Editorials

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 ...

Our View: California’s counties could learn from the nation’s only prison rodeo

Editor’s Note: On April 20, Gold Country Media reporter Scott Thomas Anderson spent the day at the Angola Prison Rodeo, held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, two hours no ...

Race is more than just choosing a candidate

Although the City Council race began July 16, it seems twice as long than the past three months of campaigning by nine candidates for three seats. The race has been tough because ...

The Saturday Skinny: Dispelling myths of weight loss and exercise

For those with a significant amount of weight to drop, any movement, particularly walking, is a great way to get your body moving on the right path. During a recent conversation, s ...

City officials working hard for fiscal solutions

Two comments I heard last week, saying that I?ve looked the other way lately on city issues, still bother me. One city official wondered if my Gold Country Media bosses told me t ...

Another View: Enough red tape to stripe California’s highways

No one understands the needs of Placer County residents better than the people who live here. We love our community and are always looking for things we can do to make it even bet ...

Give input for utility rates by Feb. 22

With city e-mails now asking residents for feedback regarding utility rates, the buzz around town is that water/wastewater/garbage bills are going up. But “that’s not the inten ...