California

Reader Input: Of pie, rye and a dearth of water

I don’t claim to be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but a few things have come to my attention. 1. The high-speed train, in my opinion, is a loser. I foresee an empty tra ...

Reader Input: Assisted suicide hardly compassionate

Last week a state Senate committee approved a bill that would make assisted suicide legal in California. Advocated by a group called “Compassion and Choices” (the renam ...

Reader Input: Death verdicts squander funds

District Attorney Scott Owens is squandering taxpayer money pursuing death verdicts while our libraries are closing for lack of funds. California has 751 men and women on death r ...

Reader Input: Not sold on drought cause

In science, “fact” can only mean “confirmed to such a degree that further disagreement is a waste of time.” Fact: From weed-whackers and chainsaws to gene ...

Reader Input: Aquifers being depleted by overuse

Once again, Mr. Rocky Warren misses the important point, (“Gov setting up for massive lawsuit,” Reader Input, March 26). Yes, the water well in his family’s yar ...

Agencies brace for fire season

Worry over the seemingly eminent fire threat this year is manifesting itself in the preparations being made at state and local fire stations. With the lack of rain and snow a cons ...

Reader Input: Give bed bugs the boot

“Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite” – we’ve all heard it but few realize they really exist and could be right next door. Sending this letter ...

Reader Input: No denying drought is real

On page 5 of the March 20 Gold Country Homes is an excellent article by Kristi Meyer regarding our water shortage (“Reports show we have one year supply of water left”) ...

Reader Input: Gov setting up for massive lawsuit

Over 50 years ago, I watched as a water well was drilled at my parents’ home. No one from California state was there or ever contributed one red cent to that resource. I&rsqu ...

Reader Input: What do those opposed think now?

Facing the worsening drought here in California, this born-and-bred Californian remembers back in junior high school, asking my teacher why we do not have salt-removal plants simil ...