Opinion

Placer Union High School District thanks voters for Measure D

  Thank you to our Placer and Del Oro High School attendance area voters for your overwhelming support of our students and schools with the passage of Measures G and D, the s ...

Let’s eliminate child abuse in Placer County

This season is supposed to be a time of happy family get-togethers and holiday parties. During the next few weeks, most residents will shop for presents, decorate their homes and ...

CYCLING THROUGH PLACER COUNTY

It has gone from “cool” to “cold” in Placer County, especially if you are up early for a bike ride. Days that start in the 30s and don’t make it mu ...

Semper Fi Association highlights Toys for Tots at Saturday’s parade

Semper Fi Association has sponsored and coordinated Toys for Tots in south Placer County since 2005. Frank Neves, Toys for Tots coordinator for the 2018 campaign, would like to sh ...

Stuff that I wonder about

    Like you five loyal readers, I wonder about stuff. Some of the stuff about which I wonder have actual answers, and deep down, I might know those answers.   Bu ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

Finally some rain. Now we see the real changing of the seasons in the local fishing opportunities. As waters get stained and cold, the patterns will change, and right now things a ...

Consider negative consequences proposed Village at Loomis and Costco could have

It's disappointing to read editorials from former Loomis officials who are pushing for approval of the Village at Loomis development of nearly 400 residential units behind the ...

Thank you for voting in Measure D

When I describe Loomis to friends who have never been there, I say it’s like a college town but with a high school instead. Del Oro and its traditions have been central to ou ...

Managing our public lands needs a dramatic and abrupt change in policy

There are things yet to learn about the devastation brought by the Camp Fire but this much we do know. The fire will have destroyed more than 14,000 structures, burned more than 15 ...

Life in the Bike Lane

I don’t like climbing hills on my bike but many of the most interesting and beautiful rides include a major hill or two.   Baxter Grade, Mt. Vernon, Ridge Road, Indian ...

Giving thanks this week

We're especially reminded how precious and fragile life is this Thanksgiving season. All we have to do is look at our smoky Placer County skies and think about the thousands t ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

With the salmon action slowing down, Bass Jack Naves and I traveled down to the Sacramento River side of the Delta to get in more of the incredible striper action that’s be ...

Loomis is waiting for its missing pieces

I moved to Loomis 20 years ago, yet I’m still waiting for the town to fill in its missing pieces – walkable, residential, mixed use, commercial and civic areas to energ ...

New riders, don’t despair

  In the years I have been scribbling this column, you five loyal readers will have noted I often encourage non- or infrequent riders to get out on a bike. Any bike.   ...

Shop Placer County’s small businesses this holiday season

Small businesses are the backbone of our local communities. Now that the  holiday shopping season is in full swing, I would like to share how our communities benefit from your ...