Jim Datzman

Coyote Pond Park and Palo Verde Park

The previous column in this series on Lincoln, its parks and its people described McBean Park as a community treasure because it was constructed in an era when most suburban commun ...

McBean Park—a Lincoln treasure

The fourth in a series of articles on Lincoln, its parks, and its people   Every town needs a primary city park. In San Francisco, it is Golden Gate Park. For Sacramento, i ...

Why I love my local newspaper

 In the early 1960s, I resided in the Bay Area in a city of about 60,000 residents.  Our city had a weekly newspaper and I looked forward to receiving it each Wednesda ...

Two of eight Economic Development Summit winners from Lincoln

  Lincoln Jim Datzman and the Beermann’s Restaurant owners were two of the eight winners recognized for contributions to local economic prosperity at the 22nd annual Pl ...

City Council faces a huge challenge

For several months, the Lincoln City Council has been literally bombarded with speakers criticizing the council for having too many employees, for paying them too much, for unreali ...

Night Out one highlight from busy summer

On Aug. 3, members of the PAL Board and young people from our Youth Center celebrated National Night Out by bringing our PAL Snack Shack to the residents of Village No. 4 in Linc ...

PAL offers plenty of fun summer activities

PAL Youth Center Status In my last column, I expressed pride and satisfaction in the great job the staff and volunteers are doing in working with the young people at the Youth Cen ...

Comedy night left them laughing

The old saying that “Many hands make light work” sure holds true in Lincoln. More than 200 people enjoyed a full evening of laughter at the Heritage Theater on April 9, than ...

PAL gives you something to laugh about

We will be holding our third annual Pal Comedy Night at 8 p.m. Friday April 9 at the Heritage Theater in downtown Lincoln The event will feature comedian Kermet Apio, who is well ...

Cancel out-of-town seminars, conferences

If I understand recent news articles and community presentations correctly, the city of Lincoln is facing a dire budget situation. That scenario involves a $2,000,000 revenue short ...