Opinion

10 things to know about community philanthropy

Everyone defines philanthropy differently. To some, it is volunteering at the animal shelter or food pantry or at a place of worship. To others, it is serving on a board or commit ...

Let’s help reduce the homelessness problem in Placer County

When we describe Placer County to our out-of town family and friends, we talk about the scenery, the relatively-affordable cost of living, the good schools, recreational options ...

Seeing the world from a bike

  We cyclists see things differently. I’m not talking philosophically, albeit there may be something to that, too. But the real world looks a little different from a b ...

Fire science at standstill?

Almost 50 years ago, we put a man on the moon with less technology than is in a hand-held phone. Why are we still using water and fire retardant to fight fires? Really! Is that the ...

Fires are our new norm

California is on fire. While the fires have dominated national news, we don’t need TV newscasters or the Wall Street Journal telling us that Northern California is ablaze. ...

Time to fix the DMV

At the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), state employees are sleeping on the job. Literally. A recent report revealed that one particular employee had a habit of sleeping severa ...

Cycling through or near Placer County

  You five loyal readers know I find riding my bike in Placer County just great.  But I have to admit there are other places to pedal too.  Here are some pictures ...

Beauty before age

   When you reach your 70s, 80s and beyond, the highway sign “Reduce Speed When Wet” takes on a whole new meaning.  Only twice in the past five years hav ...

Glad to receive the city’s help in reducing fire danger

 We have a wildfire danger situation here in Lincoln with several large logs, dead trees and limbs directly next to homes off Twelve Bridges Drive on Black ...

Catch some of the best softball players here this week

Sometimes we just have to brag about Placer County and this week is one of those times. About 2,000 senior softball players and about 2,000-plus spectators will be on Lincoln and ...

Can you prove you rode today?

  It’s 7:10 a.m., I’m in my garage, helmet on, head and taillights blinking, Garmin on “pause.” I open my phone and hit “allow” to the not ...

Potter up!

My friends and I have had so much fun at the Potters’ games this season! Great people, great players, great food, fun themes all summer, lots of kids, jump houses, water slid ...

Remember to include vaccines in back-to-school preparations

Summer break is rapidly winding down for students. While it might be hard to believe, public school starts within days. The first day of classes in Lincoln is Aug. 16, Loomis is ...

Fun soaring with Lincoln resident Richard Pearl

What fun seeing Kaia Snow, 9, so excited to be part of the soaring action! “Soaring is a communal sport,” according to Richard Pearl, Truckee-Tahoe Soaring Association ...

How much have you saved for retirement?

If you’re like the majority of Americans, probably not enough to retire comfortably. In actuality the figures of how much people have squirreled away for their golden years ...