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Jan. 31, 2008 – Landowner might contest eminent domain suit by city – Development company Reynen & Bardis is prepared to challenge a possible eminent domain lawsuit by the city for its Lincoln property. Gary Livaich, an attorney for the group, said the city of Lincoln has not fulfilled government code requirements in its effort to acquire a portion of his client’s property for a sewer pipeline project that would serve the Twelve Bridges area. Plans call for the pipeline to bisect Antonio Mountain Ranch – a Reynen & Bardis property off Athens Avenue used for wetlands mitigation – on its way to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.



Jan. 28, 1999 – Longtime resident, band banjo player dies – Jack Demspey Cummings, a 53-year Lincoln resident and well-known area banjo player, died at his home in Lincoln Monday at the age of 66. Mr. Cummings was born July 31, 1932, in Wilson, Okla. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Placer County as a senior mechanic supervisor in 1992. Mr. Cummings enjoyed playing the banjo and played with the Back Porch Majority at various Lincoln functions for many years.



Jan. 26, 1989 New plant approved; traffic increase noted - Truck traffic in spring and summer will sharply increase in downtown Lincoln when an asphalt plant, approved this month by the Lincoln Planning Commission, is built on Gladding Road. As many as 200 double-bottom dump trucks will join the logging trucks and automobile traffic on Highway 65 during the peak mid-year construction season. The dump trucks, loaded with concrete, gravel or asphalt, can weigh as much as 40 tons. The planners voted 4-1, with Jim Sandy casting the no vote, to approve plans submitted by the Lincoln Rock Company to build its facility on six acres of Gladding Road off Highway 65. The site is north of Gladding, McBean and Company.



Jan. 29, 1959 – Wrecking Yard Given Site Okeh - Over the protests of adjacent property owners and the City of Lincoln, the Placer County planning commission Friday granted a land use permit to the Purdy company of San Francisco to establish a railroad car wrecking yard north of Lincoln. The proposed yard would be located approximately three miles north of Lincoln adjacent to the Southern Pacific railroad tracks and east of the Nader ranch, on property owned by Chamberlain estate. Granting of the permit was strongly opposed by property owners in the vicinity, Henry Alrich and Henry and Stanley Nader, Richard L. Curtis, Lincoln city manager, also added the protests of the City of Lincoln.



Jan. 25, 1934 – $161,701.69 Gold shipped through Placer Co. Bank - Newly minted gold shipped to the United States Mint through the Placer County Bank during the year 1933 had a value of $161,701.69, according to figures which have just been announced by Herbert S. Clegg, cashier of the bank. This means that the Auburn bank during the past year turned over to gold buyers or gold miners in the Auburn district just $161,701.69, most of which has already found its way back into the trade channels of that district. Most of this money was returned to the small miners or prospector. Many of the large operators ship direct to the U.S. Mint, and the money returned to them would not be reflected in the figures released by the Auburn bank.


The Lincoln Chronicles are compiled by Shoni Jones. No editing changes are made to the copy so that the entries appear as originally published.