Dan Tomich

I?ll take quality, thank you

The prevailing wage law was originally enacted to ensure the quality of work done on government projects. It was to protect us from sub-standard contractors that could underbid the ...

We must show compassion to our own

I’m 72 years old and I have a very good memory. When I was just a young boy I saw a startling photo in one of the magazines my dad was reading. It was taken in some Third World c ...

Scam targets grandparents

About two years ago Gus Thomson wrote a story about the “Grandson in car wreck in Canada” scam that was sweeping the country at the time. I wrote to him because we had nearly b ...

Why deny a living wage?

I’m writing in response to Barbara Jicha’s letter (Journal, July 14) regarding the prevailing wage and her contempt for those that have been protected by it. Her quote, “Non ...

Wal-Mart harms middle class

I think Mr. (Don) Stewart (Reader Input, April 7) has it just the opposite. I think Wal-Mart hates the unions. If Wal-Mart could break the unions, there’s no telling how low wag ...

Costco yes, Wal-Mart no

In regards to Mr. Steve Cavolt’s ad in the Journal Sunday, Aug. 22 and Victoria Connolly’s letter to the editor on Monday, Aug. 23 (my name is mentioned in Mr. Cavolt’s ad), ...

Check out-of-control growth

Still Disgusted Here I go doing something that I really don’t like to do. Responding by name to anyone who writes in their opinion. But here goes: In response to Dan Tomich who ...

Please don’t invoke: ‘Go back where you came from’

In regard to Mr. Paul T. McDaniel’s June 9 letter to the editor: “Disgusted with big box talk.” I was born in California and I’ve always lived in California, but for some ...

Let Auburn have a Costco

The only thing Dale Smith and I agree on is keeping Walmart, and their reputation for poor wages and lack of employee benefits, out of here (Journal, Feb. 11). I am completely i ...