Carol Feineman

Safety improvements will make Highway 193 a great route

  Being close to the foothills is great.  Driving 20 minutes from Lincoln, I can be in Auburn to see a movie or hear a band. Or, from Auburn, I can take a short drive ea ...

Let’s keep the fairgrounds relocation idea on target

  I wish government, especially on the local level, could work faster on new ideas. Of course, that usually doesn’t happen. Most ideas take time to develop for many re ...

Continue generosity this new year

Proofing last week’s (Dec. 27) end-of-the-year review, which took up more than half of The Lincoln News Messenger, was an eye opener to me. Reading all the articles editori ...

Enough is enough; let's try peace for a change

This summer, I outlined a column about random violence after a stranger shot and murdered 12 moviegoers and injured 59 others July 20 at an Aurora, Colo. movie theater. That nigh ...

Let's help our homeless residents, not ignore them

Invisible residents. That’s what the homeless are to most of us. I pass a few every day as I walk downtown and I see them at night as they walk, with all their possession ...

Keep our police and fire staff local

Sometimes the obvious solution becomes buried as bureaucratic conversations go nowhere over a period of months.  And often, the answer has been there all along, since the begi ...

Enjoy the holiday spirit, whatever your religion may be

The holiday spirit is in full force. That’s true, even in the face of last week’s constant rain and heavy winds that led to the postponement of the Dec. 1 Christmas par ...

Don't get behind a steering wheel if you're drinking

When smart friends make excuses about acquaintances driving home from a get-together after consuming several drinks, I’m speechless. My friends will say it’s the firs ...

Give Phoenix High School students a chance

Most Lincoln residents don’t realize Phoenix High School exists. The continuation high school, located next door to Lincoln High School, doesn’t have a football team. ...

Race is more than just choosing a candidate

Although the City Council race began July 16, it seems twice as long than the past three months of campaigning by nine candidates for three seats. The race has been tough because ...

Residents should be informed about local up to federal candidates

We’ve focused the past few months on the fast-approaching Lincoln City Council election. We want residents to be informed about the qualifications and positions of all nine c ...

How our editorial department works

My apologies to Friends of the Lincoln Library president Karen Jarrell. At last week’s City Council meeting, Jarrell said this Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of the Twelve ...

Show your support by voting

Lincoln is a nice town with a lot of positives. We’re close enough to the Sacramento region yet we retain our own rural-like identity. Neighborhoods are inviting throughout Linco ...

Downtown merchants really need our support

Four months ago, I was reprimanded by Caltrans when I wrote about riding bikes and walking on the beautiful but under construction Highway 65 Bypass. That reprimand is removed for ...

Make time to attend City Council candidate forums

It’s easy for Lincoln residents to be involved in local government. Anyone, who has a question or a suggestion about city operations shouldn’t be shy. While it’s harder to a ...