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The long road to Lincoln, Part three: the Flemings reach California

Albert Fleming’s father, Samuel Fleming, and his two uncles, were true 49ers. After they reached the Gold Country, they branched out across the region to try their luck ...

General Fund better news this new fiscal year

While we usually want more – as in more police and firefighters, more library hours, more park features, more income, for example – sometimes we need to be happy with w ...

Rail history quirks and foibles aired in Auburn

Auburn’s connections to some big moments in history got their due Friday in a dual presentation revolving around building of the Central Pacific Railroad through Placer Count ...

New Placer County library strategy includes growing shift to digital formats

  Making hours more convenient for working people and staying on top of rapid-fire changes in technology to better serve library patrons more apt to fire up a Kindle than cra ...

Proposed city budget adds to fire services

Although no funds are available in the proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-14 to fill two vacant firefighter jobs, Lincoln’s fire department will receive additional support ...

To eBook or not to eBook

  On Facebook last week, I saw this post by my friend, Peter Fish: “At The Dubliner in West Portal, nursing a Manhattan and reading Ron Hansen’s “She Loves ...

Books that open up your heart, mind

“I just heard an old Chinese proverb: ‘Open a book and the book will open you.’ Sounds great, doesn’t it?” My pal, Adrienne Blackhart, sent that note ...