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Daughter's love endures as mother's memory fades

 I visit my 91-year mother, Marie, at her home in Roseville on weekends.   Our visits are fairly routine.  I come in and prepare her meals  - she loves pa ...

‘Never forget’ as timely as ever

The phrase, “Never forget,” about the atrocities suffered by 11 million-plus innocent people in the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust is just as timely today as i ...

Turkey Creek-Catta Verdera- Twelve Bridges-Sun City loop

Today, we will ride a combination route of flat and up-and-down terrain. We will start from the McBean Pavilion after inspecting our bikes and checking our tires. Have plenty of wa ...

Turkey Creek-Catta Verdera-Twelve Bridges-Sun City loop

Today, we will ride a combination route of flat and up-and-down terrain. We will start from the McBean Pavilion after inspecting our bikes and checking our tires. Have plenty of wa ...

That joke is so tired it's time to put it to rest

I’m having dizzy spells. As much as they sound like something romantic out of a 19th century novel, having to stop everything for a moment while I feel like I’m being t ...

Lincoln golf undefeated in duals

After Lincoln High’s first loss of the season at the Pioneer Valley League’s 18-hole tournament, the Zebras came home to practice April 12-13 to prepare for Bear R ...

Take a hike – to Fairy Falls

I did get out fishing last week. On Wednesday, my buddy Mr. Green Crestliner came down to do some pretournament fishing at Camp Far West, so I took him around to some of my “ ...

Validated Parsing column

The month of April, designated, for poetry, or verse, so stated. The bane of schoolboys everywhere, whose efforts mire in deep despair. While maidens draft with seeming ease, dit ...

Pennsylvania will never be the same

   What I’m about to tell you here may not seem appropriate for a humor column, but believe me, this is an exception.    This year, at the end of January ...

Lincoln’s Charles Dailey helps make Sierra museum great

After meeting Charles Dailey, who spends his work hours and then some at the Sierra College Natural History Museum, I understand why the museum is ranked 26th in the top 30 higher- ...

Dear Prince, It's such a shame our friendship had to end

The first time I danced with a boy it was in the cafeteria at E.V. Cain Middle School. It was eighth grade, the lights were low, he was tall, and I had my arms around his waist. It ...

I want to inspire you

  It has happened more than once.  My bike group will be sitting in the outside seating area of some café in Auburn, when a customer walks by, cronut and latte in ...

Bike column

Our ride today starts from the McBean Pavilion in McBean Park. After our usual bike check-over, including the tires, put on your helmet and off we go. By the way, make sure you hav ...

Just when do we become adults?

A few weeks ago my daughter received a jury summons. She was flabbergasted. How could she possibly serve on a jury – decide someone’s fate – when she’s only ...

Placer Ranch rises again

On April 5, the Placer County Board of Supervisors, voted, in concept, to assist with moving the Placer Ranch development project forward as a county project.  This means that ...