Police need to get tough enough for transparency

Police abuse cases have made body cameras the go-to reform in cities across the nation. But the law enforcement resistance in California to tough, uniform rules doesn’t bode well. And it distracts from other important issues, such as data security and privacy.


A novel Rx for rising health care costs

California’s health care system suffers from two big ailments. Overuse of emergency rooms and a shortage of primary care doctors have overworked scarce providers and increased costs. But state regulators are hoping a novel prescription – paramedics – will take some of the pressure off.


No time to breathe easy on air quality

The bad news is that California still has some of the unhealthiest air in the nation. The good news is that it’s better than it used to be, thanks to regulation. And the sobering news is that, to get it any cleaner, we’re all going to have to pay.

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