Opinion

Ball a sad way to raise chamber funds

A horrible event is coming back to Downtown. The Black & White Ball is to take place in Downtown on Sept. 15. We don’t understand why this is happening. Three years ago we circul ...

Our View: Open citizens need open government

Taxpayers should be able to ask where their money goes and find the answer fairly quickly. Spending is one of the biggest issues with federal, state and local governments nationwid ...

Romney stoops to conquer

Mitt Romney has the best chance of defeating President Obama, so the reasoning goes. Here’s what you’ll get. For months every aspect of his outer demeanor and persona have been ...

Word of God the cornerstone

There are no contradictions regarding gay marriage, as Mr. (Jim) Beall, Sr. (Reader Input, March 13) so aptly puts it in stating what makes this country great is the First Amendmen ...

Know state’s Constitution

In this time when so much emphasis is being put on the United States Constitution, I thought that it would be well to write about our own California Constitution. I highlight just ...

Black & White a ‘non-event’

This is in response to the article a few days ago (Journal, March 15) announcing plans for a “scaled-down Black & White Ball.” According to the article: • attendance will be ...

Contraception policy persecutes many

The Obama administration recently issued one of the most appalling mandates in our country’s history, requiring all employers to provide contraceptive, abortifacient and vasectom ...

Call to Readers

What do you think of Gov. Jerry Brown’s pension reform plan?Your letters on this subject are wanted!Please share your thoughts via one of the addresses at lower right or onli ...

Call to readers

Do you think women will have more influence over the presidential election? Tell us why or why not. Your letters on this subject are wanted! Please share your thoughts via one of t ...

Knight Obama to the rescue

You know you are a weak and failed president when one of the highlights of your presidency will be saving a girl from some mean old talk show host. As if the country is well along ...