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1 YEAR AGO Sept. 30, 2010: $7.1 million transferred in city funds – Beazer Homes owes a remaining balance of $752,893 for bypass project – To cover costs of the Ferrari Ranch interchange and Highway 65 Bypass sound wall, City Council voted Tuesday to transfer $7.1 million from one fund to another. The $7.1 million has been collected “to pay expenses associated with the Ferrari Ranch Road interchange and bypass sound wall construction,” according to Steve Ambrose, assistant director of the city’s development services. It will now be transferred from fund balance number 557 to an expense account. “The transfer from fund balance to an expense account is necessary to pay invoices for anticipated expenses related to the interchange and the sound walls for this fiscal year,” Ambrose wrote in the item’s staff report. 10 YEARS AGO Sept. 27, 2001: LHS gives its athletes TLC – Sports medicine treats athletic ailments, injuries – LHS athletes have something few other schools have, a top-notch sports medicine department, with student trainers to attend to their aches, sprains and other needs. In May 2000, the American Sports Medicine Association rated them the number one sports medicine department in the nation and their teacher, Mark Jones, sports medicine teacher of the year. Jones humbly attributes the success of the program to a strong partnership between the Western Placer Unified School District and the Placer County Office of Education ROP career training program, and not to himself. 20 YEARS AGO Sept. 26, 1991: Bohemia sale prompts layoffs – A deal to sell Bohemia’s three lumber mills in the area will soon close and the future of workers at the Lincoln plant is unknown. The company, based in Eugene, Ore., agreed to sell its northern California operations in principle Aug. 14 to Sierra Pacific Industries in Anderson, the largest forest products company and private landowner in the state. Operations include lumber mills in Lincoln, Rocklin, and Grass Valley. Also on the block is about 33,000 acres of timberland next to its 750,000 acres in California. 50 YEARS AGO Sept. 28, 1961: Were You A Litterbug Today? – Litterbug on city streets by students during the noon hour is creating quite a problem, according to Police Chief Robert Jimenez. The chief said many students are not taking advantage of well balanced low cost meals offered in the school cafeterias, but are eating lunch in downtown public areas and on the streets. Citing an example, he said some 40 students were counted during one noon hour around the Southern Pacific depot and enough debris to fill “two or three large garbage containers” has been collected in this area since the start of school. In addition to paper litter, the chief pointed out, there is the hazard of broken soft drink bottles, some of which have been used as missiles aimed at the switcher engine on the SP tracks. 75 YEARS AGO Sept. 24, 1936: Ed’s Slants On The Day’s News – Did you know that the lowly onion is third in amount of money returns in agricultural products of California, bringing into the state last year over one million dollars. About 10,300 acres are planted to onions this year. Have you ever read the history of the onion – how it dates back to almost the beginning of the history of man and what he ate? The onion was first discovered growing wild on the great steppes of Asia, also was grown extensively in the valley of the Nile. Garlic, a twin brother, would say brother as it is plenty strong, was established at about the same time as the onion. The Israelites in the wilderness craved onions for food and went miles to procure them. The botanists have classified the onion as a bulb in the lily family, even a cousin to the lily of the valley and the stinking tiger lily. The Egyptian Priests and people looked upon the onion as something holy and swore by the onion as they would by one of their gods in their gardens. The Lincoln Chronicles are compiled by Shoni Jones.