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Gasoline Gouging 9.0: Same As Earlier Versions

October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019

For the ninth time in the last five years, gasoline prices spiked this fall in California, with per-gallon pump charges...

Desalination Loses More Urgency In Hyper-wet Winter

September 5, 2019

September 5, 2019

Desalination began to lose its urgency among Californians and their public officials two years ago, after the drought-busting winter of...

Big Housing Action Imminent Despite Past Votes

August 27, 2019

August 27, 2019

California voters have often made it clear they don’t much care for efforts by the state to interfere with free...

Tougher Vaccine Law Could Save Even More Lives and Brains

July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019

If there’s one California hero during this year of America’s most virulent measles outbreak in several decades, it is state...

Inventory Shows Housing Solution Won’t Be Easy Or Cheap

July 5, 2019

July 5, 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 27, 2019

June 27, 2019

"Trouble is, many millions of Californians have invested their life savings in single-family homes, which lose much of their value when high rises overlook their backyards, as Wiener’s bill would mandate," writes Tom Elias in his latest column on SB 50. Photo: LA Metro.

Will Housing Become A New North Vs. South Issue?

June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019

There is little doubt the “Beat LA” cry often heard when Southern California sports teams play in other parts of...

Should 17-Year-Olds Have the Right to Vote?

May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

No one protested back in the 1970s, when first Congress and then every state granted 18-year-old citizens the right to...

Bet On It: Californians Won’t Willingly Give Up Cars

May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

Since the early 1970s time of ex-Gov. Jerry Brown’s first term in office, California officials from the top down have...

Housing Bill Problem: It Looks Like One Size Fits All

April 28, 2019

April 28, 2019

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