Housing Bill Problem: It Looks Like One Size Fits All

By Thomas Elias As they consider Senate Bill 50, many who are aware of the latest attempt by San...

Opinion: Can Newsom Housing Campaign Succeed?

By Thomas Elias It turns out Gov. Gavin Newsom was deadly serious when he insisted as a candidate last...

Opinion: Will Asians Spur Big New Political Changes?

The same sort of panic that hit California’s Latinos after the 1994 passage of the anti-illegal immigrant Proposition 187 is now hitting many of...

Opinion – Brentwood Beat: Wendy-Sue Rosen and Her Lawsuits

Usually, those who oppose proposed projects say they are against a particular project because that project might bring more traffic into the area. So it...
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Green Lawns, Long Showers For All?

By Tom Elias   (One in an ongoing series of interviews with significant candidates for governor of California.) Travis Allen chortles as he boasts that “We took...
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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....

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...

Hot Flash: Useful Tips For Losing Weight

By Barbara Bishop Not Just Diet and Exercise. Diet and exercise. Exercise and diet. There’s got to be other things that can help me lose weight....

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...