Mitsuye Endo’s choice to sacrifice her personal freedom in order to pursue her court case on behalf of all Japanese Americans interned at relocation camps during World War II demonstrates qualities worthy of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In a Legislature controlled by Democrats, where the American Civil Liberties Union and gay rights organizations have clout, religious colleges in the state had good cause to worry they were heading to a slaughter, and they set out to find representation. They had difficulty finding takers.
Sacramentans who have stepped up to help the Afghan refugee community in the wake of The Bee’s “No Safe Place” report detailing their struggles have another opportunity. Join a conversation Aug. 31 at the California Museum to become informed and search for solutions.
Regulations such as fuel-emission standards rather than the carbon market are helping California meet its climate targets. Those regulations are undermining the cap-and-trade market as they reduce the price of carbon by suppressing demand for the permits.
Senate Bill 654 would provide six weeks of job-protected parental leave for workers at companies with 20 or more employees. Current law provides 12 weeks of job-protected parental leave, but only for workers at companies with 50 or more employees. With these changes, the bill would affect just 6 percent of businesses in California, while extending job protection to 2.7 million workers.
The Republican presidential candidate does not meet the criteria for having a personality disorder, but he could be vulnerable to “narcissistic injury” – trauma to the ego caused by insult or rejection. Some can be baited with a tweet.
The Olympic Games in Rio were one of the latest signs that Vietnam has been trying to make a name for itself other than the small communist nation that fought the U.S. Vietnam hopes to show the global community that it has arrived.
It’s more than coincidence that with Proposition 62 on the November ballot, San Quentin’s death row is now open to the media. What better way to make an argument for the need for the death penalty than to introduce the press to the men whose crimes give people nightmares?
Dozens of trips to Yosemite over a lifetime create a flow of good memories – from Camp Curry tents to the Wawona Hotel, from Tuolumne Meadows to Vernal Falls, from the scent of pines to the sun on granite walls.
Levels of THC – the chemical that creates the high – in some pot now reach 20 to 30 percent, 15 times the potency of a few decades ago. The Netherlands and Uruguay, for instance, are readying proposals to cap THC levels of legal marijuana at 15 percent.
Smartphones provide access to online information, but they are limited for doing homework, taking courses or applying for jobs. The Legislature and internet service companies should partner to ensure that all eligible low-income Californians receive affordable broadband plans and computers.
In 1916, Congress created the National Park Service to ensure that our parks would be managed for national benefit. Since then, the Park Service has protected these lands for us, for our children and for generations to come. But, as we celebrate this centennial, Hetch Hetchy Valley remains underwater.
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 AmezcuaThe Sacramento Bee
Death row inmate Lawrence Bittaker said he's getting afraid of death
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
Josiah's hat hangs on a lamppost, asking that we remember him