California

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 ...

Reader Input: Groundwater rules are right

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 ...

Reader Input: In elections, choices matter

The State of California wants to “wish us a happy new year” by implementing 931 new laws, as if we don’t have enough stupid laws already. Two of my favorites (y ...