Paul W. Comiskey

Reader Input: Prop. 47 not such a big step

The sky is not going to fall because voters passed Proposition 47. Misdemeanors may be “citable” but offenders can still receive up to a year in jail for a misdemeanor. ...

Reader Input: Pay supes a fair salary

I am voting to raise the wages of our county supervisors. Their present salary is niggardly, cheap, disgraceful and obscene considering the size and wealth of our county. It is a ...

Reader input: Homeless issue needs innovative approach

A recent story on National Public Radio told about the enormous increase of laws that make crimes out of actions that homeless people do every day to survive. Auburn apparently is ...

Reader Input: Justice planning group flawed

The best governmental decisions are made with openness, shared information, discussion, debate and diverse points of view. This lesson was learned by our forefathers centuries ago. ...

Reader Input: Synchronize 49 traffic lights

A gentleman recently wrote a letter to the Auburn Journal regarding the poor synchronization of the traffic lights on Highway 49, “A few steps would ease Auburn traffic,&rdqu ...

Reader Input: Get educated to homeless truths

The “Auburn police campaign against panhandling starts next week” article (Journal, Oct. 8) perpetrates two myths about the homeless. One is that they are all either al ...

Reader Input: Book builds compassion for homeless

Great story about Bob Litchfield’s book based on interviews of 110 homeless people in Auburn (“Book gives voice to Auburn’s homeless,” Journal, Sept. 11). ...

Reader Input: Cruise missiles wrong response

Our history is replete with reasons to go to war that later look very suspicious to historians. The 1848 war against Mexico was over alleged firing at U.S. troops by Mexican sold ...

Reader Input: Water machine has got to go

Mr. (Gunner) Peltier asked how the students should get water if they do not buy it out of the bottled water machine (“Old-time water fountains dirty,” Reader Input, Aug ...

Reader Input: This tap water drinker lives

Sorry, Gunner (Peltier) (“Old-time water fountains dirty,” Reader Input, Aug. 1), but Paul W. Comiskey is right (“Boycott bottled water machine,” Reader Inp ...

Reader Input: Old-time water fountains dirty

In reply to Paul W. Comiskey, Newcastle (“Boycott bottled water machine,” Reader Input, July 31): Are you saying we should go back to having virus and bacteria-ridden w ...

Reader Input: Boycott bottled water machine

The recent article about Placer High teaching the kids nutrition was impressing me until I saw the Dasani water machine in the photo (“Latest school nutrition standards old n ...

Reader Input: Death verdicts flush dollars away

The editorial reprinted from the San Jose Mercury News (“Night Stalker meets death but not penalty,” Other Views, June 14) showed the terrible damage to crime victim fa ...

Reader Input: Forgiveness brings peace

“I felt like I had a clamp on my chest for 15 years and somebody took it off and I could breathe for the first time in 15 years” (“Annual victim breakfast feat ...

Reader input: Give care switch a closer look

Richard Knecht flashed a startling statistic on the screen during his recent presentation to the Auburn Area Democratic Club : “Seventy percent of the people in prison come f ...