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The Saturday Skinny: If you believe in yourself, weight loss will follow

Sometimes the simplest changes can have the biggest impact on your waistline. In our culture of instant gratification, it’s no wonder the weight loss industry is a multi-billion ...

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Lincoln is a nice town with a lot of positives. We’re close enough to the Sacramento region yet we retain our own rural-like identity. Neighborhoods are inviting throughout Linco ...

Who’s in charge here?

It’s likely the Whitney High football team will be asked more questions this week about Rio Americano’s player-coach controversy than game strategy. Of course, what has gone on ...

Just the beer facts

As fall starts, the air fills with footballs flying and the aroma of brewing beer floats through the streets of downtown Lincoln. Oktoberfest is around the corner and, as the Hot ...

Ben Affleck does well with ‘Argo’

“Argo” Directed by Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman Rating: Five out of five stars Ben Affleck does a great job with ‘Argo’ By Frank Mi ...

Seeing a life in pictures: John R. Finnegan, Sr.

“An editor isn’t always right, but he’s never wrong.” That saying flashed across the screen and made me laugh as I watched the slide show depicting the life of my beloved u ...

Letter from England: What's up with your healthcare?

“It is very unusual for me to shout at my radio, but this morning, it took all of my willpower not to pick it up and throw it against the wall.” Those words began a compelling ...

Downtown merchants really need our support

Four months ago, I was reprimanded by Caltrans when I wrote about riding bikes and walking on the beautiful but under construction Highway 65 Bypass. That reprimand is removed for ...

Capitalizing on local sports

Strikes Unlimited at 5681 Lonetree Blvd. in Rocklin is putting their money and efforts where their hearts are in hopes it will pay off for the community. Not only do they have a fi ...

‘Looper’ teaches about good parenting and being selfless

Time-travel movies can make your head spin if you think too hard about all of the plot holes the film has likely glossed over to tell a good story. “Looper” asks that you focu ...