California is the only state in the western United States that does not regulate groundwater at the state level. Worse, the state also is unique in the West with a wrongheaded, outdated 1951 law that makes well logs and drillers reports confidential information and not available to the public. That makes real groundwater management impossible.
Manipulation of loopholes allows public equity firms to unfairly avoid paying taxes and to nickel-and-dime their investors, which increasingly include public pension funds like CalPERS.
Ever so slowly, Sacramento County officials are preparing to enter the Internet age, to the benefit of the electorate. It can’t come soon enough.
Since county officials can’t get along, grand jury goes to extremes to recommend getting rid of a bunch of elected positions.
The Brandathon’s “In Season” concept misses the mark in capturing the identity of the six-county Sacramento region.
California Senate’s hiring practices are a little too clubby.
What if John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama were negotiating the Declaration of Independence?
Hot, dry days are never good for firefighters or for people who live in the foothills and mountains, or suburbia, for that matter. Mix in illegal fireworks, and fire could quickly spread out of control; it happens every year, especially around July Fourth. This year’s drought will only make matters worse.
The Assembly Education Committee made the right decision on a bill that allows schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors, and another that would gently apply the brakes on a badly done Proposition 227 repeal.
Finding balance in a new water bond will be difficult. No discussion involving water in California ever is easy.