Lincoln Chronicles

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1 YEAR AGO Feb. 17, 2011: FAA to look into airport complaint – Skydive Sacramento wants to land on property – The fate of skydivers using Lincoln Regional Airport as a drop zone may be decided this March by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Skydive Sacramento, which is owned by Patricia Garcia, filed a part 16 complaint through the Federal Aviation Administration against the city of Lincoln in July 2009. “It is a procedure in which you ask the FAA to enforce their own regulations,” said Richard Durden, Garcia’s aviation attorney. “It’s not a lawsuit; it’s an administrative complaint that is handled internally by the FAA.” 10 YEARS AGO Feb. 14, 2002: Mini mart protested at council meeting – Lincoln’s growing pains were showing Tuesday night at the City Council meeting at McBean Park Pavilion. More than 200 people showed up at the, more often than not, lightly attended bi-monthly meeting. Most of the crowd was attending the meeting to protest the proposed building of a nearly 7,000-square-foot Tower mini mart with eight multi-headed gas pumps, two to four diesel dispensers, and a car wash on the corner of Lakeside drive and Nicolas Road. Several of the people in attendance wore bright red T-shirts with “No Gas Station” emblazoned across the front. 20 YEARS AGO Feb. 13, 1992: Council formalizes slate of action – The Lincoln City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday night formalizing the appointment of Ernie Klevesahl as the city’s first public safety director. In other action, members: Approved a proposal to develop up to four hangar sites at the Lincoln Municipal Airport. Made final adoption of an ordinance allowing domestic swine (potbellied pigs) be kept in city limits as pets. Approved an emergency proposal to fix the underground system for stadium lights at McBean Park. Accepted the resignation of Bill Williams from the 11-member Civic Center Committee. Gave go ahead to Public Works to ask Placer County to form a vector control district to fight mosquito problems in Lincoln. 50 YEARS AGO Feb. 15, 1962: Sudden Winter Storm Dumps Flood Waters On Surrounding Area – Rainfall Totals 5.67 Inches During Past Week – It was a real gully washer here last Friday as torrential rain lashed the Lincoln area causing considerable flooding and making at least one city block completely impassable. The rains fell too much and too fast for storm drains to carry excess water away, creating flood situations in several areas of the city, and closing the block on Sixth street between F and G streets, while city crews waded hip deep to clear clogged drain gratings. The flooding was so extensive between Lincoln and Roseville that US 99E was closed for two days until flood waters receded. At times, flood waters on the highway reached a depth of five feet. Traffic was detoured through Newcastle. The Lincoln-Newcastle highway was closed for a brief period Friday evening as high waters flooded a dip in the road near the Newell ranch. 75 YEARS AGO Feb. 18, 1937: Patient makes serious charges against hospital – An Ophir man and wife make serious charge against Placer County Hospital authorities. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Marcy, citizens of Ophir claim that proper attention was not given Mrs. Marcy during her confinement at the hospital – that no physician visited her for two days after her baby bad been born, that the nurses were the only one present during that time. Marcy further charges that Dr. Kindopp evaded direct questions when he visited the doctor in his private office. Child-birth is a very trying ordeal for a woman to go through, and the best care possible is none too good. While Mr. and Mrs. Marcy have stated the facts as they are, it seems inhuman that doctors and nurses, especially women nurse, would neglect another woman in the worst trials of her life, but we read of inhumanity every day. The Lincoln Chronicles are compiled by Shoni Jones. No editing changes are made to the copy so that the entries appear as originally published.