ast week, Michelle King was appointed superintendent of L.A. Unified, California’s largest school district. But can we really trust her to lead the Los Angeles schools? After all, she’s from Los Angeles. Actually, that understates how suspiciously local King is. As a child, she attended L.A. Unified schools. Then she got degrees from UCLA and […]
Joe Mathews: Silicon Valley, Martin Luther King Jr., and Milton Friedman make strange bedfellows, yet each has championed a guaranteed minimum income for all.
Joe Mathews: From education to infrastructure, the Gold State dares to defy common sense.
Joe Mathews: Our state needs a hard and immediate U-turn, which starts with recognizing how the attacks connect California to the rest of the world.
Joe Mathews: As evidence mounts on the danger of the sport, why do we keep adding state playoff games?
Joe Mathews: The modern holiday was conceived and popularized under swaying palm trees.
Joe Mathews: Generations of excessive frugality and underinvestment have created various forms of scarcity in public services.
Joe Mathews: Our most powerful aspirations are no longer about growing the city or its global footprint, but about splitting it into pieces, shrinking it into smaller communities.
Joe Mathews: The recently ousted publisher sought to turn the paper into a political institution, which has long been an American tradition.
Joe Mathews: The only “problem” with these newborns is that the Golden State doesn’t have enough of them.
Joe Mathews: The Central Coast is growing heart-healthy fruits and vegetables. And having candidates and voters drinking lots of California wine is probably the only way today’s crazy American politics could begin to make sense.
Joe Mathews: The agricultural superstar’s high crime and poor health are dark indicators of what the Golden State could become.
Joe Mathews: From onscreen icons to tech stars, the state’s obsession With larger-than-life characters is a way to avoid inconvenient truths.