THE DOCTOR IS IN - It works all too well in the once-Golden State, and much of Blue State America, that if someone disagrees with you then they're "right wing" and obviously a Nazi, Confederate, racist, bigoted, intolerant, and otherwise horrible human being.
HOUSING POLITICS - With election season upon us, journalists and voters should take another look at our special report about how the California Apartment Association and Big Real Estate deliver campaign contributions to politicians in every level of government in California. Without question, it’s a must-read.
HEALTH AND PATIENT SAFETY - Some devoted patient safety activists worked alongside Consumer Watchdog and Consumer Attorneys of California for decades to get the antiquated Medical Injury Compensation Act (MICRA) cap increased.
WATER CRISIS - For 35 days between March and April of this year, Dante Woolfolk went without any running water in his house in Brooktrails, a small town nestled amid the leafy canopies of Mendocino County in Northern California.
STATE ECONOMY - Nowhere is better suited for flights of fancy than California, a place of miraculous growth and remarkable innovation.
REGIONAL HOUSING NEEDS ASSESSMENT - Data shows that California’s RHNA rules are just impossible without complete urban transformation.
GUN VIOLENCE – “California leads this national conversation. When California moves, other states move in the same direction.” -- Gov. Newsom
DOWNSIZING SF TO LA - “Stop where you are,” declared the short, mustachioed, dandily dressed detective, in a European accent, as he entered the Assembly chamber.
CA LEGISLATION - California lawmakers won’t be creating a state Election Day holiday this year.
CA NOVEMBER BALLOT - Earlier this year, it seemed possible that California voters would face the bewildering civic task of choosing which of four competing measures to legalize sports wagering would prevail — if any.
CLEAN ENERGY - Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Air Resources Board publicly boasted last week about making great strides toward eliminating fossil fuels and their greenhouse gases.
REFORMING DEMOCRACY - California lawmakers and civic leaders are debating changes to our state’s direct democracy.
TESTING AB2223 - A Central Valley district attorney has vowed to refile a murder charge against a woman whose case drew national attention for its possible implications for abortion rights,
EDUCATION WATCH - Why should you need a high school degree to go to university in California?
VOTING RIGHTS - Earlier this year, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to conduct a pilot of an open-source voting system in November’s election.
WATER CRISIS - While Time may be infinite, the ongoing drought in California, and the entire American West, is showing us water may not be infinite.
GUEST COMMENTARY - For 11 years, Adela has labored in the vineyards of table and raisin grapes that surround Fowler, in California’s Central Valley.
HOMELESS CRISIS - The intersection of Howe Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard lies in one of the Sacramento area’s most affluent neighborhoods.