Opinion

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 ...

Letters: Time to dump Trump

In about 400 days America will inaugurate a new president of our United States.   Currently, the Republican candidate mosh pit is a messy thing — an unattract ...

Our View: Faces in the winter shades

There’s something about the brittle, brass-colored leaves fluttering in autumn winds that stimulate the memory; that summon back the warmth of chimney stoves and firesides of ...

Film Review: "The Force Awakens" at war with its own memories

SPOILER ALERT: This review contains plot details. Those who have not yet seen the film may want to wait before reading it.   Disney has spent the past 12 months promoting a ...

Another View: Business Corner: Four reasons whey ‘Shop Local’ matters

If you haven’t used the modern miracle called Amazon.com, you have been missing out on a fast shopping experience, low prices, and fast delivery. For last-minute holiday shop ...

Letters: Roseville Galleria lotion girls have disgusting personalities

I do not know how the Westfield Galleria public areas were taken over by skin care and fragrance-pushers, but it has finally crossed over the line. I am usually just annoyed at the ...