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Will Coronavirus Affect Trump, Newsom Fortunes?

September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist Attention spans were already short 42 years ago and they have become far shorter since, especially...

Moved up Census: Time for Californians to Act

September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist  California polls now show President Trump trails Democrat Joseph Biden in the upcoming presidential election by...

Worst Housing Bills Fail; Solution via Market Forces Now Possible

September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist Evidence keeps mounting that California’s longtime housing shortage can be solved by market forces set loose...

Harris VEEP Nod Could End Rule of Bay Area Clique

August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist For almost 30 years, a small clique of politicians from the San Francisco Bay area has...

A Sure Loser Heads to the November Ballot

August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist Heedless of informed advice about conditions in California, labor unions behind the Split Roll ballot initiative...

Brentwood Beat: A Time of Transition

August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020

Stating the obvious, life in Brentwood these days is not what it used to be, thanks to COVID-19. Some things...

Zoom Boom in the Classroom — the Lowdown on ‘Distance Learning

August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020

By Simone O. Elias (Editors: Following is a guest column written by Simone Elias, 10-year-old granddaughter of columnist Thomas Elias....

Has Coronavirus Killed the Mass Transit Boom?

August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020

For most of the last 30 years, California saw a mass transit boom stretching from San Diego to Los Angeles...

Evidence Mounting of Market Solution to Housing

August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist New evidence arrives almost every day backing the concept of a market-based solution to California’s housing shortage,...

Nursing Home Visitors: Improvement, but Not Much

August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020

By Tom Elias, Brentwood News Columnist The good news in California nursing homes this summer is that some are allowing...