William D. Bandes

Challenger will focus on record

(On Dec. 13) in Lincoln, I attended the campaign announcement of Jack Uppal, who has filed to challenge Tom McClintock for the 4th District Congressional seat. Uppal said that betw ...

She voted no for seniors’s aid

California seniors need to know that Assemblywoman Beth Gaines voted “no” on AB 138, “The Elder Economic Planning Act of 2011.” The bill did pass, allowing the California D ...

Gaines should have stayed put

Re: Article: “(Ted) Gaines must move if he wants to keep seat,” (Journal, Aug. 22). What if Gaines had been content to keep the Assembly seat instead of running for the Senate ...

Campanale offers balance

As reported in the paper, (Journal, April 20) Dennis Campanale did e-mail me a copy of his 4th Assembly District candidate statement prior to the deadline for filing. (It) may be ...

We’ll get what we pay for

Sorry, folks, but taxes are what holds the republic together, and provides the services that we need. The real “kooks” are those who have driven the tax base down so low that ...