Immigration should be cut

Over the past four years, the United States has allowed well over a million people to immigrate legally to the United States each year. With the current economic situation and hu ...

Fight for public health option

I have been a supporter of President Obama and I do not understand why he is not fighting for a single-payer or strong public option . He seems to not have the strength of his conv ...

Let’s keep feds out of bodies

Re: Letter to Journal, Oct. 16, titled “U.S. health care must catch up” authored by Elaine Giamona. The author states that “Insurance companies have far too much control ove ...

A response to pit bull letters

I find it amusing that I have started a “pissing contest.” Everyone has an opinion and that is all it is, simply an opinion. I would appreciate the opportunity to address some ...

Dogs can be a deadly weapon

A gun is a deadly weapon. A pit bull is a deadly weapon with a mind of its own. Assault with a deadly weapon: Assault weapon to include animals deemed “attack prone.” Felony ...

Downtown work is an ‘inconvenience’

The Streetscape work is turning into a real mess. People are being fenced out and dirtied (by heavy equipment) along with all the traffic problems. Drivers are confused and so ar ...

She’s mother hen to injured wild songbirds

The first thing you hear entering Lola Elliget’s yard is the call of an old turkey that has made her yard his own. Unlike most of the birds in her care, “The Colonel” is a do ...

Beauty or the bucks?

Is the price to keep Tahoe blue too high? A $1.2-billion estimate for getting Lake Tahoe closer to its original blue is being met with little enthusiasm by Placer County governmen ...