Editorials

Saluting our good Samaritans

Sometimes our neighbors instantly become heroes in the face of unexpected danger. Putting their own life at risk, they put others’ safety and well-being before their own. Th ...

Here's a simple way to help your local newspaper

A few weeks ago, I dedicated the contents of this column space to talk about this newspaper and our role in the community. This all started weeks ago when I learned that one of our ...

Vote in state senate election March 26

  Although March 26 is a one-race election, we hope residents will still vote in the special primary election for State Senate District 1 office. State senators and represe ...

Remind youth of the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse

Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, which runs Tuesday to Sunday, unfortunately is relevant today.   The week provides students nationwide with scientific facts about drugs and ...

Appreciating our law enforcement every day

We often don’t think of what it’s like to be a police or sheriff’s officer as we go about our daily lives. Probably 99 percent of us are oblivious to the dangers ...

Helping our seniors extremely important

We’re always fascinated hearing about the 100 year olds who still lift weights, lead dance classes or work full-time. Men’s life expectancy is 76.1 years and women&rs ...

Become familiar with new laws and please wear bike helmets

    Operating cars, motorcycles, scooters and bikes on the streets can have serious consequences if rules aren’t follow ...

Become familiar with new laws and please wear bike helmets

    Operating cars, motorcycles, scooters and bikes on the streets can have serious consequences if rules aren’t follow ...

Goodbye, 2018, and welcome, 2019

Around this time of year, residents traditionally make lists of what they will do better and/or change in the coming months. Universal resolutions for the new year can include an ...

Merry Christmas and keep spreading that holiday spirit

Many of us experience a lighter, more relaxed mood throughout December. As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over, many families and business owners decorate their places with festi ...

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 ...

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 ...

Thank you, every candidate, for running

The local election season is almost over, as the Placer County Elections Office has until Dec. 6 by election code to audit all ballots and release official race results. That mean ...

Honor veterans this week and all year

Going about our daily routines, many of us don’t think about veterans, what they’ve done for our country and what they’ve gone through.  Best case scenario, ...

Educating kids on healthy eating

Obesity is not a joke, regardless of what TV sitcoms and movie comedies sometimes portray. For starters, think of TV’s “The Biggest Loser,” “More to Love&r ...