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.
Lawrence Wittner: Workers in nuclear weapons program plants constitute only a fraction of Americans whose lives have been ravaged by preparations for nuclear war.
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.
Rosemary Jenkins: What is beautiful and amazing about this drug is that, in a recent clinical study, 100% of participants in the at-risk group have remained free of infection.
Janet Phelan: Americans are being drugged silly. Per capita, the US population consumes an astounding number of psychiatric medications: one in five Americans takes at least one psychiatric drug.
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.
Christian John Lillis: C. diff. is a bacterium first identified in 1978 that can infect, harm and, at its worst, shut down human intestines. Such infections kill more than 29,000 Americans every year, rivaling gun violence and traffic accidents in fatalities.
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.
Stephen Frantz: GLY and its formulations are responsible for a large variety of cancers and organ failures in humans and other animals.
Walter M. Brasch: Under the Doctrine of Doctivity, health care has evolved from care and compassion to the surgical sterility of a business model, where liquidity, maximizing profits, and return on investment become the fabric and glue of health care practices.