California Secession: A Serious Option for Many Right Now
Is it time for California to go? Probably not. But we do very much so need an open and ongoing statewide conversation, including major media and our elected leaders, about independence.
California’s Digital Divide: Plans Face Industry Roadblocks
The debate over broadband policy will likely continue as the State crafts a federally mandated five year broadband plan with topics such as how exactly federal grant funds will be spent.
Bass and Caruso, Mayoral Candidates: Cutting Through the Misperceptions
Whether it’s Bass or Caruso, the next mayor is destined to disappoint, because she or he will be a different sort of leader than who they promised to be.
California High-Speed Rail: Mystery, Murder and Deceit
Where’s Hercule Poirot when you need him? California High-Speed Rail, a California dream dreamt 14 years ago, is lifeless. Only Poirot can uncover the malefactors.
Long-Term Drinking Water Assistance Program - Is This California’s Year?
The federal water crisis assistance fund’s potentially “limited reach,” but state appropriation will ensure California’s undocumented can access the assistance.
L.A. County’s Project Internet: Bringing High-Speed Internet to Poor Communities
LA county’s project could falter if the political winds change and money is no longer available. County officials must secure sustainable funding that won’t dry up.
Access to the Internet and Bridging the Digital Gap
Coronado and his neighbors in Southeast Los Angeles could be among the first to see whether or not California’s digital experiment will improve internet service and lower prices.
State Controller: Productive Role for Republican Influence
Joe Mathews: Chen believes that, realistically, a Republican in California had the best chance to make a constructive impact in the controller’s role.
Democratic Politics Springs Into 2022: AD54 Turns 55
Sara Roos: The coincidence of global pandemic with the technology to enable productive social distancing, marks our diminishing capacity to impede hegemony – even while these maneuvers backfire in effect.
A Representative of the People? Or of Selfish Greed?
Joe Mathews: The next time you hear public officials talk about the need to save American democracy, ask them to start right here at home.
The End of Forbearance: What Does It Mean for California Homeowners?
Jessica Goodyear: One-third of those who applied for forbearance are Black or Latino, yet they make up less than one-fifth of mortgage borrowers.
Why Is Gavin Still Picking Up California's Trash?
Joe Mathews: In watching our governor’s constant cleanups, I was reminded of Jesus’s advice from Matthew 23:26: ‘Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and the platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.’