Politics

Planning Commission says “no” to pot cultivation within city limits

Wearing medical scrubs and a determined look, Richard Miller challenged Lincoln’s city attorney and the police chief at last week’s Planning Commission meeting. Miller ...

Sample ballots ready for mailing in Placer County

The Nov. 4 election heat turns up today when Placer County starts mailing sample ballot pamphlets. Placer County elections chief Jim McCauley said registered voters should start c ...

Placer County hires San Antonio expert for homeless study

Looking for answers to the continuing problem of homelessness, Placer County is mounting a $49,500       study to examine current needs and possible f ...

Measure A series

Editor’s note: The Western Placer Unified School District has placed a $60 million local bond known as Measure A, or Proposition 39, on the Nov. 4 ballot. The measure require ...

Not enough water to go around:

Upset about city officials approving new housing developments during the drought while Lincoln residents are being asked to cut back on water usage, three residents decided to coll ...

Signs of trouble

Lincoln City Council’s dissatisfaction with Lincoln city staff’s most recent draft of the municipal sign ordinance could be summed up in two phrases: too many signs, to ...

Numerous bills await governor’s signature

While most of the attention was drawn to cell phone kill switches and plastic bag bans in the final week of the legislative session in Sacramento, many other bills did and didn& ...

Combie Lake access issue raised at Lincoln-Nevada Irrigation District water session

Questions on continued access to Lake Combie were asked Thursday at a meeting on a proposed regional water supply project for future Lincoln development. The Nevada Irrigation Dis ...

City Council candidates answer questions

The News Messenger emailed the same five questions to the six Lincoln City Council candidates last Friday.  Five candidates responded by Tuesday's deadline. Their answers ...

Railroad rep talks in generalities about crude oil issue Tuesday

If residents at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting expected revelations about how Union Pacific Railroad might mitigate the negative impacts of shipping large quantities of ...