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1 YEAR AGO March 3, 2011: Future police station discussed – Talks in ‘pre-planning stage’ – Lincoln’s finest could be housed next to the Lincoln Crossing Clubhouse as soon as 10 years from now. The city of Lincoln’s public safety committee met last Thursday to discuss the location of a future and permanent police station for the Lincoln Police Department. “What we are doing is planning for ultimate build-out. We are looking 50 years out,” City Manager Jim Estep said. “We need to find land, preferably what we already own, to place our first permanent police station.” Since the city is in the “pre-planning stages” for the future police station, Estep said he wasn’t able to provide a number for how many police staff would occupy the building. The targeted site is already owned by the city and zoned to be a park, according to Estep. 10 YEARS AGO Feb. 28, 2002: Lincoln growth part of reason county eyes sites for new justice center – Placer County has its eyes on a 72.5-acre site in Roseville as a prospective home for a new justice center that would help relieve crowded conditions at the county’s main jail in Auburn. County officials also have two backup properties in mind in case negotiations for the first don’t pan out. The center is needed largely because of growth in such communities as Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln. They expect to need at least 50 acres for the center, which would feature a jail, Sheriff’s Department substation and space for other county departments. The center also probably would include new courtrooms, but officials will have a say in that decision. 20 YEARS AGO Feb. 27, 1992: Annex plan one step closer – The city of Lincoln took its initial steps toward annexing 820 acres southeast of the city by approving the environmental impact report and general plan amendment for the Eastlake Specific Plan last Wednesday. Paul and Alice Ferrari own 739 of the 820 acres. Charles Leavell, Edward Grey, Elizabeth Layne, Jeannette Duff, and the Lincoln Christian Life Center own the remaining land. The plan’s dominate features include a large open park area along the Auburn Ravine, a 54-acre lake and natural preserve areas throughout the project. At full development, the site would allow for 1,777 dwelling units: 30.6 acres of commercial; 17.4 acres of business and professional; 40 acres for an elementary school; 30 acres for parks; and 111 acres of nature preserves, wetlands preserves and creeks. 50 YEARS AGO March 1, 1962 : Titan Missile Arrives Here – The first Titan ICBM was delivered to the Lincoln missile complex Friday morning. The huge missile has successfully gone through its check-out phase at Beale Air Force base and was transported to Lincoln by truck, to be installed in one of the three underground silos, where further checks were to be made. It is expected that Titan missiles will be arriving regularly at Beale for processing and transport to the three launching complexes nearing completion in the Sacramento valley, according to Col. William Sault, commander of the project. The complexes will be turned over later this year to the Beale 4126 Strategic Wing. 75 YEARS AGO March 4, 1937: Marriages Reach All Time High – Heartbeats hit an all-time high in California during 1936, when more couples were married than in any other year since the state decided to require licenses and collect $2 from each prospective bridegroom. Dr. Walter M. Dickie, director of the state department of public health, reported a total of 60,197 licenses were issued during the year, exceeding 1935 matrimonial business by 3,643. In fact, Dickie said, the only year which even approached this record was 1926 when 56,664 couples were wed. Placer county followed the romantic trend with 109 wedding in 1936 against 110 in 1935. The Lincoln Chronicles are compiled by Shoni Jones. No editing changes are made to the copy so that the entries appear as originally published.