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Author: <span class="vcard">Tom Elias</span>


Virus Proving How Disastrous SB 50 Could Have Been

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

As Californians shelter at home, eagerly awaiting the eventual reopening of myriad businesses and hoping for the quick rehire of...

Column: Newsom Loses Transparency, Unity It Brought

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

Californians have shown with great clarity during the coronavirus pandemic that if they’re convinced something needs to be done, they’ll...

Get Ready For Biggest Budget Crunch In 12 Years

March 29, 2020

March 29, 2020

As of the end of last year, California’s budgetary rainy day fund amounted to about $20 billion. That sounds like...

Rent Control Again: Is This Voted Needed?

February 10, 2020

February 10, 2020

It was a head-scratcher the other day when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation submitted more than 1 million voter signatures aiming...

SB 50 Revival Sought, With Big Changes

January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020

Every time Scott Wiener amends his SB 50 plan to force much higher housing density on virtually all parts of...

Return of Sb50: Good or Bad for Your Health?

December 29, 2019

December 29, 2019

The good news last year for many Californians who happen to live near light rail stations and heavily traveled bus...

Can Money, New Dwellings Stem Homelessness?

December 9, 2019

December 9, 2019

By Tom Elias Californians are about to find out whether money and new apartment-style dwellings can do much about the...

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...