Letters to the Editor

Reader input: Volunteers build community strength

I want to thank Sarah Martin for her acknowledging Alan Young’s longtime dedication to world wide service( Reader Input, Jan. 4, “Give in spirit of giving man). I also ...

Reader Input: Precious is the fun and the friendship

On Dec. 21, I retired from a long tenure of teaching senior health and fitness for the Placer Adult School. During this time, my career choice enabled me to meet some incredible pe ...

Reader Input: Transcend mere politics and help

Re: “Newtown mourns as police look for answers,” (Journal, Dec. 16, 2012). On Dec. 14, 2012, many people’s lives in the town of Newtown, Conn. were changed fore ...

Reader Input: Founding fathers used foresight

The Dec. 30 letter purported to be from John Sisson (“Gun ownership? Yes, but with controls”) demonstrates the need for research and critical thinking covered in my let ...

Reader Input: Founding fathers used foresight

The Dec. 30 letter purported to be from John Sisson (“Gun ownership? Yes, but with controls”) demonstrates the need for research and critical thinking covered in my let ...

Reader Input: Give in spirit of giving man

Re: “Auburn man helps global group provide shelter from storm,” Journal, Dec. 5, 2012: Auburn is very lucky to have a person like Alan Young. It’s amazing that ...

Reader Input: Abortion talk dodges reality

Pro-abortion folks invariably avoid what is obvious to thinking people: Humans procreate humans. When life begins is just a straw man to change the subject. Terminology manipulatio ...

Reader Input: Abortion talk dodges reality

Pro-abortion folks invariably avoid what is obvious to thinking people: Humans procreate humans. When life begins is just a straw man to change the subject. Terminology manipulatio ...

Reader Input: No words to describe family’s gratitude

Last week our only child (adult) was missing in King’s Beach. It was a few days before Christmas and he had uncharacteristically not responded to urgent calls or emails regar ...

Reader Input: Thanks for the spotlight

Thanks for the great piece about Gold Country Chaplaincy and Press4hope by Jon Schultz (“Gold Country Chaplaincy stands in the gap,” Journal, Jan. 2). I really apprec ...

Reader Input: Arm against massacres

Dear John (Sisson, “Gun ownership? Yes, but with controls,” Reader Input, Dec. 30): Around here, we are the “common ruck.” Remember: Tom McClintock (NRA-r ...

Reader Input: Australia solved killing problem

What do you mean there are no easy answers to the gun problems, gun violence, sporadic shooting sprees in America? Show the American public graphic images of the latest carnage o ...

Reader Input: Use the storm to fly higher

As we begin the new year we can turn to a new page in our life’s book, and realize that it’s not the burdens of life that weigh us down, but it’s how we handle th ...

Reader input: Dump the blame game players

What this country sorely needs is (drum roll) a two-party system — a true, authentic two-party system. Where are the true leaders of the Republican Party — the intellig ...

Reader input: Responsibility is on the mother

When the tragic killings happened (in Newtown, Conn.), I watched like everyone else across America.  There was one interview that was only shown one time — an interview ...