budget cuts

17 teaching positions saved

The school board approved concessions saving the equivalent of 17 teaching positions Tuesday night. The board ratified a memorandum of understanding between the Western Placer Unif ...

Audience protests job cuts, programs at school meeting

More than 125 parents and school district staff packed the Lincoln High School theater on Tuesday night to show their concern over potential budget cuts. The district is faced wi ...

Here's hoping the new year will be good for Lincoln

How can we be three days away from a new year? It seems like we welcomed in Jan. 1, 2011 the other month. On the other hand, last January’s heated discussion over the General Fu ...

Police deserve our thanks for all they do

My neighbors across the street had an unexpectedly chaotic and sad night last Thursday. Four Lincoln police officers went above the call of duty in showing much-needed compassion o ...

We can help the Carnegie soon reopen

It’s sad walking by the distinguished-looking but vacant Carnegie Library on Fifth and F streets. The heavily-frequented Carnegie Library closed June 29 due to budget cuts rec ...

Four police to lose jobs

Four Lincoln police officers will be taken off the streets due to lay offs this July. That was the direction given to city staff during Tuesday’s 5-½-hour-long City Council meet ...

School board targets $3 million in cuts

Budget cuts and hard hats were on the table during Tuesday night’s noticeably cheerful Western Placer Unified School District board meeting. The board, led by Paul Long since Pau ...

More police cuts on the way

City Council will soon have to decide how many police officers to cut as the council continues to balance Lincoln’s budget. City Manager Jim Estep said Monday that the May 10 C ...

Together, let's figure how to keep Lincoln alive

The city of Lincoln must drastically change the way finances are handled. That message at the April 5th special City Council budget meeting, though, was missed by many audience me ...

'Friends' urge council to honor money stipulations

The Friends of the Lincoln Library understand there will be a special meeting of the City Council on Tuesday to discuss further budget cuts necessary to “balance the budget” fo ...