Letters to the Editor

Reader input: Politicians have blood on hands

The recent murder of a beautiful girl isn’t San Francisco’s first or only murder by a released known violent criminal (who was also an illegal immigrant). In 2008, El S ...

Reader input: Economics killed Auburn Dam project

(Responding to July 9 Auburn Journal Reader Input from Vern Root about the Auburn Dam:) Mr. Root seems to have a different recollection about the sequence of events than I do reg ...

Reader Input: Community comes together for Scout

Early Saturday morning, June 27, Alden Brock, a 13-year-old Boy Scout from the Rosemont area of Sacramento, was caught in an unexpected flash flood in the backcountry at Philmont S ...

Reader Input: Water is costly and necessary

California’s severe water shortage is a failure of leadership. When Jerry Brown first became governor 40 years ago, California should have been planning and building faciliti ...

Reader Input: Show sensitivity to one and all

The birthday of America has just been celebrated with patriotic parades, musicals and fireworks displays. Macy’s in New York and Washington, D.C. had big programs with many ...

Reader Input: Thanks to all Fourth of July volunteers

Professional athletes, like Madison Bumgarner throwing a wicked knee-bending slider or U.S.A.’s Carli Lloyd’s hat-trick at the Women’s World Cup, sometimes make i ...

Reader Input: Auburn Dam could save lives

In regards to James Coe’s letter, “How a drought saved Sacramento” (Reader Input, July 7), he is correct in that it saved Downtown and South Sacramento, but it di ...

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 ...