Joe Mathews: Oceanside is exactly what Hollywood is looking for in California these days—and not just because a gangsters-by-the-sea story makes it so easy to mix TV’s favorite forms of titillation: attractive people wearing swimsuits and shooting guns.
Joe Mathews: The Banc of California bets big on the state’s small businesses and local communities.
Joe Mathews: When it comes to respecting Golden State institutions, the Windy City keeps blowing it. Chicago California Connection
Mary Fischer: California’s Assembly District 43 race is the latest battleground that pits a popular, homegrown candidate against the interests of wealthy, out of district corporate donors intent on controlling the direction of public education throughout the state.
Marcy Winograd: Stay tuned for an epic political battle uniting progressive Jews with their Muslim and Christian brothers and sisters—organizing together to say “not in our name” as Bloom and the Israel lobby lean on lawmakers fearful of being branded anti-Semitic. Anti-Free Speech Bill
Melissa Goodman: One step forward would be for California to add full job protection for people who work at small companies with 50 or fewer employees.
Ana Beatriz Cholo: In a handful of districts, some Democrats are teaming up with the Chamber of Commerce and the Republican Party to get elected.
Dan Bacher: It is clear that Jerry Brown’s California Water Fix to build the Delta Tunnels is broken and in chaos as the economic, scientific and financial justifications for the project to build two giant tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta become increasingly untenable.
Joe Mathews: The Golden State, Not the U.S., Is the Worthiest Successor to Britain’s Global Supremacy.
Rosemary Jenkins: Secure retirement, green jobs, job creation, and chronic homelessness top list of topics.
Joe Mathews: Why Gov. Jerry Brown is practicing ‘enlightened doomsaying’ to save the state—and the world.
Joseph Palermo: They believe their anti-labor gambit will be more successful in 2018 after their ideological soul mates on the U.S. Supreme Court hobble public sector labor unions when they rule against labor in Friederichs v. California Teachers Association.
Joe Mathews: Silicon Valley, Martin Luther King Jr., and Milton Friedman make strange bedfellows, yet each has championed a guaranteed minimum income for all.