California

Keep California libraries alive

Reading skills so poor they cannot complete a simple job application: That describes 23 percent of adult Californians (whose native language is English). Fortunately, our Californ ...

Measure D will be money well spent

For and against!I totally understand Donna McCloskey’s frustration in her letter to the Journal (“People getting taxed mightily,” Reader Input, April 10) regardin ...

People getting taxed mightily

Re: “Rural Auburn residents speak out against $150 fire fee, (Journal, April 4):I am so disgusted with both the local and state governments.Two weeks ago we received a questi ...

USA turning into Nazi Germany

Well, the last letter I wrote I said, “get rid of the jackass in Washington.” I hope it comes true in November. If it doesn’t, I guarantee you our country will be just like G ...

Californians show humanity

Dear Californians: One year ago on March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by one of the most powerful earthquakes in modern history. The earthquake and accompanying tsunami claimed thous ...

Our View: Where is the money going?

What would the 9,000-plus California public schools do with more than $64 billion if they could decide? Our guess: Fund current teacher salaries and hire new ones to keep class siz ...

Same-sex marriage OK

Re: “Do you think same-sex marriage should be legal?” (Call to readers, Feb.27), I think it’s a civil rights issue. Gays pay taxes, are regulated by the State of California t ...

Make English official language

The reason claimed for delay of eviction action — that information was not provided in Spanish — brings up an issue that is increasingly important (“Bell Garden plans in limb ...

California hardly friendly to business

California is not business-friendly because we are now a “FUTA credit reduction state.” Gary Vogt asked for specific examples (Reader Input, Jan. 19). There are many. Here come ...

Insurance finds ways to gouge

I have lived at my present address in South Auburn for 12 years and have a fully equipped fire station very close to me at the corner of Maidu and Auburn Folsom roads. In those 12 ...