John Sisson

Who benefits if PBS goes silent?

I have been a subscriber to affiliates of PBS (the Public Broadcasting Service) for 25 years and I, like tens of millions of others, am proud to think that a dollar or two of my ta ...

Public services do not fall from sky

I voted for Measure E, prepared to pay $40 a year for our continued safety. Amazingly, 60 percent of our district voted to keep the equivalent of a few visits to a coffee shop in t ...

Time to set you writers straight

A reply to several recent letters – To the individual who wanted a clean environment for his grandchildren – yes, we do need a clean environment but throwing away taxpa ...

Extremists for the right, rich

What a show we have in the Romney-Ryan ticket: Mr. Romney an ecclesiast in the religious cult of Mormonism; Mr. Ryan a devotee of the anti-religious cult of Ayn Rand. Mr. Romney, a ...

AB 2451 will bankrupt us

Assembly Speaker (John A.) Perez has authored a stealth bill, AB 2451, that will cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. At present, survivors of public safety workers who ...

Time to legislate online privacy

What many readers (“Facebook is public forum,” Reader Input, July 5) seem to have missed in the Facebook debate is that employers are not asking to look at candidates&r ...

"Paleo" mom doing right

In response to John Sisson’s “Reasons to doubt diet,” (Reader Input, June 14):The “Paleo diet” is far from a poorly controlled experiment. If anything ...

Reasons to doubt diet

Re: Paleo diets (Journal, June 13).Let’s see. The highlights of the Paleolithic age were: no home, no light, no heat, no transportation, no cold storage, no medical care, mas ...

The Paleo diet healthy indeed

The Journal’s commitment to publish unfiltered reader commentary is appreciated, but I feel compelled to comment on the irresponsible comments offered by John Sisson on June ...

Reasons to doubt diet

Re: Paleo diets (Journal, June 13).Let’s see. The highlights of the Paleolithic age were: no home, no light, no heat, no transportation, no cold storage, no medical care, mas ...

Stamp out futile distractions

There are gophers in my garden nibbling at the roots of my vegetables. When I tamp them down in one bed they pop up in another. So it is with birthers (?Locals ask Sheriff to inve ...

Await serious fallout of "Trollopgate"

If a dozen members of a Secret Service away team expects to cavort with whores in the Colombian capital and get away with it, it is obvious that their discovery is the tip of the i ...

Sac Kings a poor percentage

Let’s face it: the (Sacramento) Kings are a third-rate team playing a third-ranked sport in a third-tier market. Now three-thirds might make a whole, but what we have is a hole t ...

Mayor’s loss is our loss

Had Mayor (Bill) Kirby bought a few hundred thousand dollars worth of stock that had later lost half its value, he would be stuck with the loss (Journal, April 19). However, he has ...

Wal-Mart casts long, forlorn shadow

Messrs. (Terry) Andreucci and (Mike) Stevenson (Reader Input, April 1) can defy Wal-Mart by shopping their conscience, but Wal-Mart doesn’t care about outliers; it plays to the 8 ...