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Lincoln Chronicles for Nov. 6

Lincoln Chronicles   1 YEAR AGO Nov. 7, 2013 – District revisits plans for facility upgrades – Western Placer Unified School District’s facilities p ...

Helping readers make sense of the recent deaths of two peace officers

Lincoln News Messenger: On Friday, you telephoned to ask me for a quote to be included in an upcoming story. The question you presented to me was simply, “Why do police offi ...

Please vote Tuesday

The Nov. 4, 2014 Statewide Direct General Election is only five days away. For Lincoln-specific races, this has been a relatively quiet election year. No one ran against the th ...

‘John Wick’ action film does everything right

“John Wick” Directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist and Alfie Allen Five out of five stars   Ever since st ...

The long road to Lincoln, Part three: the Flemings reach California

Albert Fleming’s father, Samuel Fleming, and his two uncles, were true 49ers. After they reached the Gold Country, they branched out across the region to try their luck ...

An open letter to cyclists

In last week’s edition of The News Messenger (Oct. 23, page A6, “Bicycle riders are also arrogant”), one letter to the editor highlighted four things non-rider ...

The long road to Lincoln, Part two: Mormons and 49ers

Although the Flemings were not Mormon, Samuel’s wife, Ann, had a brother who was Mormon. Their Mormon niece worked as a waitress in the Fleming Tavern. The Mormon settlement ...

Happy 15th anniversary, Lincoln Hills

During the almost six years I’ve worked in Lincoln, I’ve heard only one Sun City Lincoln Hills resident complain about retiring to that neighborhood. The new resident ...

‘Fury’ assault is unrelenting

Despite the heavy liberties taken by the film, Brad Pitt has already appeared in one of the more compelling World War II movies ever made in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglou ...