Caltrans struggles with rust and trust

Finally, Caltrans officials seem to be taking the most basic step toward remedying one of the most troubling flaws on the $6.5 billion Bay Bridge: They’re acknowledging a problem exists.


Want more transit riders? Duh. Try soap, water

The graffiti should’ve been the first clue. Colorful obscenities scrawled on Regional Transit stops don’t exactly make for an inviting travel experience. Neither does the smell of urine, nor broken light bulbs that leave passengers waiting for a ride in the dark.


A choice in the face of death

Brown was right and humane to sign assisted death law

Choice will be a comfort in itself to those dying in pain

Potential delay due to possible referendum and passage in special session is unfortunate


Airstrike at hospital needs outside probe

Attack killed 22 at Doctors Without Borders’ hospital in northern Afghanistan

U.S. military was supporting Afghan forces, which still need help battling Taliban

American training programs in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere have produced little

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