Beausoleil: First Parole Test for Newsom

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

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

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

Newsom: Income Equality State’s Biggest Problem

More than a year before he won election as California’s next governor, Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom did not hesitate for a moment when asked what’s...

Brown’s Mixed Legacy of Big Fixes, Some Corruption

About a month from today, a new governor will sit in the state Capitol’s “horseshoe” suite and face some problems that not even the...

Fire Insurance Crisis Almost Upon Us

Californians already know about the wildfire crisis that’s been afflicting this state for the last few years, highlighted by a rash of huge blazes...

If There Really Is a Blue Wave, Which Seats Go Dem?

Nowhere has talk of an impending “blue wave” sweeping Democrats into Congress and Republicans out been louder and more constant this fall than in...

OpEd: There Should be No Waiting Around by Sanchez:

OpEd: Once California’s primary election season ends in early June, most candidates go into a sort of statis for almost three months, until just before the traditional Labor Day start of the fall political season.

UC Anti-Semitism: Now It’s Up To Campus Chiefs:

When they finally acted after months of dithering about increasingly frequent acts of anti-Semitism on their campuses, there was little doubt the University of California’s Board of Regents at long last did the right thing.

Biggest Initiative Battle May Be Over Crime:

There will likely be fights this fall over taxes, marijuana, education, water and possibly campaign donations. But if Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to reduce prison populations even farther by easing parole standards reaches the ballot, the biggest battle might be over crime.

OpeEd: This Senate Race Just Got Better:

For many months, California’s ongoing race to replace retiring four-term U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer has bored most voters to the point they’ve virtually ignored it.