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?
George Merlis: President Obama’s reassuring embrace of a recovered ebola patient was the best way to say the virus can be beaten
Keith Griffith: It has the Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Napa Valley wineries. It has something else, according to the Census Bureau. It’s the poorest state in the world’s largest economy.
W.D. Ehrhart: We seem to remain, as a people, as gullible as ever, once again stampeded into winless war by leaders so besotted by the hammer of American military might that they persist in seeing every problem in the world as a nail.
Peter Laarman: Prominent area political leaders will headline a special event to be held at Holman United Methodist Church on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 25—just ten days before the Nov. 4 general election.
Michael T. Hertz: For those who want Ted Cruz: beware. He may not be eligible, and if he were elected the result would certainly create chaos for many months.