Leonard Isenberg: To effectively take advantage of the new Latino population majority in the state, Villaraigosa needs to make himself the common point of reference for this constituency.
Joe Mathews: Generations of excessive frugality and underinvestment have created various forms of scarcity in public services.
Janet Phelan: Assisted suicide is considered to produce a “slippery slope” towards outright euthanizing of those afflicted with illness or disabilities.
Robert Reich: California’s property taxes are already much lower than the national average. So even if corporations pay their full share, they’re still getting a great deal.
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.
Rosemary Jenkins: On January 6th, ground was broken in Fresno to begin construction on this HSR project whose purpose is to create transportation that is faster, uses cleaner and more efficient energy, will transport passengers from northern to southern California at a fee that would dwarf that of flying.
Joe Mathews: But with immigration flatlining and the climate drying up, it may soon be.
ack in the late 1970s, my husband and I had recently married and purchased our first (and only) home. It was at that time that Howard Jarvis introduced a California statewide initiative (which was voted on and eventually became a State Constitutional Amendment). Its goal, among other things, was to limit the amount of property […]
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Joe Mathews: Another state budget, accompanied by an eight-month-long controversy over the University of California, demonstrated once again that we Californians don’t have a clue about what our public universities mean to the state.
Joe Mathews: There are plenty of guilty parties during this dry spell—even the cows are mooches.
Joe Mathews: Even this jaded journalist was shaken by the cynicism in Hollywood’s latest disaster movie.