Opinion

Their View: Agency renews its war on direct democracy

The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board, Jan. 1, 2016 The state Public Employment Relations Board’s announcement Wednesday that Proposition B — San Diego’s 2 ...

Barmettler earns honors

For the Lincoln News Messenger (readers), I thought you might be interested that Lincoln native Timothy Barmettler recently graduated from Universal Technical Institute in Sacramen ...

Stop stealing at cemetery

I am writing this in regards to things being stolen from the Lincoln Cemetery. Having recently lost a loved one, we placed an angel made of alabaster at the head of my granddaughte ...

Supes shouldn’t take donations from anyone going before board

Our local newspapers just reported the Placer County Board of Supervisors “approved a revised plan for the 1,890-unit Bickford Ranch residential development.” Well, o ...

Welcome back, Spencer Short, as Lincoln’s mayor

Spencer Short, who started his fourth term as Lincoln mayor Dec. 8, has spent about three-fourths of his life at Lincoln City Council meetings. The mayor is 41. My math is righ ...

Out with the old, in with the new

I’ve mentioned that I keep a loose journal of my fishing trips during the year, (basically I just write them into my day planner.)  I note where I went and who I fished ...

Visual Viewpoint

This year's resolution is to enjoy every day to the fullest and forgive mistakes of the past.

The new law and school buses

I have written before that cyclists can get in the way of vehicular traffic, even when doing everything right.  But the passage of a new law in California and a conversation ...

Happy New Year, residents of Lincoln

Many residents are steamed about our story Dec. 17 (front page, “Estep earned top Lincoln salary") ranking Lincoln’s former city manager as the region’s high ...

McCourtney- Rioso- East Avenue loop

Happy New Year! This is our last ride of the year. May I suggest you make one of your top resolution priorities that of riding your bike as much as possible in 2016? Today, we be ...

WE DID IT! THE HAUL-A-DAY SEASON IS OVER

I just don’t think it’s a coincidence that ‘junk’ rhymes with “trunk.”  Ever since about Oct. 15, I’ve been haulin’ junk i ...

Santa Lands on E Street

Santa Claus landed on E Street when our family was living with my Grandmother Jessie Jane Dillian. On that Christmas Eve in Lincoln, it was so cold that the front windows of ...

Holiday donation giving appreciated and needed

For the last two months, we ran stories asking residents to donate to other residents in need. We want residents who have financial difficulties to be able to enjoy the holidays ...