the good schools, recreational options ...

Seeing the world from a bike

  We cyclists see things differently. I’m not talking philosophically, albeit there may be something to that, too. But the real world looks a little different from a b ...

Fires are our new norm

California is on fire. While the fires have dominated national news, we don’t need TV newscasters or the Wall Street Journal telling us that Northern California is ablaze. ...

Time to fix the DMV

At the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), state employees are sleeping on the job. Literally. A recent report revealed that one particular employee had a habit of sleeping severa ...

This newspaper is ready to talk prep football

As we begin the month of August, it may seem like it’s early, but yes, it is time to start talking about high school football in our communities. Here at Gold Country Media, ...

Catch some of the best softball players here this week

Sometimes we just have to brag about Placer County and this week is one of those times. About 2,000 senior softball players and about 2,000-plus spectators will be on Lincoln and ...

Farewell to the great race

In the early 1300s, English author Geoffrey Chaucer coined the famous phrase still used today — “All good things must come to end.” Last weekend, many of us in th ...

Remember to include vaccines in back-to-school preparations

Summer break is rapidly winding down for students. While it might be hard to believe, public school starts within days. The first day of classes in Lincoln is Aug. 16, Loomis is ...

How much have you saved for retirement?

If you’re like the majority of Americans, probably not enough to retire comfortably. In actuality the figures of how much people have squirreled away for their golden years ...

Placer Business Resource Center helps farmers succeed

Placer County has a long and rich history of farming and ranching, starting before the birth of the county in 1851 and continuing to this day. The dedication and hard work by our ...

Let’s help end local hunger

Going hungry is more than just having a growling stomach. It’s lightheadedness. Dizziness. Headaches. Difficulty in focusing on anything. No one wants to experience that ...

Finding your child’s health home

It seems like the school doors just shut for the summer, and yet in just a few short weeks they’ll reopen for another school year. It’s a good time for parents to chec ...

Find a better road, please

  I’ve written about this before and my riding buddies talk about it often.  Eight or nine of us were heading east on Horseshoe Bar Road a couple of Fridays ago. ...

Sacramento continues to propose new taxes amidst record revenues

Our state government is collecting more money from Californians than ever before. At $200 billion, this year’s state budget set a new record, surpassing last year’s bud ...