Opinion

Gay teen fearful about coming out

Dear Straight Talk: I like your “Am I Gay or Straight?” test (Jun 2). I’m gay and there has never been any confusion; I’ve liked boys starting before pube ...

Media Life: KCRA recognized for coverage in sheriff’s deputy slayings

KCRA 3 has been honored with a national award for its coverage of the October shootings of two peace officers that started with a death in Sacramento and ended with the loss of Pla ...

Reader Input: Shelter makes a world of difference

I have been staying at the shelter in Auburn. I had a broken hip for four years and have been homeless since it was broke. I just had my hip replaced last August. I just starte ...

Reader Input: Strange to call city the bad guy

I find it trying to read the letters regarding Costco and who is to blame. As a retired city planner, having worked for a city, county and regional government, I find it amusing ...

Reader Input: Try for a real relationship

I was both amused and saddened by Kevin McNaughton’s letter to the Journal on June 19 (“Reader’s God is not perfect.”) (I was) amused by some of the des ...

Another View: Be thankful that law enforcement is there for us

Why do we as a society try to dehumanize law enforcement? I mean,  every time there is a shooting, or some tragic event happens, the first people we want to blame are cops. Th ...

Another View: How about if we deemed every Tuesday a cellphone-free day?

I finally caved in and made the big move: I accepted a smartphone into my life — and now I’m wondering, “What must I have been thinking?” I’ve been ...

Reader Input: Letter regurgitates climate falsehoods

In the letter, “The Earth goes through cycles,” (Reader Input, June 19), the author uses the same tired, inaccurate, incorrect arguments to claim the climate change we ...

Reader Input: Big fires harbor big mysteries

I am glad to see that Cal Fire has stopped issuing burn permits. Too bad they didn’t have the foresight not to issue one to themselves before their controlled burn got out-of ...