Editorials

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 ...

Your gifts can help Lincoln’s businesses flourish and improve local services

Lincoln’s holiday season is official with a few thousand residents and visitors at Saturday’s annual holiday parade and Christmas tree lighting at and near Beerman&rsqu ...

Let’s lower DUI’s here

The number of residents driving under the influence or DUI is a real problem in Placer County. Those driving impaired are all ages, from underage drinking (under 21 years old) to r ...

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 L ...

Make time to enjoy Halloween

The Halloween spirit seems to be here earlier this year. More orange and black lights, huge spider webs, along with cute pumpkin and spooky cutouts, are decorating many houses and ...

Every vote counts

While Placer County voter turnout for midterm general elections is usually about 70 percent, the Nov. 6 General Election turnout could reach a rare 80 percent. Placer County Clerk ...

Get involved with Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the last three decades and we unfortunately still need that designation today. In 2014, there were 25,801 new breast cancer cases in t ...

Deputy death a test of community's resolve

It’s more than a cliché these days to write about supporting your local law enforcement. But it’s also a death-hardened fact of life that peace officers need th ...

New real-time bus info great for riders

Figuring out how to get around town or from one city to another city by bus is now much easier in Placer County. That’s thanks to Placer County Transit, which has bus routes ...

Be a responsible dog owner

Hanging out with a dog can be one of the best parts of our day. Dogs unconditionally love us, they make us smile and they’re content being by our side. Living with a pet al ...

Our View

Saturday is an especially happy day for residents in recovery. That’s when they celebrate going through treatment for mental health and substance use issues at the annual &l ...

Be part of the proposed sports/event center discussion

Fairgrounds can be much more than just a venue for the annual county fair a few days each year. The estimated total economic impact of all 77 fairgrounds’ events and fair op ...