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Deputy death a test of community's resolve

It’s more than a cliché these days to write about supporting your local law enforcement. But it’s also a death-hardened fact of life that peace officers need th ...

Community choice for public safety

I read with great interest in the Sept. 6 News Messenger a column by Jim Datzman (page 4, “Public safety services in Lincoln. Is this an accident waiting to happen?) regardin ...

Crime In Your Community: Granite Bay burglary; Colfax donation jar snatched; More

  Sept. 18 Joshua Mackenroth, 53, of San Diego was arrested in Placer County on suspicion of battery. Mackenroth is alleged to have struck a 40-year-old woman on the arm wit ...

Placer Top 10-ranked jobless rate drops some more

State statistics released Friday show a buoyant jobs market for Placer County residents continuing. Placer maintained its No. 10 ranking among California’s 58 counties for l ...

Patients invited to celebrate 10th anniversary of Sutter Rehab Institute

Sutter Rehabilitation Institute, Placer County’s only acute rehab facility, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is inviting its former patients – more tha ...

Riding buses in Placer County good for you

Do you ride Placer County Transit (PCT) to get around the area or commute to work? If so, you’re one of the nearly 390,000 people who ride PCT in western Placer every year. ...

Lincoln calendar starting Sept. 27

Thursday, Sept. 27 Dare2BeFit workout group meets at 6 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Joiner Park, 1701 Nicholaus Road in Lincoln. Free for all levels. Participants bring mat ...

Lincoln museum prepares to honor veterans

To honor all Lincoln veterans for next year’s 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, known in the United States as Veterans Day, the Lincoln Area Archives Museum is soliciting p ...

School resource officer contract approved by board

A contract for the Lincoln Police Department to provide a school resource officer was unanimously approved by the Western Placer Unified School District board Tuesday night. Super ...

Crime in Your Community: Auburn jail shower-room altercation; Arrest in Lincoln-area fire; More

  Sept. 11 A 36-year-old North Auburn man reported someone used his credit card to make unauthorized purchases totaling $429 at Williams-Sonoma. Jason Jeremy Sturmer, 31, o ...

Annual Showcase is this Saturday

The 17th annual Lincoln Showcase is 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. this Saturday in downtown Lincoln’s Beermann Plaza.  Samples will be available from area restaurants, wineries an ...

Virginia R. Brown credits a positive attitude and eating healthy to longevity

Being 102 years old is a major accomplishment. Centenarians are rare. There are 450,000 centenarians throughout the world, according to TheCentenarian, and the highest number of c ...

Name this street in Lincoln

Not only did we stump readers on what last week’s Lincoln Area Archives Museum mystery item was but we also stumped museum docents. This week’s mystery item is much ea ...

New real-time bus info great for riders

Figuring out how to get around town or from one city to another city by bus is now much easier in Placer County. That’s thanks to Placer County Transit, which has bus routes ...

Placer County Transit rolls out real-time bus information

    Riding public transit in Placer County is now more predictable, thanks to a new service that allows ...