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Life in the Bike Lane

  The weather this time of year can present some extra challenges for cyclists in Placer County.   Starting early in the morning means two or three layers to keep warm. ...

Implement Loomis General Plan and approve Village at Loomis

I served 11 years as Loomis town manager (April 2000 through September 2011) and worked with some members of the current council and Planning Commission.  I also worked with M ...

Martha Stewart is too old to ride a bike

  I was browsing (that’s what today’s kids call it) on the world-wide web the other day and saw an article about how Martha Stewart had been age-shamed in a comme ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

Come on, fess’ up. We’ve all had those days on the water. Skunked; aka the striped kitty, nada, zilch, lockjaw, … these are just a few of the terms to describe c ...

Protecting Placer County’s open space

Placer County is making great strides at protecting our precious wetlands, farmland and open space, while promoting development but we need your help to ensure our success. Last m ...

Cycling Through Placer County

  Many bike paths are in this area, some running less than a mile around a neighborhood to the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail (American River Bike Trail), which is 32-miles lo ...

Riding in transitional weather

If you are a little bit of a crazy cyclist and start your rides early in the morning (hello, me), you will have noticed it’s a bit cooler. Like 40 degrees cool. Like “I ...

Life in the Bike Lane

  “There’s always one more hill” is a truism for many rides in Placer County.  Riders heading due west from Lincoln can find flat (and sometimes windy ...

Speak up

  I feel like I can trust you, so if I go off on a rant, can we keep it just among the six of us? Bike riders have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers.  Eve ...

Remember This? ‘Wisdom’ shoots in Auburn, Placer County in 1986

“Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore, who are real-life boyfriend and girlfriend, do a fair job of portraying puppy love, but their Robin Hood adventure film, “Wisdom,” ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

It’s getting harder to find a comprehensive source for local fishing reports. I have to hit several sites to get an overall picture of what’s happening.  So after ...

Media Life: Eddie Murphy’s ex-Placer home could be yours

Eddie Murphy may be long gone from Placer County but the name of the famous actor still packs gravitus in the effort by a Florida auction house to sell his former Los Lagos home in ...

CYCLING THROUGH PLACER COUNTY

  Cool early mornings, followed by summer temperatures after just a couple of hours.  That’s what we cyclists have been experiencing in the last month.  Sta ...

I’m OK. Thanks for asking

  For the first time in many years, I had a bit of a crash while riding. I’m OK.  Thanks for asking.  Here’s what happened. My friend (I’ll call ...

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. ...