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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...

Opinion: Can Newsom Housing Campaign Succeed?

April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019

It turns out Gov. Gavin Newsom was deadly serious when he insisted as a candidate last year that California needs...

Beausoleil: First Parole Test for Newsom

February 10, 2019

February 10, 2019

Not many Californians under 60 can recall just who is the 71-year-old Bobby Beausoleil and what evils he did back...

We’ll Find Out if Prop. 13 is Still a Sacred Cow

February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019

It’s been almost 41 years since Proposition 13 passed in 1978, lowering property taxes for every home, apartment building, commercial...