Two seasoned California campaign strategists, one a Republican and one a Democrat, who advised a “no party prefence” candidate running for secretary of state, discuss the campaign.

More than 90 years after the last California grizzly bear was killed in the state, there’s an effort to return them to their ancestral homelands.

There is only one correct way to view the estimated 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have streamed through the United States-Mexico border over the past year and who are now crowding federal detention facilities: children fleeing desperate, dangerous places who need our help.

National studies indicate that Crisis Intervention Training programs have resulted in improvements in attitudes about mental illness among police officers.

Congress is taking baby steps to catch up with China and Russia, which are investing heavily in the information war.

Last Sunday’s Conversation about the discussion on the water bond asked the question: Given the drought, are you more or less supportive of a water bond, and how important is it that the bond include money for new reservoirs and Delta restoration?

We’re not conserving. Wildlife is suffering. But there are some encouraging signs amid the drought.

Cultural change comes slowly, but it can be fueled by frank conversation and shared understanding.

How could one person or, in this case two, stick straws in the ground, suck up an increasingly precious resource, and then sell it at fabulous profit to non-locals?

The question we posed to readers: What are the top three things the Legislature could do to attract more business to California?

The Toyota relocation of some employees is just an anecdote and does not paint a full picture of what is happening economically in California – thus, it is unlikely to point to a cure for what ails the Golden State.

The question we posed to readers: How is your health affected by where you live?

A look at Placer and Yuba counties sheds some light on how stark these differences can be and how difficult they will be to overcome.

Tejay van Garderen has a dubious responsibility to the sport of cycling that he’d rather not have. With a few other U.S. cyclists, he carries the burden of a sport seeking to restore its image.

The question we posed to readers: With high unemployment and millions of people struggling to get by, is the American public today willing to support the sort of nationwide works programs created during FDR’s administration?

As a Berkeley professor researched FDR’s New Deal projects, he realized how they were responsible for remaking much of the face of America.

Californians helped birth Elon Musk Inc., so why is he thinking about building his battery factory in states other than California?

Much of the middle class finds itself in an anxiety-inducing squeeze while the nation’s top 1 percent garner more and more of the income pie.

Factors other than health care – income, education, the environment and our own behavior – are much more likely to be connected to health outcomes and life expectancy.

We can begin to address this crisis of drought and dropping groundwater tables with planning, policy and sacrifice.

Last Sunday’s Conversation asked the question: What measures should cities like Sacramento take to encourage and incentivize urban farming?

Here in the “Farm to Fork” capital, everyone would like to see fewer vacant lots and more urban vegetable gardens.

To his way of thinking, legislation proposed by House Republicans and Senate Democrats violate the basic principles on which our water system is based.

After decades of denial and delay, city can learn some lessons from Los Angeles.

Last Sunday’s Conversation asked the question: Should law enforcement be more transparent with information regarding officer-involved shootings, such as autopsy reports, incidents of abuse of power and subsequent discipline?

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