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Life in the Bike Lane

  Cooler weather has come!  By leaving at 8 in the morning, riders can still get home before it reaches 80 degrees, even after a 50-mile ride.  Many roads have tre ...

Rock up!

  “Rock up!” was the shout from the pace line’s front.  I was not only new to cycling but had never ridden in a pace line before.  I had absolut ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

I heard that distinctive zzzzzz coming from my reel as I jumped up to pull the rod out of the rod holder. “Let it run!” yelled our captain. “It’s a BIG one ...

Public safety services in Lincoln

Is there a problem with the current level of public safety services in the city of Lincoln?  As a retired police chief from a Bay Area suburban community, I can tell you that ...

Prop. 1 would give $4B for low-income, vet housing

Oct. 22 is the last day to register to vote in the General Election on Nov. 6. This is first in a series of articles outlining unbiased facts about each ballot proposition. The ar ...

Cycling through Placer County

After a blistering summer that found my group leaving for rides at 7:30 a.m. and sometimes cutting the route short five to 10 miles to beat the heat, the weather has cooled off a b ...

A time to celebrate recovery in action

perience a mental health or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year millions of Americans experience these conditions, and it’s critical that we give ...

What about roundabouts?

  Roundabouts, generally speaking, are a good thing for cars, getting them through an intersection faster than a four-way stop. While a standard in much of Europe, roundabou ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

As always happens this time of year, the fishing action is dominated by anglers chasing the fall run of chinook salmon. Since the inland season opened this month, there has been a ...

Kiwanis Club has great fundraiser

 The worst news an event chairperson can receive is hearing three days before the event that the event must change venues because of a double booking.  Our Kiwanis Club ...

10 points 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 ...

Placer’s agriculture value shrinks

Placer County has a long and proud history of agricultural activity, starting before the birth of the county in 1851 and continuing to this day. From the rice fields in south Place ...

Lincoln public safety update

  Each month for the last two years, a Lincoln City Council member has shared their thoughts about goings on in our community. Public safety being a top priority for all of ...

Cycling through/near Placer County

Here are some more photographs from rides outside Placer County that can be started by loading your bike in your SUV and driving for about an hour. One of my favorite rides ...

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 ...