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Zebras lose first match, but still defeat Placer

After the Lincoln High golf team managed to defeat the Center Cougars and Foothill Mustangs, the Fighting Zebras prepared for their toughest challenge yet, the mighty Placer Hillme ...

Let’s be careful out there

Several recent incidents gave me cause to pause and reconsider what I do when out there away from the comforts of my living room. I spend most of my time in a pretty well-insulate ...

Using touch to prepare for tackle

In light of the increasing concern over concussions and the game of football, the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section has further limited preseason contact. That begs the question: does limiti ...

A wildflower bouquet

Home from Hawaii I'm home from Hawaii. The rolling blue seas have become rolling green hills. The white clouds riding the waves have become oak trees. The enormous tropic b ...

Disagreeing without being disagreeable

Take two men. One complains about restaurant service, politics, politicians,  manners, traffic, entertainment, the water, the weather. On and on. His life is one bent fork aft ...

Predictions

Perhaps I doth protest too much, of corruption, deals and such. But folks, the Bill is coming due, for all the foolishness in view with the country in default and there is nothin ...

The Bike Column

  Most bike riders, even if riding just around the neighborhood, have experienced a crash of some sort.   It’s just part of bike riding, especially when we a ...

Media Life: Top 10 Auburn Area Backroads to entice open-road fever

Highway 49. And Interstate 80. You know the routine and the routes. Get on one of those two highways and you’re soon up to speed at a fine clip – give or take a few tr ...

Lincoln golf stays in the win column

After two great wins on the road, the Zebras felt very confident about themselves heading into spring break. For me, having some time off was nice as I got to visit Bodega Bay for ...

Big numbers at Oroville; skunked at Verona

I had a crazy week that went from an all-time high to a big disappointment. Such is life. On Friday, I had an invitation from Mr. Green Crestliner to bass fish in his boat up at L ...

Guest column: Wither the water

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) intends to construct a 275 foot dam on the Bear River, just upstream of Combie Reservoir.  This impoundment will significantly jeopardize ...

Lincoln's Comfort Food Part 1 Bread and Butter

Oh, how we loved Lincoln's little bakery and cafe.  Before it burned down, it sat at the Fifth Street entrance to what is now Beermann’s Plaza.  For a while i ...

Quick northeast loop ride

When you are sometimes short on time, try this ride over a flat course. We start at the Pavilion in McBean Park. After checking over your bike and tires, put on your helmet and let ...

Film Review: Old heroes go postmodern in bold, brooding “Batman v Superman”

What is the world coming to, that Batman and Superman should come to blows? The answer posited by director Zack Snyder’s brooding, swing-for-the-fences epic, “Batman v ...

Stay flexible and keep an open mind

Once again, just when it seemed like things were settling into a pattern, we get a couple of days of cold, hard rain and everything gets screwed up. I got out twice last week and ...