Joe Mathews: While our race- and ethnicity-obsessed media prefer to emphasize that Harris is black and South Asian, and that Sanchez is Latina, the heart of the difference between the candidates, and the two regions, is class.
Annette Bernhardt: The inequality debate often focuses on globalization and new technology, but we know that the decline of unions and the falling real value of the minimum wage have also played critical roles.
Leighton Woodhouse: Drought-stricken growers, deprived of surface water for irrigation, are pumping ancient aquifers at a rate that will eventually extinguish them forever, should the water shortage persist.
Joe Mathews: Instances of misconduct will just get worse if the statewide shortage in officers continues to grow.
Jack Lahey: We are moving back to the days of shantytowns and tenement buildings, but now it is more subtle, it’s moving into your uncle’s condo, two families sharing a bungalow or couch surfing.
Joe Mathews: Sure, the 5 and the 101 are efficient. But if you want to find beauty and danger on the roads of California, head east or west.
Joe Mathews: Don’t tell the Coast haters, but Riverside and San Bernardino Counties are driving California’s comeback.
Joe Mathews: Let’s transform the Golden State into a global destination for retirees in their golden years.
Joe Mathews: Thanks to Xi Jinping, Chinese millionaires have propped up the state’s sagging real estate market, universities, and companies.
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Joe Mathews: Anti-corruption laws actually make it harder for us to keep tabs on local elected officials.
Joe Mathews: Between severe drought and predictions of massive flooding, the forecast is bleak.
Joe Mathews: You could drop by the California Institution for Men in Chino—part of our state’s unconstitutionally overcrowded prison system—to wash prisoners’ feet, as you have done elsewhere.