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Reader Input: No denying drought is real
Friday Mar 27 2015
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
Thursday Mar 26 2015
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?
Wednesday Mar 18 2015
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 ...
Another View: Vaccination boosts community health
Friday Feb 27 2015
In 2014, for the first time in over a decade, California saw a decrease in the number of personal belief exemption forms filed. That can in large part be attributed to last year& ...
Another View: Governing California through changes in the climate
Tuesday Feb 17 2015
California, the seventh largest economy in the world, has led other world powers through economic instability and innovation booms, and now faces an historic challenge governing in ...
Wildlife seek refuge, often leading to human encounters
Thursday Feb 12 2015
Some are animal rescue groups are bracing for what is shaping up to be a busy spring and summer in light of current California conditions. The signs of increased animal activity a ...
Gas prices see start of upward climb
Tuesday Feb 10 2015
The gas prices that seemed to be too good to be true earlier this year have started to work their way back up toward some more familiar numbers. At the start of 2015, most of Cali ...
Reader Input: ‘Illegal aliens’ receive what?
Friday Feb 06 2015
Once again, a writer (Donna McCloskey) has voiced some badly misinformed concerns (“These are a few of my fave laws,” Reader Input, Feb. 5). She incorrectly suggest ...
Warm weather confusing to crops
Tuesday Feb 03 2015
A little warm weather is all it takes to trick plants into an early bloom. The spring-like weather of late – sans rain – is doing just that and leaving growers wonderin ...
Reader Input: Lowered gas prices a big plus
Friday Jan 30 2015
I read with amusement the front-page article by Eyragon Eidam on “Gas prices low, but at what cost?” (Journal, Jan. 23). Glaringly absent was any reference to the mon ...
Snow levels: better than last year, still not enough
Sunday Jan 25 2015
At least two ski resorts near Sonora, California have already succumbed to staggeringly low snow totals this year and more are sure to follow unless things pick up. But the minisc ...
Gas prices low, but at what cost?
Friday Jan 23 2015
Motorists may be enjoying the low gas prices, but a sustained price drop at the pumps could wreak havoc on California’s struggling infrastructure. For the state’s alre ...
Reader Input: Gasoline taxes squandered
Thursday Jan 22 2015
Recently, the gasoline tax was increased another 10 cents in California. The gas tax is supposed to go for road building. It does not. Since the ’90s gas taxes have bee ...
Warm weather here to stay
Tuesday Jan 20 2015
Blankets of thick fog are just one of the recent indicators of unseasonably warming weather throughout California. As the low-laying layers of moisture eventually dissipate, they ...
Reader Input: Groundwater rules are right
Friday Jan 09 2015
How dare the state Legislature pass a law regulating the use of the state’s groundwater when Donna McCloskey has paid $30,000 for her well! (“In elections, choices matt ...
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