Sinclair Broadcasting, which makes affiliates air conservative propaganda, owns 200 TV stations, including many in the Central Valley and Northern California. And Fox News’ Sean Hannity tells President Donald Trump what to tweet.
AB 3232 would require new California buildings to be zero-emission. But swapping gas furnaces and appliances for electric is costly, and natural gas in residential and commercial buildings accounts for only 7 percent of greenhouse gas emissions here.
Los Angeles actress Meghan Markle marries England’s Prince Harry on May 19, 2018, but Hollywood has long loved the United Kingdom, with films about the Windsors from ‘The King’s Speech’ to ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Queen.’
Climate scientists see a 1-in-20 risk of catastrophe from wildfire, flood, mudslide, heat waves and disease. They advise all-electric power from solar, wind and renewable biofuels; cutting methane emissions; and removing carbon dioxide pollution in the air.
MWD’s decision to fund the Delta tunnels advances an important piece of the state’s water future. But Jerry Brown’s water action plan, conservation, groundwater law, Proposition 1 and other bond measures are framing a comprehensive approach.
The California Water Commission shouldn’t let itself be rushed in allocating $2.7 billion in Proposition 1 bond money for water storage improvements. Applicants from Sacramento Regional San to the proposed Sites Reservoir project deserve time to make their case.
Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby outed a CIA agent to punish her husband for failing to lie for George W. Bush’s and Dick Cheney’s administration. Trump’s pardon, to protect himself from the Mueller investigation, is an outrage.
As President Donald Trump cracks down on immigrants and the sanctuary state of California defies him, farmers and restaurant owners are losing workers, and the undocumented are being deported and separated from their families.
California legalized recreational marijuana in 2018, but that hasn’t ended risks posed by impaired drivers. DUIs involving THC have nearly doubled in the past decade, and 34 percent of U.S. teens in a 2013 study said it is safe to use cannabis and drive.
President Donald Trump on Friday, April 13, 2018, orders the bombing of Syria in retaliation for a suspected sarin and chlorine gas attack near Damascus. But he also bars Syrian refugees and other Muslims, ignores other ongoing slaughter and sells arms to the Saudis.
Blaming global warming, PG&E is lobbying California legislators to shield the utility and its shareholders from liability for the 2017 wine country fires. But climate change didn’t keep PG&E from investing in equipment maintenance and safety.
NIMBYism, environmental constraints, CEQA and other obstacles make it hard for California to develop cities and add affordable housing. But the Railyard Project in downtown Truckee has worked, even without redevelopment.
Facing Congress on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made two serious admissions: that Silicon Valley has a left-leaning political bias and that Facebook, unlike, say, AT&T, is “responsible for the content” people post on its platform.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, that artificial intelligence may soon help detect hate speech. Republican senators John Thune and Ben Sasse questioned the definition, and could impinge on First Amendment rights.
California needs a statewide economic development plan to spread jobs beyond the Bay Area and Southern California, and to counter claims that the state is bad for business. Assembly Bill 2596 by Ken Cooley and Kevin Kiley would broaden the brand.
California lawmakers mandated an elk management plan in 2003 for Roosevelt, Rocky Mountain and tule elk, but the Department of Fish and Wildlife took 15 years to deliver, and consulted hunters but hardly any scientists.
Under pressure, public high schools have used credit recovery courses, teacher pressure and other tricks to inflate graduation statistics. State officials and the University of California should crack down so we know progress is real.
Martin Luther King was assassinated 50 years ago on April 4, 1968. He would be 89 had he lived to see 2018, a year in which 22 percent of black Americans live in poverty and African American men are nine times likelier than others to be shot by police.
Redevelopment started as a way end urban blight in California, but cities and counties abused it for decades before Gov. Jerry Brown and the courts ended it in 2011. Now, amid a shortage of affordable housing, AB 3037 would bring it back.