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Brentwood Life: Beginning to Return to Normal

June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020

There is more and more local traffic these days, a sure sign things are opening up.   Traffic still hasn’t returned...

Virus Proving How Disastrous SB 50 Could Have Been

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

By Tom Elias, Brentwood News Columnist As Californians shelter at home, eagerly awaiting the eventual reopening of myriad businesses and...

Column: Newsom Loses Transparency, Unity It Brought

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

By Tom Elias, Brentwood News Columnist Californians have shown with great clarity during the coronavirus pandemic that if they’re convinced something needs...

Say Goodbye to SB 50, Hello to Wiener’s New SB 902

April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

By Tom Elias, Brentwood News Columnist Six weeks after Californians saw the legislative failure of SB 50, an attempt to...

Freeway Toll Lanes: The Bait-and-Switch Expands

February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

By Tom Elias, Brentwood News Columnist Diamond lanes for the rich. Lexus lanes. A classic bait-and-switch. Social engineering on a...

SB 50 Revival Sought, With Big Changes

January 21, 2020

January 21, 2020

By Tom Elias, Brentwood New Columnist Every time Scott Wiener amends his SB 50 plan to force much higher housing density on...

Contrary to ‘Experts,’ California Dream Far From Dead

January 14, 2020

January 14, 2020

It happens almost every winter: pundits from eastern news outlets make weeklong pilgrimages to California, interview top officials here and...

Newsom’s First Year: ‘Biggest Problem’ Unresolved

January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020

By Tom Elias, Brentwood News Columnist The utility company blackouts that accompanied the first severe blast of the fall fire...

Newsom Looking Scared During Fire Season

November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019

By Tom Elias, Brentwood News Columnist At times during this fall’s still simmering fire season, rookie Gov. Gavin Newsom looked...

Column: Anti-vaxxer’s Violence Shows Cause Is Morally Bankrupt

September 21, 2019

September 21, 2019

By Thomas Elias For years, anti-vaccination activists have demonstrated against laws compelling schoolchildren to be inoculated against diseases like polio,...