Does Gov. Jerry Brown want to place an effective water bond on the November ballot?

ISIS poses a growing danger to America that President Obama’s limited operations probably won’t resolve.

Before Sacramento’s bid for MLS gets too far along, there needs to be some real talk about financing.

Who owns the water? That’s the essential issue in a controversial plan to pump 26,000 acre-feet of groundwater over two years and sell it to a water district that runs from western Merced County into San Joaquin County.

By opposing oversight, they are being short-sighted and allow themselves to be tarred by the worst actors in the troubled for-profit education industry.

If another ballot advisory vote measure doesn’t stall or get voted down first, the governor should veto it.

There’s a right way to be concerned about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa right now.

Sometimes, physics has more to do with business decisions than taxes

President Ronald Reagan, in office barely two months on March 30, 1981, stepped out of a doorway at the Washington Hilton Hotel after giving a luncheon speech. Waiting for him with a .22-caliber pistol was a mentally ill 24-year-old man named John W. Hinckley Jr.

As voter interest in the issue wanes, lawmakers kill anti-tobacco bills.

Upon their return this week, legislators will be doing something they relish, especially in an election year: Handing out goodies to big business in the form of tax breaks. Hollywood, Silicon Valley and the aerospace industry all stand to benefit.

Groundwater provides a critical buffer for farmers during drought and California’s $45 billion agriculture industry.

Brown signed agreements to work more closely with Mexico to develop and implement renewable technology and to reduce carbon emissions, but immigration may be the highlight.

Lawmakers need to rein in lucrative business of preying on the poor.

Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones finally confirms use of technology, but keeps details under wraps.

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.

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