Jake O’Rourke

Reader Input: Drought calls for ban on certain crops

Since the drought will severely impact life’s basic necessities — food, for example — then non-life-sustaining uses, land-uses and policies must be prohibited. ...

Reader Input: Don’t let profits trump peace

Food, clothing and shelter are life’s basic necessities, but alcohol consumption, concerts, parties, reunions, etc., are not. Applicants for “community center” ...

Service cuts spawned Galleria disaster

With $55 million in damages to (Roseville) Galleria businesses, plus the loss of holiday revenues, taxpayer price tag for police and fire personnel time, investigation hours and ot ...

Little good in deer hunt idea

Based on anecdotal stories of deer/auto collisions, Supervisor Kirk Uhler irresponsibly put into motion a most egregious Placer County proposal: A special “junior” deer hunt (1 ...