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Putting Money Over Lives

By Tom Elias   No one at last month’s meeting of the Board of Administrators of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) ever said money...

Top 4 System Could Revive State’s Republican

By Tom Elias             Imagine for a moment that California now had a top four primary election system instead of the top two it now uses....
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Statement by Senator Ben Allen on Federal Lawsuit Seeking to Overturn the Public...

California recently became the first state in the nation to put in place a law, authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica),...

Fire Risk Map For Utilities

By Tom Elias   It was a clear-cut case of too little and too late when the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) the other day issued...

Bonin on Homelessness

Councilmember Mike Bonin attended the March Brentwood Community Council (BCC) meeting to welcome new members of the board. Very quickly, the conversation turned to...

Don’t Bet On Single-Payer Arriving Soon

By Tom Elias   There is loud talk in the Legislature and anywhere California Democrats meet in large numbers about passing a single-payer health care plan...

Non-Citizens Will Start Voting Soon

By Tom Elias             President Trump has griped for years – without any proof – that undocumented immigrants vote in American elections regularly, often enough to...

California Legislature Gets Serious About Addressing Plastic Pollution: Bill Addresses Alarming Environmental and Public...

Assemblymember Richard Bloom introduced legislation that begins confronting the most pervasive, but least talked about, type of plastic pollution: plastic microfibers. Plastic microfibers shed...

Feinstein More Political, Firming Up Her Left

By Tom Elias             U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, long a personal friend and colleague of California’s longtime Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, pronounced himself confounded...

Will CA Produce Possible President?

By Tom Elias   From the time this year’s California political campaigns began taking shape last fall, they’ve had the potential to produce the state’s most...