Inside Lincoln

Inside Lincoln has great articles

The Inside Lincoln section of The Messenger always includes such timely and varied articles, especially those by Local Correspondent Debbie Brown. In this last issue she covered t ...

Rattlesnake vaccine controversy

Most pet owners are aware of the advantages of vaccinating their dogs and cats to prevent common diseases. Core vaccines for dogs include rabies, a distemper-parvovirus combinatio ...

Take time this month to plan your garden

I am a perpetual planner. If I have everything planned out ahead of time, I find that I will have less chaos in my life. It doesn’t always work that way but I truly enjoy planni ...

Start new year by calculating your net worth

Personal financial planning is a dynamic process, one that never ends. But experience suggests that most U.S. taxpayers do not have a formal, written financial plan. Instead, the ...

This new year promises to be good for Lincoln businesses

Amid reports of increased consumer confidence and spending in the latter days of 2011, the Lincoln business community is sounding upbeat and optimistic about their prospects in 201 ...

Holiday pet hazards that should be prevented

The holidays are a time for celebration, spending time with family and reflecting on the good things that occurred during the year. But the holidays can be hazardous for our pets. ...

Rebuilding Lincoln’s American dream

December 2011 is an historic time in the Northern California housing market. Here in Lincoln, we have such a wonderful variety of housing options. From beautiful country propertie ...

It’s easy to help others this holiday season and every season

Have you ever read the book or seen the movie “A Christmas Carol?” It’s the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, written by Charles Dickens in 1843. Although written in 1843, it has s ...

Holiday traditions continue, new and old

Lincoln is neither Mayberry nor Bedford Falls. Nevertheless, they share a common and very desirable feature. It is a small town providing the essence of values and traditions t ...

Prevention steps should always be considered

Earlier this year, I wrote a couple of articles on replacing and repairing home appliances and systems. Earlier this month, I listened to a couple of conversations regarding home ...

What are the differences between banks and credit unions?

Lincoln residents looking for a financial institution - bank or credit union - have several choices within easy reach. But, which one do you choose? And why choose one while ignori ...

Thanksgiving – a national time to put away our differences and recognize the commonality among us

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday throughout the country, drawing on the early colonial experiences of the Pilgrims who arrived in 1620 in what is now New England. Ro ...

Avoid E. coli by growing your own vegetables

Have you heard the reports about produce with E. coli and salmonella contamination? I always thought that problem was specifically an issue with meat products. The first time I he ...

Where’s the common sense financially-speaking?

There is no shortage of investment gurus, advisors and pundits. But there is a shortage of common sense. Over the past year, I have explained and promoted some common sense ...

Find out if you save on your PG&E home bill

Diagnosis is often the first step in solving a problem or curing an ailment. In the energy field, that diagnosis is frequently referred to an as energy audit. And Placer Count ...