Colorado and Washington state are confused by conflicting actions on recreational pot.

Neel Kashkari takes a Greyhound from Los Angeles to Fresno, with $40 in his pocket, and a backpack, and looks for a job.

California Public Utilities Commission snuggles up to PG&E, and PG&E loves it.

European governments are doing dangerous deals by paying off terrorists to free kidnapped citizens.

None of the acting governors this week can really do anything dramatic, unless, of course, they do.

NFL to fans – hitting your girlfriend is not as bad as smoking pot.

Our do-nothing Congress has a chance to get something vital accomplished before going on yet another vacation. At long last, a bipartisan deal emerged Monday to start fixing the scandalous health care system for veterans.

Amid the tragedy and fear of the wildfire in El Dorado and Amador counties, which has so far scorched about 4,000 acres and displaced more than 1,200 people, Californians of all ages and stripes demonstrated what’s right with this country. Needing no formal organization, neighbors reached out to neighbors, as we do time and time again in moments of crisis.

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.

The U.S. attorney’s office in San Francisco on Friday announced new charges against Sen. Leland Yee, accusing the San Francisco Democrat of racketeering for allegedly selling his vote on bills related to professional athletes’ ability to collect workers’ compensation payments, medical marijuana and whether to extend the California State Athletic Commission.

Recently, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., suggested that the California-style top-two primary can save the country, or at least its political system. He very well could be right.

A four-year analysis by scientists worldwide concluded for the first time that insecticides called neonicotinoids are “causing significant damage” to beneficial insects and are a “key factor in the decline of bees.”

Brown could do that by helping Americans see invisible line between Mexico and U.S. not as a liability, but as an amazing opportunity for economic growth and prosperity.

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.

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

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

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.

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