California

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 ...

Another View: Vaccination boosts community health

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 ...