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.
Sandra Hernandez: Last month, county officials promised to spend $500,000 to establish a rapid response system that would provide emergency shelter to the estimated 400 individuals living along the riverbed. Yet as the storm passed there was no sign of any kind of coordinated government response.
Joe Mathews: From education to infrastructure, the Gold State dares to defy common sense.
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.
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.