Editorials

Editorials

Is Trump building a blueprint for mass deportation?

President Trump’s executive orders and enforcement memos issued by the Department of Homeland Security dramatically expand the groups at risk of deportation. If Congress appropriates the money, there will be 10,000 more Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents and 5,000 more at Customs and Border Protection. This looks like the “deportation force” the White House insists it won’t create.

Editorials

Why Gary May is a promising pick to lead UC Davis

Gary May is the dean of Georgia Tech’s highly rated engineering school, which graduates more engineers than any other in America. May is a national leader for increasing the numbers of African Americans and Latinos in science and technology fields – so crucial in our diverse state. May also has the chance to strengthen the ties between UC Davis and Sacramento.

Editorials

Democrats should find room in the car for Republicans

In this state so dominated by Democrats, a freshman Republican from Bakersfield might seem easy to ignore. But Assemblyman Vince Fong’s pedigree includes having worked for a decade for U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, also of Bakersfield. And in Republican-controlled Washington, McCarthy will have a say over federal money earmarked for roads and other infrastructure.

Editorials

How hiring spike chipped away at pension reform

Triple the usual number of local and state workers started the last week of 2012, just before a less generous pension formula kicked in. The hiring at one agency is already under investigation. Other agencies ought to also review the hiring spike to make sure all personnel policies were followed.

Editorials

As Oroville Dam threatens, people of goodwill step up

Today, people living downstream from Oroville Dam are in need of shelter. But the Department of Water Resources estimates in a 2013 report that one in five of us lives in areas threatened by floods, and that there are more than 1,500 dams and reservoirs. No one should believe that Oroville Dam, so fundamental to California’s water delivery system, is the only one at risk.

Videos

Trump protesters pack big guns

Micah Naziri, right, and James Campbell, bring assault weapons to downtown Cleveland as part of a protest against Donald Trump.
Dan Morain The Sacramento Bee
Trump protesters pack big guns 1:11

Trump protesters pack big guns

Tax reform is 'profoundly difficult' in California, Gavin Newsom says 5:34

Tax reform is 'profoundly difficult' in California, Gavin Newsom says

Video: Gavin Newsom on financing marijuana dispensaries 2:42

Video: Gavin Newsom on financing marijuana dispensaries

'One thing we don't want is to make the mistakes' of Colorado, Oregon, Washington - Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on marijuana 5:13

'One thing we don't want is to make the mistakes' of Colorado, Oregon, Washington - Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on marijuana