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The long road to Lincoln, part five: the homecoming

An interim note regarding The Long Road to Lincoln series. At this point, I realize that the title for this series should have been the Long Long Long Long Road to Lincoln.  ...

Lincoln Chronicles for Nov. 13

1 YEAR AGO Nov. 14, 2013 – Workshop reviews business etiquette – When Lincoln city staff and council members met at City Hall Oct. 7 for a special workshop, the to ...

Appreciate veterans today and every day of the year

I admit that I’ll never know what military veterans have gone through. I was just a kid during the Vietnam War. Plus females weren’t called upon for military duty when ...

Police aren’t thanked enough for their work

It’s all about perspective. My bad days don’t come close to a peace officer’s bad days. The most I’ll feel is anxiety about meeting a shortened deadline. ...

‘Nightcrawler’ captivating and unnerving

The nightly news has become so concerned about ratings that sensational content, preying on the fears of viewers, gets top billing, no matter how murky the ethics. Jake Gyllenhaal ...

The long road to Lincoln, part four: just imagine!

I try to imagine the stories my great-great-grandfather told to his son, future Lincoln pioneer Albert Fleming.  This is the Albert Fleming, who brought his Irish bride to Li ...

Nicolaus, Joiner, Aviation Drive - Santa Clara loop

We begin our ride today at McBean Pavilion. Check your bike and be sure you have water and a cell phone. Put on your helmet and let’s go. Today’s ride will be ...

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 ...