Residential high-rise towers need a full review.

The over-reliance on short-term chemical solutions often turns out to have unintended long-term costs.

Proposals from federal transportation officials are good, but need some work.

The Board of Equalization building has been plagued by a long list of problems, including plummeting sheets of glass and bats in the belfry.

It will pick public art at new downtown arena and is launching a long-range cultural plan.

Jerry Brown shapes the California Supreme Court with the nomination of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar.

Death penalty opponents might be heartened by a federal judge’s decision declaring California’s capital punishment unconstitutional. But the decision by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney last week is less a victory for abolitionists than it is a condemnation of California officials’ mishandling of capital punishment.

In an op-ed piece in the New York Times today, Sen. Charles Schumer suggests that California-style top-two primary can save the country, or at least its political system. He very well could be right.

Assemblyman John A. Pérez deserves a thank-you from Californians for having the good sense to call off a recount Friday of the votes cast for state controller in the June primary. If it had gone on much longer, the spectacle could have had an impact on the outcome of the November election for controller.

The size of the water bond might be relatively easy to settle. Perhaps more complicated would be how to spend whatever money is earmarked to aid the Delta ecosystem.

California might no longer be suitable for the brown bear; it’s just not the same state as it was 100 years ago.

Six weeks after Obama called it a humanitarian crisis, the federal government still has no coordinated response.

No matter how talented a public official may be, building in a reward for getting fired is a troubling trend.

The loss of so many lives should prompt tougher action against Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

Perhaps averting another standoff with Democrats, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives took a small step earlier this week by allocating an additional $10 billion to continue to paying for freeway projects nationwide.

New rules make overwatering a crime – for everyone but the agriculture industry. That’s not fair.

Proposition 49 is a cynical measure that will clutter the November ballot.

Presidential rivals agree to abide by result of an internationally supervised audit.

She now plans to recuse herself on Mather Field votes, but Fair Political Practices Commission should look at her past votes.

Citigroup pays a $7 billion settlement and its stock rises, of course.

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