Editorials

Give yourself a gift to last all year round

I gave myself an early present this season of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. It was not extravagant. It was not flashy or shiny. Nor was it the latest must-have electron ...

Candidates can get on with their daily lives, now that votes are certified

  The Nov. 4, 2014 Statewide Direct General Election votes cast by Placer County residents were certified Monday by the county’s Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters ...

Ask affected residents what they think about medical-marijuana cultivation ban

Lincoln City Council members would show some compassion by undertaking a two-way conversation with the public about council’s Oct. 14 vote to ban medical marijuana cultiva ...

One business leader’s perspective on downtown Lincoln

Ruth Alves has a unique perspective of whether Lincoln’s downtown seems busier, in terms of visitors and businesses. Currently the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce&rsquo ...

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. ...

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 ...

Let’s help stop suicides from happening

I don’t like getting out of bed right after the sun rises on my weekends. It has to be a really good cause to make me give up a lazy Saturday morning. This Saturday, though ...

Supes ante up with study on homelessness

Placer County supervisors took a small but significant step last week in addressing the problem of homelessness in our communities, and for that, the board is to be commended. Sup ...

2 state bills would choke businesses

Over the years, California has earned a reputation of not being friendly to business interests, and thus we have seen states like Texas come try to pry businesses to move out of ou ...