California Forum

California Forum

Good-governance measures would improve oversight, efficiency

There are more than 200 rule-making entities in the state which generate over 500 regulations every year. Many regulatory proposals receive much less attention than the legislative proposals. This is surprising because the impact that many of these regulations have on the business community sometimes exceeds that of the legislative proposals themselves.

Viewpoints

Showing Trump the exit with 2018 midterms … or before

With luck, and Cabinet-level courage not much in evidence, there’s a chance we won’t have to wait two long years before President Trump is removed from office. In anticipation of circumstances warranting a speedier presidential replacement, wiser minds added Section 4 to the 25th Amendment, which removes the president if a majority of the Cabinet and the vice president think it necessary.

Editorials

Why Tesla is in driver’s seat of electric car industry

Model 3 sedan is due out soon. If it’s a hit, it will solidify Tesla – and California – as a leader in what’s likely to be a fast-growing industry for electric cars. Last week, the company announced it will pause production at its plant in Fremont, Calif., to add capacity for building the new sedan.

Editorials

Uber motors back to San Francisco

Other states may welcome fully autonomous vehicles with minimal regulation or thought. And certain companies may prefer to operate unfettered by nettlesome regulations. But while innovation is important to California’s future, there must be standards.

Videos

Watch world's oldest pro bodybuilder

Jim Arrington, who turned 84 the next day, wons the 2016 IFBB Pro Masters, age 70 and up, in Pittsburgh, Penn. He is recognized as the world's oldest pro bodybuilder. Video by Debbie Arrington, The Sacramento Bee
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Watch world's oldest pro bodybuilder 1:59

Watch world's oldest pro bodybuilder

Faces of the homeless and a poem: a video essay 0:58

Faces of the homeless and a poem: a video essay

Death row inmate Lawrence Bittaker said he's getting afraid of death 1:56

Death row inmate Lawrence Bittaker said he's getting afraid of death

Watch artist Stephanie Taylor draw the fire alarm bell in Dutch Flat 0:33

Watch artist Stephanie Taylor draw the fire alarm bell in Dutch Flat