Politics

Ceremony celebrates mandarin orchard preservation

No lot splits. Always destined to stay in agriculture. A 47-acre ranch in the foothills between Auburn and Lincoln that has been producing mandarins since the 1970s was celebrated ...

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow on budgets, bullet trains and TV's 'American Pickers'

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow visited Auburn this week, touching down on a morning Meddlers meeting and addressing the Auburn Rotary. He also took time to sit down with the Auburn Jour ...

Split council OKs $3 million dump clean-up

In testy discussions between Lincoln City Council and city staff that consumed an hour of Tuesday night’s regular City Council meeting at McBean Park Pavilion, the council vo ...

Spencer Short new Regional Water Authority vice chairman

Lincoln Councilman Spencer Short was elected Jan. 8 as the vice chairman of Regional Water Authority. Regional Water Authority is a 25-member agency, which includes water agen ...

Colfax next for tie-in to Lincoln-North Auburn sewer link?

With a 13.5-mile sewer pipeline due to tie in North Auburn to Lincoln’s treatment plant later this year, Colfax officials are re-examining the possibility of their city linki ...

Former Lincoln mayor Ron Barringer dies

Ronald (Ron) Guy Barringer, real estate broker, Little League coach, church deacon, Lincoln mayor and councilman, rock ‘n’ roll musician, sportsman and self-styled &ldq ...

Detective’s sacrifice honored by Placer County supes

Emotions ran high Tuesday as the widow of sheriff’s Detective Mike Davis Jr. received a commemorative coin award from the Placer County Board of Supervisors to honor his sacr ...

Mammoth sewer pipeline project approaches North Auburn

A giant pipeline designed to work like a small, encased river to flow wastewater from North Auburn to Lincoln has reached the outskirts of Auburn. Heavy equipment on Monday was di ...

New city manager contract expected to be on Jan. 27 council agenda

Lincoln City Council expects to have a contract for a new city manager on the agenda for the Jan. 27th council meeting, according to Lincoln Mayor Paul Joiner. When former City Ma ...

They earn how much?

Data on earnings of local municipal employees, including names, pay and benefits gathered by Transparent California – the state’s largest public-sector compensation dat ...

2014 end-of-the-year review

    JANUARY Upscale senior living facility due 2016 – Work also to begin spring on Summerset assisted-living complex behind Walmart – Senior Li ...

Council’s special closed session meeting Monday considers city manager applicants

Although Lincoln City Hall is closed today and reopens Jan. 5 after the Christmas/New Year holidays, residents can attend the opening part of the Lincoln City Council’s sp ...

New Lincoln mayor talks priorities

As Lincoln’s new mayor for 2015, as of Dec. 9, Councilman Paul Joiner is rotating into the position for the second time in three years. Joiner first served as mayor in 2011, ...

County supervisors honor Lincoln resident with commemorative coin

The Placer County Board of Supervisors honored a Lincoln community volunteer and philanthropist on Dec. 9. Elizabeth M. Jansen received a commemorative coin created for a coun ...

Council says “no-go” to sign ordinance

Like a bad penny, Lincoln’s beleaguered city sign ordinance keeps returning to city workshops, commissions and council meetings—and leaving again unresolved. For nearl ...