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10 things to know about community philanthropy

Everyone defines philanthropy differently. To some, it is volunteering at the animal shelter or food pantry or at a place of worship. To others, it is serving on a board or commit ...

Seeing the world from a bike

  We cyclists see things differently. I’m not talking philosophically, albeit there may be something to that, too. But the real world looks a little different from a b ...

Time to fix the DMV

At the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), state employees are sleeping on the job. Literally. A recent report revealed that one particular employee had a habit of sleeping severa ...

Cycling through or near Placer County

  You five loyal readers know I find riding my bike in Placer County just great.  But I have to admit there are other places to pedal too.  Here are some pictures ...

Beauty before age

   When you reach your 70s, 80s and beyond, the highway sign “Reduce Speed When Wet” takes on a whole new meaning.  Only twice in the past five years hav ...

Glad to receive the city’s help in reducing fire danger

 We have a wildfire danger situation here in Lincoln with several large logs, dead trees and limbs directly next to homes off Twelve Bridges Drive on Black ...

Can you prove you rode today?

  It’s 7:10 a.m., I’m in my garage, helmet on, head and taillights blinking, Garmin on “pause.” I open my phone and hit “allow” to the not ...

Fun soaring with Lincoln resident Richard Pearl

What fun seeing Kaia Snow, 9, so excited to be part of the soaring action! “Soaring is a communal sport,” according to Richard Pearl, Truckee-Tahoe Soaring Association ...

How much have you saved for retirement?

If you’re like the majority of Americans, probably not enough to retire comfortably. In actuality the figures of how much people have squirreled away for their golden years ...

Cycling through Placer County

  My five loyal readers will know I often talk about how great road cycling is here in Placer County.  Need a flat ride?  We got it.  Want a climb fest with ...

Trust: the foundation for what we say and do

Any book one might read about leadership, the first chapter is always about trust. In any organization, employees will only sacrifice for the good of the company when they see that ...

Placer Business Resource Center helps farmers succeed

Placer County has a long and rich history of farming and ranching, starting before the birth of the county in 1851 and continuing to this day. The dedication and hard work by our ...

Finding your child’s health home

It seems like the school doors just shut for the summer, and yet in just a few short weeks they’ll reopen for another school year. It’s a good time for parents to chec ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

After getting cooked by the high heat while on local lakes, I just had to get up to Stampede Reservoir last week to see if the hot kokanee bite was still on. I can say unequivocall ...

Road-mapping the process to plan for the next 50 years of local water

Water is life. And as a Nevada Irrigation District (NID) director and current president of the board, I am dedicated to working to ensure our community continues to have an ample, ...