Editorials

Helping Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy help us

Imagine having to knock on someone’s door at 2 a.m. to tell them their loved one was in a fatal accident or in a homicide. The lives of those inside the house will be foreve ...

Bring a recyclable bag or two when going to the store

In August 2014, Lincoln City Council unanimously passed a resolution allowing retailers to choose whether to offer single-use bags to consumers. But that ordinance might not hold ...

Let's together end human trafficking

Human trafficking is a problem in Placer County. That was the name of our four-part human trafficking series that ends today and we learned that it’s a bigger problem than w ...

Those who foster are heroes

Although NBC’s “This is Us” is a fictional account of a family set today and in the past, it’s spotlighting the real-life need of foster youth who immediate ...

Participate in school safety discussions

Like most citizens throughout the country, we’re concerned about the safety of today’s school campuses. School shootings, since the terrible Columbine High School ...

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 ...