YOUR TAX BILL - Let’s start with the premise that taxation is largely arbitrary.
UNHOUSED - In California, homelessness is a long-running crisis. And it is a human tragedy for an estimated 160,000 unhoused people.
GUEST COMMENTARY - The constitutional right to abortion in the United States is no more.
CA BUDGET - The 2022-23 fiscal year will begin in less than a week and Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders are still negotiating — or arguing — over how to divvy up a nearly $100 billion projected budget surplus.
RAIL TRANSPO - Can Californians find their way to San Jose?
CAL MATTERS - California is the land of dreams and extremes and nowhere is that more evident than in the state’s very low rate of homeownership.
CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS - Our schools play a crucial role in influencing our children’s health and learning.
THE DOCTOR IS IN - It works all too well in the once-Golden State, and much of Blue State America, that if someone disagrees with you then they're "right wing" and obviously a Nazi, Confederate, racist, bigoted, intolerant, and otherwise horrible human being.
HOUSING POLITICS - With election season upon us, journalists and voters should take another look at our special report about how the California Apartment Association and Big Real Estate deliver campaign contributions to politicians in every level of government in California. Without question, it’s a must-read.
HEALTH AND PATIENT SAFETY - Some devoted patient safety activists worked alongside Consumer Watchdog and Consumer Attorneys of California for decades to get the antiquated Medical Injury Compensation Act (MICRA) cap increased.
WATER CRISIS - For 35 days between March and April of this year, Dante Woolfolk went without any running water in his house in Brooktrails, a small town nestled amid the leafy canopies of Mendocino County in Northern California.
STATE ECONOMY - Nowhere is better suited for flights of fancy than California, a place of miraculous growth and remarkable innovation.
REGIONAL HOUSING NEEDS ASSESSMENT - Data shows that California’s RHNA rules are just impossible without complete urban transformation.
GUN VIOLENCE – “California leads this national conversation. When California moves, other states move in the same direction.” -- Gov. Newsom
DOWNSIZING SF TO LA - “Stop where you are,” declared the short, mustachioed, dandily dressed detective, in a European accent, as he entered the Assembly chamber.
CA LEGISLATION - California lawmakers won’t be creating a state Election Day holiday this year.
CA NOVEMBER BALLOT - Earlier this year, it seemed possible that California voters would face the bewildering civic task of choosing which of four competing measures to legalize sports wagering would prevail — if any.
CLEAN ENERGY - Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Air Resources Board publicly boasted last week about making great strides toward eliminating fossil fuels and their greenhouse gases.