Editorials

Let’s help reduce the homelessness problem in Placer County

When we describe Placer County to our out-of town family and friends, we talk about the scenery, the relatively-affordable cost of living, the good schools, recreational options ...

Fires are our new norm

California is on fire. While the fires have dominated national news, we don’t need TV newscasters or the Wall Street Journal telling us that Northern California is ablaze. ...

Catch some of the best softball players here this week

Sometimes we just have to brag about Placer County and this week is one of those times. About 2,000 senior softball players and about 2,000-plus spectators will be on Lincoln and ...

Remember to include vaccines in back-to-school preparations

Summer break is rapidly winding down for students. While it might be hard to believe, public school starts within days. The first day of classes in Lincoln is Aug. 16, Loomis is ...

Let’s help end local hunger

Going hungry is more than just having a growling stomach. It’s lightheadedness. Dizziness. Headaches. Difficulty in focusing on anything. No one wants to experience that ...

Drive cautiously during much-needed Highway 65/I-80 repair

We’re glad to see the high cranes over the Highway 65/Interstate 80 viaduct. This means the long-awaited Phase one improvements to the Highway 65/Interstate 80 interchange i ...

Grand jury works hard for Placer County residents

Placer County Grand Jury members spend 40 to 50 hours a month for 12 months working on the panel. They aren’t doing it for fun or for extra spending money. Members are inve ...

Support today's 4-H Youth at Placer County Fair

Thursday kicked off the 81st annual Placer County Fair and many visitors are heading directly to the carnival’s roller coaster, the food areas or to see Arden Park Roots at t ...

Visit today’s fair’s ag kids, our future

This Thursday kicks off the 81st annual Placer County Fair and many visitors will head directly to the carnival’s roller coaster, the food areas or to see Arden Park Roots at ...

Enjoy an amazing summer with family and friends

Summer officially begins June 21. With the school year ending last week, the season has already started for most of us. Throughout South Placer County, summer provides nonstop op ...

Don’t forget to vote by 8 p.m. Tuesday in the primary election

Tuesday’s Statewide Direct Primary Election has been rather low-key in the Lincoln area. Usually, this newspaper office is bombarded by election letter-writers urging a vote ...

Remember veterans’ service this Monday during Memorial Day

Although the idea of war goes against everything we want in our lives, the reality is we need a strong United States military. The military’s early branches, the Army, Navy ...

Say hello to your trusty bike

Vic Freeman doesn’t need to be told that May is National Bike Month to jump on his 18-year-old bike. The Lincoln resident, now 84, has been riding his preferred transportati ...

Celebrate Mother’s Day Sunday and every day of the year

There’s nothing better or more comforting than a mother’s love. Whatever age we are, from newborns to middle-aged adults with their own children, everyone feels better ...

Include the Lincoln Festa in your weekend plans

Attending the annual Lincoln Holy Ghost Festa this Saturday and Sunday isn’t just about eating ethnic foods and taking the family to the adjacent Butler Amusements Carnival, ...