Opinion: Putting an end to the death penalty in California for 737 inmates on death row is a bad choice by Gavin Newsom. Instead, the governor should make his case to voters through a new ballot initiative.
Newly elected California Governor Gavin Newsom shocked city officials across the state when he sued Huntington Beach over its housing plan. They should not be surprised. He means to solve the housing crisis.
The State Water Resources Control Board proved back on Dec. 12 that it wasn’t listening to a single thing anyone from our region was saying. By voting to impose draconian and scientifically unjustifiable water restrictions on our region, four of the five board members tuned out dozens of scientists, water professionals and people who live near the rivers.
Our forests are dry and diseased and ready to burn. We must marshal all our resources – better logging practices, more defensible space, better rules on where to live – or more Californians will lose their lives.
The legislature passed a bill that ignores the contributions of hydropower and will cost our residents more than others. A gathering Thursday could pave the way for the tunnels which will hurt our chances to save our water.
Something has gone badly wrong at DMV, where wait times have increased dramatically. An audit would be a good start to find out why. The Joint Legislative Audit Committee should approve the request when it meets Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.