Opinion

Now is the time to mail ballots

On June 7, the 2016 Presidential Primary will be taking place in California. Our turn to be part of the democratic process is approaching fast. Earlier this week, over 130,000 vo ...

Validated Parsing column

MayDay, MayDay, MayDay!  I’ve got three MiG’s on my tail! MayDay, MayDay, MayDay!  Lost our rudder and our sail! MayDay, MayDay, MayDay!  We&rsquo ...

Jan Flynn an example of living, nonagenarian

Jan Flynn credits her genes. The Lincoln Hills resident of 16 years looks like she is not a day older than 69. Yet Flynn celebrated her 92nd birthday Friday, I met the nonage ...

Not just a bike ride

This Saturday is the 15th annual Tour de Lincoln, a benefit for the Lincoln Volunteer Center. Starting about 7 a.m. and going to sometime after 2 p.m. will be several hundred bike ...

Re-reading the pregnancy book twenty years later, a Mother's Day poem

This is my first Mother’s Day without my daughter at home to snuggle beside me in the morning with homemade gifts and tea. I do hope she remembers to call. One of the first c ...

Councilman thanks community for support of school band

Thank you, Lincoln!  I recently asked for your support in helping our young adults make their way to the San Francisco Airport so they could complete the first leg of their E ...

Golf finale brings Lincoln’s first loss

Going into the final week of duals, the Lincoln Fighting Zebras and the Placer Hillmen were tied for first place in the Pioneer Valley League Standings and met for the final dual o ...

Daughter's love endures as mother's memory fades

 I visit my 91-year mother, Marie, at her home in Roseville on weekends.   Our visits are fairly routine.  I come in and prepare her meals  - she loves pa ...

‘Never forget’ as timely as ever

The phrase, “Never forget,” about the atrocities suffered by 11 million-plus innocent people in the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust is just as timely today as i ...

Turkey Creek-Catta Verdera- Twelve Bridges-Sun City loop

Today, we will ride a combination route of flat and up-and-down terrain. We will start from the McBean Pavilion after inspecting our bikes and checking our tires. Have plenty of wa ...

Turkey Creek-Catta Verdera-Twelve Bridges-Sun City loop

Today, we will ride a combination route of flat and up-and-down terrain. We will start from the McBean Pavilion after inspecting our bikes and checking our tires. Have plenty of wa ...

That joke is so tired it's time to put it to rest

I’m having dizzy spells. As much as they sound like something romantic out of a 19th century novel, having to stop everything for a moment while I feel like I’m being t ...

We must protect our children from sexual abuse

Regarding the letter by Kenneth A. Thoms, (April 28 Lincoln News Messenger, page A4, “Sexual abuse a harsh accusation”) Hillary Clinton did not only protect Bill Clinto ...

Lincoln golf undefeated in duals

After Lincoln High’s first loss of the season at the Pioneer Valley League’s 18-hole tournament, the Zebras came home to practice April 12-13 to prepare for Bear R ...

Take a hike – to Fairy Falls

I did get out fishing last week. On Wednesday, my buddy Mr. Green Crestliner came down to do some pretournament fishing at Camp Far West, so I took him around to some of my “ ...