Michael Hertz: Most American doctors (the ENT doctor was an exception) are too busy except to give “shoot from the hip” diagnoses and they really won’t look at anything produced for the patient by other doctors. They don’t have time.
Joe Mathews: Lacking ambitious goals, the state seems content to drift, waste money, and keep doing the same old things.
Carole Bartolotto: What I don’t see people talking about is the potential for an increased risk of valley fever during construction of the rail line.
Mario Solis-Marich: News of the late night firing of a top Democratic staffer does not only have political watchers scratching their heads but, unfortunately for Assemblywoman Patty Lopez, it has them scratching below the surface as well.
Joe Mathews: A state once famous for offering escape and lucky breaks is now just a place where people aspire to stick around and settle in.
Randy Shaw: After doing what many thought impossible in winning election to the Attorney General as a woman of color, her statewide political strength is clear. Harris either decides to become the state’s next governor, or wins Boxer’s seat hands down.
Jessica Lux: John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance” played as members of Occupy Venice Beach posed with onlookers interested in their other 20-foot-tall float, showing the Constitution of the United States being shredded by a corporate sponsored paper-shredder.
Joe Mathews: If you want to be a California saint, prolific winning—a philosophy even Charlie Sheen could understand—can mask your sins.
Joe Mathews: The state’s greatest public event delivers every year–which is more than you can say for Sacramento.
Walter Brasch: A newspaper clipping revealed that Congress approved $90 billion over the next decade to assist farmers whose crops didn’t yield previous production quotas. It was a sleight-of-hand change from a program that gave farmers subsidies not to grow certain crops.
Joe Mathews: While some parts of Southern California—sections of the Inland Empire and Los Angeles—have lagged in health coverage enrollment, San Diego nearly tripled projections.
Scot Nakagawa: American history revolves around the story of the exploitation and exclusion of Black people. We live in denial of this reality at our own great peril.
Joe Mathews: Its flights are more expensive and less reliable. Is travel across this big state destined to be miserable?