Editorials

Even one case of sex trafficking is too much for community

Sex trafficking and Placer County. Many residents say the two don’t go together. They say that trafficking is nonexistent here. They think that it only occurs in areas with ...

Assemblyman Kevin Kiley’s column

Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his 15th and final State of the State Address. It’s too bad California legislators can’t ask questions like our counterparts in t ...

One year in, new Sheriff Bell deserves kudos, encouragement

 When longtime Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner retired this month last year, there were some huge duty boots that needed to be filled. Bonner was not only respected in statew ...

Foundation set to bring university to south Placer County

We received the unfortunate news in December that the University of Warwick has decided to withdraw its plans for a Placer County campus. The United Kingdom-based university had p ...

Helping all Placer youth is the No. 1 priority

Our Placer County youth are undoubtedly our most precious resource. We’re not the only ones saying that. A panel of six experts at Friday’s “Power Prosperity!&r ...

L.I.F.T members looking out for fellow residents

The grassroots L.I.F.T. group, appearing on our front page since last May, will most likely continue to be on the front page throughout 2018. L.I.F.T. stands for unified to liftin ...

Correct city’s water issues and move on

Since moving to Lincoln in 2003, my wife and I have served on many committees and nonprofit organizations in Lincoln. This has required me to interface with almost every City Counc ...

What can teens do in Lincoln?

If you ask almost any teen, “what is there to do in Lincoln,” almost every reply is “nothing.” Besides our abundance of fast-food chains in our relatively ...

Cycling Milestones

There is a difference between goals and milestones.  One sets the former; the latter just happen.  In retirement, I’m not really a goal-oriented person but here are ...

Our View

Many residents are shocked and enraged that an 83-year-old woman was assaulted and carjacked in broad daylight at a busy shopping center. The carjacking (see today’s front p ...

Human trafficking is happening in Placer County

What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Children, teens, women and men subjected by force, fraud or coercion into sexual exploitation or labor are vic ...

California must follow Trump’s lead and cut taxes now

President Trump’s federal tax reform held up a mirror to tax-loving California politicians and they are afraid of what they saw. At major issue to the panicked Progressive p ...

Please make sure you have a flu shot

Now more than ever, procrastinators need to get that flu shot. Although the deadly flu season started in November, which was a month earlier than usual, health officials say that ...

Please make sure you have a flu shot

Now more than ever, procrastinators need to get that flu shot. Although the deadly flu season started in November, which was a month earlier than usual, health officials say that ...

MMAMILS

The term “MAMIL” can actually be found in new dictionaries. It is defined as “a middle-aged man who is a road cyclist, typically one who rides an expensive bike a ...