People

One business leader’s perspective on downtown Lincoln

Ruth Alves has a unique perspective of whether Lincoln’s downtown seems busier, in terms of visitors and businesses. Currently the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce&rsquo ...

Angela Ponivas reflects on her years at Lighthouse as she transitions to new job

Recently, I informed the Lighthouse Board of Directors that I am resigning as executive director of Lighthouse.  I have accepted a position with the state of California, worki ...

Coyote Pond Park and Palo Verde Park

The previous column in this series on Lincoln, its parks and its people described McBean Park as a community treasure because it was constructed in an era when most suburban commun ...

Community to observe Veterans Day Tuesday

This Tuesday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day and there are two local events that residents can attend to honor the service of all U.S. military veterans. The downtown Veterans Day celeb ...

Lincoln police receive funds for safety equipment

Lincoln police vehicles will soon be carrying high-tech safety devices, thanks to a local foundation. At the Oct. 28 Lincoln City Council meeting, representatives from the Lincoln ...

The long road to Lincoln, part four: just imagine!

I try to imagine the stories my great-great-grandfather told to his son, future Lincoln pioneer Albert Fleming.  This is the Albert Fleming, who brought his Irish bride to Li ...

Helping readers make sense of the recent deaths of two peace officers

Lincoln News Messenger: On Friday, you telephoned to ask me for a quote to be included in an upcoming story. The question you presented to me was simply, “Why do police offi ...

‘Jersey Boys’ plays Sacramento through Nov. 22

The American Dream, real life and timeless music. That's why “Jersey Boys” remains popular nine years after opening on Broadway, according to Nicolas Dromard. He p ...

Local bookstore celebrates the Halloween spirit

Black cats and witches, three-headed devil dogs and skeletons lurk around every bookshelf, poised to surprise customers at The Book Cellar in downtown Lincoln. In business for sev ...

Vern Foster likes his numbers as well as the stage

Vern Foster, a Lincoln resident, likes his current gig as an accountant. Now working for the California Department of Aging, Foster previously worked for the state in the youth au ...