Letters to the Editor

Reader Input: Help the many who helped US

John Bury (“Vietnam vets feel excluded,” Reader Input, July 5) makes a heartfelt plea on behalf of Vietnam vets who have not been properly cared for regarding their exp ...

Reader Input: Auburn’s elves spread holiday goodness

Thank you so much to the kind Auburn elves who collected all the little flags that decorated downtown for the Fourth of July and returned them to me. God bless you. Margaretta Sw ...

Reader Input: Is it time to go to extremes?

I was corrected about my thinking that the city was paying for the new lights (“Take care of what we have,” Reader Input, July 3). OK, then. With that information it ...

Reader Input: Cantilevered wood a problem

Regarding the tragic balcony collapse in Berkeley: Such cantilevered wood balconies will always remain problematic given that they are enclosed to impart a pleasing finish to the a ...

Reader Input: Show brought tears to eyes

I’ve lived in the Auburn area for 37 years. I’ve been going to the Fourth of July fireworks ever since. (This year) was the best show ever! It lasted awhile and the ...

Reader Input: Auburn showed true holiday pride

Three cheers, and a hip-hip-hoorah for the City of Auburn and all the volunteers and business sponsors who showed Auburn how to celebrate our nation’s birthday ... from the m ...

Reader Input: How a drought saved Sacramento

The year was 1985 and it was a dry year. It had been only 10 years since the last major drought and farmers were beginning to worry again. Snowfall in the Sierra was well below n ...

Reader Input: Sanders fights for the workers

In the two months since he announced his plans to run for president as a Democrat, Bernie Sanders has surged in the polls and is now giving Hillary Clinton more competition than an ...

Reader input: Vietnam vets feel excluded

It has come of a common opinion amongst Vietnam War veterans that Congress tends to exclude mostly Blue Water Vietnam veterans for VA benefits. This group of veterans never had boo ...

Reader input: Word is all about context

I’ve been a foothiller for more than 30 years. I bought my first hotrod at the age of 16 in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California in 1958. It was a ’40 Ford tw ...

Reader input: Lions’ help is appreciated

On behalf of the participants and the board of directors of the Center for Visually Impaired Adults, I wish to thank the Auburn Host Lions Club for their help with a 4th of July BB ...

Reader input: Give thanks for living in a free country

We celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades and barbecues. Many do not know the Fourth of July marks an important date in U.S. history. In 1776, the Declaration of Inde ...

Reader Input: If nothing else, please choose a side

While celebrating our country’s birthday, please reflect on its foundation. Regardless if you feel our Constitution was created by dead white men and (is) irrelevant, or if ...

Reader Input: Take care of what we have

Goodness, when will common sense prevail among our local officials? New lights when our streets are the pits (“Council discusses sewers to streetlights,” Journal, Jun ...

Reader Input: Time to update on birth control

A leaked draft of a highly anticipated letter on the environment by Pope Francis casts climate change as a threat largely caused by humans and urges action to reduce the emissions ...