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Lincoln Chronicles

1 YEAR AGO OCT. 2, 2014 – Classes on hold for black mold treatment - Carlin C. Coppin Elementary school was shut down Tuesday after workers discovered black mold in a pod bu ...

The wonderful ravine, part 1: Swimming skeletons

Our wonderful, wonderful Auburn Ravine!    My great-great-grandparents swam in the Auburn Ravine, as did many other old time families. Back then, in its heyday, I don ...

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1 YEAR AGO SEPT. 25, 2014 – City says no to pot cultivation in city limits - Wearing medical scrubs and a determined look, Richard Miller challenged Lincoln’s city att ...

The Pam Am Experience: A blast from the past

It’s not often that one gets to relive incredible experiences but sometimes it happens. Those who remember airline travel when you could walk right up to the airplane, when ...

Where are the Twelve Bridges?

Much of western Rocklin is astride the southern 12,000 acres of the Spring Valley Ranch of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Parts of Lincoln and Penryn cover northern part ...

Upstairs in downtown, part 5: walkabout on a banner

Our little upstairs apartment stood on its Fifth Street site since 1906.   And then, on one amazing day, the stalwart little building decided to go on a city of Lincoln walk ...

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1 YEAR AGO SEPT. 18, 2014 - Not enough water to go around. Residents petition to stop local development during drought - Upset about city officials approving new housing developme ...

Upstairs in downtown, part five: the 4th of July 'F' fest

Before we left our upstairs apartment, our toddler had yet another show to put on in that Fifth Street window. It was the 4th of July, at the very end of the parade. As always, ...

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1 YEAR AGO SEPT. 11, 2014: Signs of trouble. Sign ordinance sent back to staff for revision - Lincoln City Council’s dissatisfaction with Lincoln city staff’s most rec ...

A deep family connection to Labor Day

My husband, Alvar, was always a little irritated with me when I mixed up Memorial Day and  Labor Day. He had good reason. He was a World War II veteran, trained as a me ...

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ONE YEAR AGO SEPT.  4, 2014 – Mother Goose on the Loose a successful program - Betty Gordon, Lincoln resident of 14 years and active member of The Friends of the Lincol ...

Upstairs in downtown, part 4: Tom saves our toddler

When we lived upstairs, spring and summer days found our bay windows pushed up, with fresh air streaming through the tall screens.  Even in the kitchen, the windows were almos ...

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1 YEAR AGO AUG. 28, 2014: Rail rep vague on crude-oil issues - If residents at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting expected revelations about how Union Pacific Railroad mig ...

Lincoln Chronicles

1 YEAR AGO AUG. 21, 2014: Government not privy to dangerous train cargo; Local first-responders can ask Union Pacific, though – What hazardous materials pass through downto ...

Upstairs in downtown, part 3: Intoxicated

When we lived upstairs, our big kitchen windows overlooked the alley parking lot of the little old Lincoln Police Department.   One night, a police car pulled into the lot. ...