Opinion

Bike column

Our ride today starts from the McBean Pavilion in McBean Park. After our usual bike check-over, including the tires, put on your helmet and off we go. By the way, make sure you hav ...

Just when do we become adults?

A few weeks ago my daughter received a jury summons. She was flabbergasted. How could she possibly serve on a jury – decide someone’s fate – when she’s only ...

Placer Ranch rises again

On April 5, the Placer County Board of Supervisors, voted, in concept, to assist with moving the Placer Ranch development project forward as a county project.  This means that ...

Zebras lose first match, but still defeat Placer

After the Lincoln High golf team managed to defeat the Center Cougars and Foothill Mustangs, the Fighting Zebras prepared for their toughest challenge yet, the mighty Placer Hillme ...

Let’s be careful out there

Several recent incidents gave me cause to pause and reconsider what I do when out there away from the comforts of my living room. I spend most of my time in a pretty well-insulate ...

Using touch to prepare for tackle

In light of the increasing concern over concussions and the game of football, the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section has further limited preseason contact. That begs the question: does limiti ...

Lincoln Police Chief Rex Marks recognized for his skills

On April 8th, I attended the monthly meeting of the Downtown Lincoln Association as Police Chief Rex Marks was making a presentation to the business community on the homeless situa ...

A wildflower bouquet

Home from Hawaii I'm home from Hawaii. The rolling blue seas have become rolling green hills. The white clouds riding the waves have become oak trees. The enormous tropic b ...

Disagreeing without being disagreeable

Take two men. One complains about restaurant service, politics, politicians,  manners, traffic, entertainment, the water, the weather. On and on. His life is one bent fork aft ...

Do all council members need to attend Cap-to-Cap meetings?

Having read the recent Lincoln News Messenger (front page April 7, “Council to hold special monthly meetings”), I noticed that the April 12 Council meeting had been can ...

Predictions

Perhaps I doth protest too much, of corruption, deals and such. But folks, the Bill is coming due, for all the foolishness in view with the country in default and there is nothin ...

The Bike Column

  Most bike riders, even if riding just around the neighborhood, have experienced a crash of some sort.   It’s just part of bike riding, especially when we a ...

When tragedy strikes and words are not adequate

It was an early June evening when I got the call. My husband, Rick, and I had a little bit of quiet time while the baby was sleeping – he was only two months old, so we ...

Media Life: Top 10 Auburn Area Backroads to entice open-road fever

Highway 49. And Interstate 80. You know the routine and the routes. Get on one of those two highways and you’re soon up to speed at a fine clip – give or take a few tr ...

New In-N-Out an investment to Lincoln

I wanted to say that I may be in the minority but I am very excited for In-N-Out to come to the Lincoln Crossing area. As a resident of Lincoln Crossing, it has been sad to see th ...