Sacramento’s finance director is best positioned to keep the pension system sustainable.

Some legislation would be better off dead.

Yet nearly 7 million California workers, many of them on the bottom economic rungs, don’t have access to it. Assembly Bill 1522 by Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, would fix that.

Fast-food chain’s purchase of Tim Hortons and move to Canada make the case for closing corporate tax loopholes.

The mayor and police chief know the department must reflect the community.

Former Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh observed that legislators inexplicably considered themselves invisible. They’re not.

Earthquakes are an inescapable fact of California life. So are calls for vigilance once the shaking stops.

Bills to create a system for managing groundwater are being undermined before they come up for final votes as early as today in the Senate and Assembly. The legislation would establish a framework to assess, manage and protect groundwater through local agencies.

Earthquakes are an inescapable fact of California life. So are calls for vigilance once the shaking stops. People cleaned up bricks and wine barrels that tumbled down in the south Napa earthquake on Sunday morning, and again recognized that the big one can strike at any minute. Many of us vowed to make preparations, again.

Attorney General Kamala Harris almost certainly will lead California’s Department of Justice for the next four years, appropriately so. The weakened California Republican Party failed to recruit a candidate to seriously challenge Harris’ re-election to the most important statewide office that is not governor or Supreme Court justice.

Sacramento has a bicycle master plan, but while it is slowly being updated, more cyclists must choose disconnected bike routes or sidewalks.

When it comes to civilians dying at the hands of police, what information does exist is spotty and of dubious accuracy.

If the terrorist group is such a big threat to America, the president must do more to confront it.

Celebrities, wannabee celebrities and regular people are dumping buckets of ice water over their heads to raise money for ALS research. As national crazes go, this one has a noble side.

Gov. Jerry Brown is left with few good options to restore what he called ‘sweeping pension reform.’

Doctors and reporters are risking their lives to heal Ebola victims and tell the story of the Middle East.

The accumulation of military garb puts a greater distance between the police and the community – and makes everyone less safe.

He served his community well during a long public career.

Cities across California are going to have to pay up for needed fixes.

The waning days of the legislative session are the scariest time of all – when dead legislation rises from the grave and good bills are mutilated into monstrosities.

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