Opinion

Sep 132014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 3, 2014 – No water metering   (RE: News-Ledger editorial “The meters should be running,” Aug. 27) Water meters, on the surface, sound like a great idea. Bill the people for the water they use. However, there are some huge problems with water meters, the main one being the finances [...]

Sep 032014
 

NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL — AUG 27, 2014 – In this time of drought, most West Sacramento residents have water meters that are going unused. It’s like this: Homes built since 1992 have come with water meters attached. Older homes didn’t. The City of West Sacramento is chipping away at this deficit by installing water meters neighborhood [...]

Jun 212014
 
Letters to the editor: change the 'Redskins' name; fund early childhood education

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER – June 18, 2014 Change the ‘Redskins’! During the NBA Finals, viewers saw a message sponsored in part by the Yocha Dehe Wintun tribe of Yolo County.  The commercial highlights a racial slur that has persisted as the name of a team mascot for over seventy years:  “Redskins.”  For many years, [...]

Jun 122014
 
High school graduation time: both over-rated and fondly recalled

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 4, 2014 – Another high school graduation week is upon us. Seventeen and eighteen-year old students all over the nation will be marching down their respective aisles, having endured weeks of practicing and hearing “Pomp and Circumstance” being played over and over again by young bands not always gentle on [...]

Apr 122014
 
Random pearls of wisdom on death -- a subject often avoided

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 2, 2014 – One of my tasks at the News-Ledger is to organize and edit the obituaries that come across my desk most weeks. It’s a job I always try to take seriously since an obituary is usually the last words that ever appear in print about a person. What [...]