Opinion

Reader input: Ride single file for road safety

To bicyclists everywhere, would you please consider always riding single file on our narrow country roads?  When you ride side-by-side, if it’s safe to do so, I cross sl ...

Reader input: Happy with new insurance

For my wife and me, our old horrible insurance cost $6,600, but our new policy with income-based subsidy is $1,284 a year, with far lower out-of-pocket costs, and it includes our l ...

Reader input: No easy remedies for some local issues

Thanks to Supervisor Jim Holmes (Auburn Journal, Dec. 20), some of the myths about the Costco site have been dispelled.  Many of these issues came up when the Board of Supervi ...

Another View: You’re never quite as cool as you think

It was 1954 and I rode my bike over to Linda’s house. I was about 15.  My friend Mike was already there. He was riding his brother’s Cushman — a two-wheeled ...

Reader Input: Take a second to connect with another

During the month between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, many of us are challenged to find heartfelt ways or even innovative ways to offer sincere greetings to our families, ...

Reader Input: Finds conduct unbecoming

Re: “ARD unanimously OKs bike park location,” Journal, Dec. 20, online comments by (Auburn Recreation District board member) Scott Holbrook: Open letter to Scott Holb ...

Reader Input: Taking exception to writer’s tone

I wish to comment on points made by Les Polette, the rocket scientist, in his recent letter regarding the science of climate change (“Rocket scientist offers response,” ...

Another View: Little boy’s words carry message for the season

Last week, I was trying to decide what my column should be on such a special day. I have written a weekly column for a number of years, but never on Christmas Day. To be honest, ...

Reader Input: Tell truth about our money right now

We want to know about our money “NOW.” Today the United States faces a great financial  crisis. We have a deficit that is swelling larger  every second. Our ...

Reader Input: Responsibility lacking for pets

Regarding the proposed new animal shelter, the recent letters to the editor have expressed my feeling quite well. However, one aspect for consideration not mentioned: the persona ...

Reader Input: Has writer lived under socialism?

I am responding to Allen Cassidy’s letter blaming “the greedy economic system, called capitalism” for the neverending problems of the homeless (“Give homele ...

Reader Input: Greenhouse effect quantified

I was amused at the rocket scientist’s description of atmospheric heat transfer in the context of global warming (“Rocket scientist offers response,” Reader Input ...

Call to readers: Health insurance

Will you have health insurance come Jan. 1? Tell us why or why not. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include your ...