Opinion

‘Get Hard’ should have been tougher on underlying issues

When rich, white businessman James King is sentenced to 10 years in San Quentin State Prison for fraud and embezzlement, he recruits the help of his black car washer, Darnell, to h ...

Sierra College - Twelve Bridges - Joiner - Ferrari Ranch Loop

Today, we will start at McBean Pavilion and take a swing through some up-and-down terrain as well as a flat course. Remember our usual check of the bike, put on your helmet and ...

Tax Time in Lincoln, part one Money, honey

They sat in the corner of one of Lincoln's quiet little restaurants. He'd already finished his taxes and set them off to the side.  He watched h ...

Lincoln Chronicles for April 2

Lincoln Chronicles   1 YEAR AGO April 3, 2014 – Storms boost snowpack – but not enough – PG&E survey shows water content less than half of average in ...

Out of the Classroom, Part 3 The show-and-tell shell

I mentioned the forbidden book incident in this column two weeks ago but there was another incident that I've never forgotten, one that seemed actively dangerous.   ...

Baby salmon swarm in Auburn Ravine

 Last week, Citizen Scientists from the Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead organization (SARSAS) were thrilled when they observed approximately 1,000 young salmon in Aubu ...

Today’s symbols of civilization

   Unfortunately, the world did not come to an end in February so we all got to live to see the design of the sculptor that will greet you as you approach the new Kings&r ...

Out of the classroom - Part 4 Call me Ishmael

During one brief Moby Dick moment of teaching, I caught a glimpse of two white whales.  In the course of that sighting, I lost all credibility. No, I wasn't on the ...

‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ not a great case of imitation

If there’s a strong sense of familiarity while watching “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” it’s because the Young Adult genre from which it spawned is havin ...

Once in a lifetime marathon experience

The marathon – a 26.2-mile torture test of the body and senses. However, it is a race I personally think everyone should try to attempt at least once in their lives. The or ...