Ruth Smith

File this with warming scare

We are seeing a lot about mercury-contaminated fish and I wonder if we all are going to stop fishing and eating the great wonders of our seas and streams? Considering that mining h ...

Wal-Mart still not wanted

I appreciate Dr. Dean Hoffman’s letter to the editor (Sunday April 3, re: Wal-Mart). He told it like it is. What part of “no” do they not understand? That was the ringing c ...

Don’t be a slave to correctness

I appreciated Kathleen Parker’s editorial on the “N-word” (Another View, Jan. 11). I certainly agree with her. The N-word was what the blacks were called in those days and ...

Dog owners can use a few lessons

Re: “Pit bull mix hailed for rescue,” (Journal, March 30). I have a solution. Give the owner civil duties at the animal shelter for six months. While he performs his duties, ...

Ditch daylight saving time

I am sitting here at 8:12 p.m. and decided I can’t go to bed yet as my inner clock is telling me to wind down but the clock says it’s only 8:30 p.m. Why do we Californians ha ...

Beliefs are no one’s business

Who does Ruth Smith think she is telling Jackie McBride what to believe (Reader Input, Aug. 28)? If she wants to “commune with nature” or believe in “Mother Nature” it is ...

It’s father God, not just nature

New fees for the American River should raise any red-blooded American’s ire. It is our river, it belongs to us. As taxpayers and proud Americans we should shout down the politic ...

Lakers article told it so well

I want to commend AP writer Tom Withers for the excellent article, “Lakers wrap up title.” He commended (Kobe) Bryant for his excellence, but nevertheless, commented on the All ...