If he wins reelection, however, we hope he uses the office as more than a tax-funded campaign operation.

California appellate court justices don’t run in contested elections. They don’t hold news conferences or campaign. In fact, unless they’re deciding some hot issue – dinging State Controller John Chiang for docking legislators’ pay during a budget impasse in 2011, for instance, or unblocking bond sales for high-speed rail this summer – voters rarely hear their names.

California’s Republican statewide candidates are working hard to define the GOP as focused on providing practical solutions to the state’s lagging economy, high poverty rate and underperforming schools.

David Mas Masumoto envisions art defining the drought. Pictures of dried-up lake beds? Drawings of parched, snowless mountains? A poem about thirst?

California's health care battle is playing out in the race between Richard Pan and Roger Dickinson.

Control of Senate in Nov. 4 election is up in the air.

The Sacramento Bee has launched a project to review what we cover and why.

Sometimes, spanking is necessary.

Whether you support Kevin Johnson or not, it’s time for the city charter to be updated.

Tomato season officially starts in July in the Golden State, but now is the real high mark of the annual tomato-palooza.

Fulfilling a promise to Pvt. Donald J. Monti, Aug. 28, 1944. Mississippi.

I’m not saying Gary Hart exhibited good judgment, but it was none of my business.

By taking part in the People’s Climate March in New York, we have the chance to show our leaders that we will support them in taking bold action to address climate change.

There is no tooth fairy, Santa Claus does not exist, and money is not speech.

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: Sacramentowood

Individuals find a way to make a positive difference in the lives of working women.

Greece was and is on the front line of the power struggle between the West and an illiberal Near East.

Government coercion is wrong, even if the target is rich.

They will strengthen and balance the council no matter what happens with ‘strong mayor’ measure.

We must sit still for yet another attack on sitting.

Edict on abortion coverage in health plans threatens religious liberty.

Lawmakers don’t trust each other enough to work together.

Mexico’s former president has much to answer for, though he did some good things.

With Sacramento’s farm-to-fork celebration underway, I spent a recent morning sifting through various reports seeking interesting facts on the Sacramento Valley. From diminutive to truly stunning, there are many.

A parent’s experiences or past cultural practices don’t excuse violence against kids.

Money is needed to make sure Medi-Cal patients renew their coverage.

River Cats, Kings, Republic FC has a nice ring, not unlike Tinkers to Evers to Chance.

Devices that record police interactions have their opponents, but they can be a step toward civility.

Strong climate change measures could boost, not hurt, economic growth.

Obama needs Tehran’s help against Islamic State, but must also stop nuclear program.

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