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New protections for Placer’s seldom-seen wildcats

Rarely seen but a stealthy presence nonetheless, Placer County’s elusive bobcats have some new protections. In place since late November is a new statewide ban on recreation ...

Walk through mandarins to help fight breast cancer during Orchard Days

  Now in its fourth year, the Mountain Mandarin Growers Association’s Orchard Days celebration of Placer County’s marquee crop will also help fight brea ...

No council consensus on process

A special Lincoln City Council meeting Tuesday morning on the development process seemed to do little to create a consensus among the five councilmen. Councilman Stan Nader said t ...

Stay aware, safe while holiday shopping

Don’t let the hype surrounding holiday shopping be a distraction to personal safety. That’s the message Lincoln Police Chief Rex Marks gives as the traditional Christm ...

Kiwanis hosts holiday home tour on Dec. 5

Fairy lights, gold ornaments, frosted evergreens and candles wrapped in copper netting create a holiday wonderland in one of the six homes featured in the 8th annual Li ...

Finding thanks, even in stressful times

If Kandace Rickard-Lohner chose not to smile this week, I would understand 100 percent. The 21-year-old Lincoln resident’s health-care job quickly disappeared during the la ...

Final guilty plea in $17M construction fraud targeting Auburn tribe

Darrell Hinz was the trusted construction manager hired by the United Auburn Indian Community to complete its Indian Hills Road office project. Instead, Hinz became enmeshed in a ...

A new garden grows

Sheridan Elementary School, in collaboration with the Placer County Food Bank and with a project funded by McCarthy Construction, has a new school garden project.  On Nov. 7, abo ...

Christmas book sale to be held Dec. 5

  The Dec. 5 book sale at the Twelve Bridges Public Library is hosted and sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.   "You can make selec ...

Phoenix High School honors veterans

Petty Officer Shea Bartolino, U.S. Navy recruiter; SSG Chad Mullaney, Army National Guard recruiter; and SSG Christopher Edwards, Army National Guard recruiter; stand between Retir ...

Lincoln officials react to Paris attacks

Referring to Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Lincoln Police Chief Rex Marks said Monday that vigilance locally is important. “The most important thing anyone can ...

Young cast shines in LTC production of "Annie Jr."

Last Friday’s opening night of “Annie Jr.,” presented by the Lincoln Theatre Company to a sold-out civic auditorium, was a terrific second effort and bodes well f ...

City calls special meeting on development process

A special one-item Lincoln City Council meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 600 Sixth St. The meeting, which will be held in the first floor meeting room, will fe ...

Writer, former addict brings Placer’s heroin epidemic into view

In every translation, the journey into Dante’s “Inferno” begins in a shadowed forest where “lost is the path that does not stray,” and for Jason Smith ...

New county panhandling, alcohol rules on track

Placer County could soon have new rules in place to curb aggressive panhandlers, open-container drinking and people relieving themselves in public. With Supervisor Jennifer Montg ...