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A little-noticed special election in a “purple” Los Angeles city council district that suffered enormous utility-linked environmental damage over the last few years carries a major negative portent for the “Green New Deal” pushed avidly by some significant Democratic presidential candidates.…

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The record of the 2019 legislative session –Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first –is still a work in progress, but his signature on Assembly Bill 392 this week makes it a success, no matter what else happens.

The City of Marysville will be considering sewer rate increases at their public hearing on September 17, 2019, at 6 p.m. The initial increases start at 33 percent for residential customers and between 41 percent and 93 percent for commercial customers, with a 3 percent annual increase for bo…

The Editorial Board of the Appeal-Democrat recently engaged in a bit of navel-gazing with its article about gun control arguments following the latest of America’s all-too-common mass shootings.

Desalination began to lose its urgency among Californians and their public officials two years ago, after the drought-busting winter of 2016-17, when heavy rain and snow ended dry conditions in most of the state.

Sponsors of a 2020 ballot measure to increase property taxes on factories, stores, warehouses, office buildings and other commercial real estate withdrew it this week and launched a revised version.

Thank you for your thoughtful inquiry in the August 7 Our View. You asked the question, “why someone would want to shoot a lot of people,” and you raise the question of how the shooters “feel about life.”  We believe the answer is the killers do not value human life, theirs or anyone else’s.…

When the state Legislature returns to Sacramento this month after its summer vacation recess, it will have just four weeks to do something meaningful about California’s single most important issue –a housing shortage that takes a heavy economic and psychological toll on many Californians and…

California boasts the strongest “lemon laws” in the country. Another law helps Californians make decisions about avoiding chemicals that could cause cancer or birth defects. A third law requires manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose ingredients.

I’ve been struck recently by news coverage of humans’ degradation of the planet. Two opposing themes keep appearing. One is the sense that, as individuals, there’s little we can do; the forces are too large. The other – and many Americans would agree with this -– is that as citizens of the p…

Let’s pretend for a moment. What if? Do you have a choice? How are patriotic freedom loving citizens looked at in the media? How are Judeau-Christian values treated in the media? How are we treated in court? When are we not called vicious names?

... So I shall stick by one thing in life that made me very proud: I was once a Boy Scout and the Scout Law is like the Magna Carta or the Ancient Knights. I shall not ever lie and how proud I am that I can say that I would rather be known as an honest, decent man, rather than the rich man in town.