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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,...

Inventory Shows Housing Solution Won’t Be Easy Or Cheap

July 9, 2019

July 9, 2019

By Tom Elias Build 3.5 million new dwelling units by 2025 and California’s housing shortage will be solved, Gov. Gavin...

No To SB50 Not Enough: There Are Other Solutions

June 24, 2019

June 24, 2019

Tom Elias Listening to the pro-housing passion of Scott Wiener, the Democratic state senator from San Francisco sponsoring what was...

Will Housing Become A New North Vs. South Issue?

June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019

By Tom Elias There is little doubt the “Beat LA” cry often heard when Southern California sports teams play in...

Housing Bill Problem: It Looks Like One Size Fits All

April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

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

Opinion: Can Newsom Housing Campaign Succeed?

April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

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