Brown and Newsom have been fierce and pointed critics of the Trump administration, particularly with regard to environmental protections. California doesn’t need any more firestorms, environmental or political.
Close to 9,000 firefighters are on the ground battling the Butte County Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire centered in Malibu. Californians should be profoundly grateful to them and other first responders.
Democrats who will retake control of the U.S. House in January must stretch their powers to keep President Donald Trump from going completely off the rails. Democrats at the California Capitol must not abuse their power, or freeze out Republicans.
Ventrua County authorities say former Marine Ian David Long killed 12 people at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday, November 11, 2018. At times like this, it’s a cold comfort that California the strictest gun control laws in the country.
A 2013 investigation by The Sacramento Bee uncovered how Nevada officials bused psychiatric patients to California and other states. Now, they plan to appeal a jury verdict over their disgraceful patient dumping.
On Nov. 6, 2018, there’s a good chance Proposition 10 will win over voters in Sacramento, where housing costs are climbing. That means landlords and developers will face a tough choice over preparing for a local rent control measure in 2020.
The chief psychiatrist of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says substandard care of inmates is being covered up. Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration tried to block the information from being released, but a costly fix could be the way.
Voters have more ways to make sure they’re getting reliable information before casting ballots for the Nov. 6, 2018 election. But homeless people in Sacramento are still being slighted. The county elections office needs to fix that.
More than the pipe bombs being sent to Democratic officials, including California’s Kamala Harris and Tom Steyer, the words of President Trump, how voters respond in the Nov. 6 election will determine if Trumpism remains unchecked or if there’s a blue wave.
The Sacramento City Council is debating new limits on tobacco retailers, including a ban on all sales of flavored tobacco. It must figure out how to protect the health of children while not forcing dozens of stores to go out of business.
The tax credit proposed by Sen. Kamala Harris would be a big boost to needy families in California, which is why it’s being sold as universal basic income. But it’s also good politics and would fix the unfair Republican tax cuts.
As a last resort during extreme fire danger, Pacific Gas & Electric is temporarily cutting off power to prevent its lines from sparking fires that turn into deadly infernos. The first test showed there’s clearly room for improvement, as well as some big questions.
Lisa Murawski, Leticia Garcia and Darrel Woo have been endorsed by the Sacramento Bee for the November school board election. The Sacramento City Unified School District candidates would help fix budget issues.
In the Natomas Unified School District election, the Sacramento Bee Editorial board endorses Lisa Kaplan and Jag Bains for school board seats and recommends that voters approve bond Measure L in November.
For the San Juan Unified School District election, Sacramento Bee endorses Myel Jenkins and Zima Creason for school board in the November vote. The political newcomers could handle a big demographic shift.
The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board endorses Mayor Christopher Cabaldon for West Sacramento, and Christopher Ledesma and Russ Liebig for City Council. Voters should also approve Measure N in the November vote.
The California Legislature has yet to change the law on when police officers can use deadly force against suspects. But Sacramento can act now. The City Council should OK policy recommendations to bring the Sacramento Police Department into compliance with AB 931.