Independent power producers shouldn’t have easy access.

Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s legislation would provide needed protection for sacred sites.

Without changes in law, incorporations and annexations are financially impossible.

But there’s no easy way for government or anyone else to change the trend.

The State Board of Education must close loopholes in new funding formula.

President Obama is alienated from fellow Democrats.

The Legislature shouldn’t favor old industries over businesses such as Uber at the expense of consumers.

Restoring them would be the mother of all nation-building.

Legislature should act for public safety and marketplace fairness.

Courses in cross-cultural studies could increase empathy for others.

Between 2002 and 2013, college textbook prices rose 82 percent – nearly three times the rate of inflation – a recent federal study found. California State University officials tell the Los Angeles Times that on average, students spend more than $1,000 annually on textbooks.

Governors and ex-governors, including presidential hopefuls, are in political hot water.

Police aren’t waging a war against the media in Ferguson.

The Bee’s editorial praising bipartisanship on the updated water bond (“A rare sighting of bipartisanship – on water no less,” Aug. 15) rightly saluted state Sen. Lois Wolk for her good work in trying to keep bond funds away from the ill-conceived Delta tunnels. But the piece got it wrong when it implied that the Delta tunnels issue was the only part of the bond that created concerns for Sierra Club and other environmental groups.

Proposal headed to November ballot offers benefits without helping tunnels.

The young black men rioting in Ferguson represent those whose situation is more desperate than 50 years ago.

Wars don’t enrich nations, but governments can gain politically.

Obama needs to intervene to approve California’s plan for licenses for undocumented immigrants.

Senator’s attempts to address African Americans are undermined by his history.

In a Capitol where contentious lobbying battles are de rigueur, the $14 billion hedge fund that goes by the name Pershing Square Capital Management has picked a most unusual fight.

There is a growing body of evidence on how trees significantly impact our health and well-being.

Lest one believe these separatist movements are old-world artifacts and rarified reactions to globalization, young and dynamic California is also on the independence bandwagon.

“Apparently, in America, in 2014, police can manhandle you, take you into custody, put you in cell and then open the door like it didn’t happen.”

California needs energy and there are limited options for getting it here.

Why do people get so up in arms about calling yourself Mexican-American?

Local political and business leaders must support performing arts groups as well as professional sports.

A West Coast branch of Smithsonian Institution would be much better than a soccer stadium.

Needy students will benefit academically and socially.

America needs to learn a lesson from Europe that too much austerity is bad for the economy.

A new doll shatters the plastic ceiling, but the marketing campaign seems so cynical.

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