Politics

March toward June primary election starts in Placer

Placer County Supervisors Jennifer Montgomery, Jim Holmes and Kirk Uhler have signaled their intentions of running for re-election in the June 7 primary election. The three incumb ...

Will Morebeck’s water decisions will affect Lincoln

This year is especially hard for water agency boards. Wide-reaching decisions must be made during California’s worst (and fourth-year) drought since the early 1970s. Thes ...

Gun actions not expected to affect sales in California

President Obama’s Jan. 4 executive actions to reduce gun violence is actively being discussed at work and homes throughout the nation. But it should not lower gun sales her ...

Help stop gun violence in the United States

Jan. 10, 2001 was my wake-up call that no city is safe from gun violence. That morning, a college student filling in as a receptionist during winter break and a caregiver were sh ...

2016, what’s in it for us?

 If I really knew what was going to happen in 2016, I’m not sure you’d want to read about it.  But here are my predictions.    They are going to re ...

Placer County supes OK first Williamson Act ag land cancellation

In a first for Placer County, owners of an agricultural parcel in Granite Bay have won Placer County Board of Supervisors approval for early cancelation of a Williamson Act contrac ...

Weygandt is Board of Supes chairman for 2016

District 2 Supervisor Robert Weygandt was selected to serve as chairman of the Placer County Board of Supervisors for 2016 by his fellow board members during the board’s firs ...

Sun City Lincoln Hills to elect three new directors

On Feb. 18, Sun City Lincoln Hills will hold an election for three open seats on its Board of Directors. Four candidates are running. Election materials and ballots will be mailed ...

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 ...

Mayor sees 2016 as the year of project completion

As Lincoln’s new Mayor, Spencer Short wants some significant projects “on the table” that will affect residents as well as the county to be completed in 2016. T ...

Placer County to fill seat on rural Lincoln advisory council

Placer County is accepting applications from community members interested in filling a two-year term vacancy on the Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council. Second District Superv ...

Private sector jobs don’t compare

Regarding your (front page) article on former City Manager Jim Estep’s 2014 “departure” compensation, “Estep earned top Lincoln salary,” Dec. 17. Pe ...

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 ...

Hiring niece is not right

Mr. (Robert) Weygandt, I read in The Lincoln News Messenger (front page, Dec. 10, “Placer supe’s $73,000/year aide is niece) that you recommended and the County Board o ...