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Why I love my local newspaper

 In the early 1960s, I resided in the Bay Area in a city of about 60,000 residents.  Our city had a weekly newspaper and I looked forward to receiving it each Wednesda ...

Proposed state budget reviewed

At Tuesday’s lightly-attended school board meeting, presentations were made on California Gov. Brown’s proposed state budget education allotments and the district&rsquo ...

Media Life: KCRA to highlight Placer’s Sochi Olympics presence

Sacramento’s KCRA Channel 3 will be the center of the Olympic world for Auburn TV viewers starting Feb. 6, when the 22nd Winter Games storms onto the small screen and creates ...

Today’s drug users don’t fit the stereotype

During the ’60s through the New Millennium, parents worried a lot about their teenagers smoking marijuana. Welcome to the 2010s and worrying about marijuana no longer se ...

Is Lincoln facing a heroin use problem?

While heroin is a big problem in Northern California since at least two years, according to Lincoln Police Chief Rex H. Marks, it’s not prevalent in Lincoln. The “drug ...

Two Purple Spotted Pals

It shouldn’t have been fun to have ringworm. But it was. In the beginning, I didn’t even notice. A spot here and there. Who cared? Eventually, my mother noticed, a ...

McClintock warns “there’s no short fix” for water issues

Water-shortage issues prompted a lively discussion during U.S. Representative Tom McClintock’s talk Tuesday before representatives of the Lincoln business community. The con ...

Beth O’Brien named News Messenger general manager

Beth O’Brien, an 18-year Gold Country Media employee, will become The Lincoln News Messenger’s new general manager. She has been The News Messenger’s ad manager ...

Publisher Jean Lund retires

Fourteen of those years, almost half of her career, have been in Lincoln. Besides serving as The Lincoln News Messenger’s  general manager in 2005, and then being named ...

Zip-it or duck: a primer for dealing with rude people

By now, you may have read about the retired Florida police officer who shot and killed a man who was texting in a movie theater.   Apparently, the two men were strangers to o ...