California Forum

Jack Ohman

Our culture is imploding

What if we had John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon answering questions in a debate with the silly questioning of today? What if Jimmy Fallon, Sean Hannity, Mark Cuban, Omarosa Manigault asked the questions, and Howard Stern moderated?

Soapbox

School names convey our values

Some African American parents, students and alumni at Francis Scott Key Elementary and at George Washington High in San Francisco object to having a slaveholder as their schools’ namesakes.

Editorials

The many reasons to support Clinton, not just stop Trump

The Democratic nominee is ready to be commander in chief on Day One, offers real proposals to make America fairer and more prosperous, and promises the strong, steady and compassionate leadership we need. And millennials should take heed: Clinton’s policy positions are much closer than Libertarian Gary Johnson’s to those of Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Videos

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

Death row inmate Lawrence Bittaker, who in 1979 killed five teenage girls with accomplice Roy Norris, said he's getting afraid of death, and laments his "totally wasted life" during an interview in his cell.
Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
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

Obama: It's time for the U.S. and Cuba to leave the past behind 1:34

Obama: It's time for the U.S. and Cuba to leave the past behind

Josiah's hat hangs on a lamppost, asking that we remember him 2:42

Josiah's hat hangs on a lamppost, asking that we remember him