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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...

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...

Hot Flash: Makeup Tips for Women Over 40

By Barbara Bishop I remember my favorite Christmas gift I ever received as a child. It was from my favorite aunt. Aunt Karen. She was...

Hot Flash: Morning Habits I Need to Break

By Barbara Bishop Does this scenario sound familiar to you? My alarm rings. I’m still half asleep when I hit the snooze button. Please, 15...

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...