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When "Terrorism" Becomes Farce: How the DOJ Blew a Case, Ripped Off Taxpayers, and Violated National Security Policy

Roger Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Warner

The more information that has emerged in USA vs. Harrison U. Jack et. al., a preemptive arrest terrorism case in Sacramento, California, the more it looks as though the prosecution should be on trial instead of the defendants.

Jerry Brown's 1979 'Special List' Highlights Eclectic Relationships

Chase Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Chase Davis

When Jerry Brown was governor three decades ago, his staff was instructed to give special access to dozens of confidantes, political insiders and supporters, administrative records show.

10,000 Line Up To Save Homes From Foreclosure At Sacramento 'Save The Dream'

Sacramento Bee | Mark Glover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

An estimated 10,000 people were in line Friday morning when the Cal Expo Pavilion's doors opened on a five-day event aimed at helping distressed homeo...

Private Foundations Have A Place (And Have To Be Kept In Their Place)

Larry Ferlazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Larry Ferlazzo

In the education field (and I'm sure in other areas, too), I'd suggest that there are a sizable group of funders who go further, and who can be even more damaging to the long-term public good.

Meg Whitman's Big Fat Latino Problem

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

For a crowd that is fond of claiming that there are American citizens willing to work as nannies, grape pickers and meat packers, Whitman has shown how dependent our country is on immigrant labor.

PHOTOS: 5 Of 10 Most Expensive Places To Live Are In California

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This won't be a surprise to anyone who actually lives in California. The Golden State takes up five out of ten spots on the Most Expensive Places To L...

Meg Whitman's Tax Policy

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam


FCC Doesn't Need No Stinking Rules

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

The deejays in the case of Jennifer Strange clearly knew they were promoting a dangerous stunt -- they just did not bother to tell the contestants of the danger.

Teamsters Union Protests Coca Cola's Labor Practices, as Company Shutters Plants

Akito Yoshikane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Akito Yoshikane

Although they work for a company that popularized the slogan "Have a Coke and a smile," Coca-Cola workers are doing more frowning than ever these days.

Meg Whitman's Achilles' Heel?

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Whitman's CEO approach may ultimately be her Achilles' Heel if Brown is successful in convincing the electorate that governing experience is a benefit and not a liability.

Let's Cut the Death Penalty and Save California $126 Million a Year

Ramona Ripston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ramona Ripston

The California Supreme Court has just 'sentenced' our state's taxpayers to an additional debt of $180,000 more per year. How? The state's high court upheld the death penalty in two cases.

Prop 25 Most Essential Part of California Ballot

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

The two-thirds requirement for passing a budget has paralyzed our state every year, and Prop 25 would end the extortion by a vocal minority of right-wing Republicans.

California Governor's Race: Why Moonbeam Will Win

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

While Whitman has shown a penchant for the finer things, Brown has flown Southwest airlines and lived in a small apartment while serving as governor. Brown would do well listening to his former self.

Marching for California, Again

Gavin Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gavin Riley

We draw inspiration for the March for California's Future from the famous marches for justice in the 1960s and particularly the 1966 march from Delano to Sacramento by Cesar Chavez and the UFW.

California's Governship - Sold to the Highest Bidder

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

Money can't buy you love, but it can buy you a California gubernatorial primary. A just-released Field Poll shows Meg Whitman holding a better than tw...

California's Failed Experiment

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

Over time California's experiment in direct democracy has actually empowered rich interests to advance their agendas and circumvent the legislature.

California Students Rally In Sacramento

San Francisco Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

One way to protest education cuts is to block classroom doors, shut down campuses and hurl torches at a chancellor's house. All have been tried recent...

Taking Back Homes From the Banks: Exercising the Human Right to Housing

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

With the millions of homeless living in our communities and the millions of empty foreclosed houses all across our communities, groups have decided to put them together.

The Time to March for California's Future Is Now

Marty Hittelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Marty Hittelman

Most Californians are paying a fair share while the rich and powerful continue to receive more tax loopholes every year. We must reverse this trend.

Public Space = Public Health

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In a city with many neighborhoods starved for public space, CicLAvia promotes a creative way to make over LA for a few hours a week by converting city streets to pedestrian thoroughfares.

Extra Mile Run: Sacramento Man Runs 100 Miles For Health Care

Causecast | Sarah Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Tucked away in the heart of Sacramento, California is one of the city's oldest and most diverse neighborhoods. The community of Oak Park is home to th...

California Candidates Aim To Tap Anti-Sacramento Anger

Sacramento Bee | Jack Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

With a record low number of Californians 13 percent giving the Legislature their approval in the latest Field Poll, next year's elections promise to ...

The Dubnoff Center Continues To Help Kids While California Continues To Cut Funds

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Terry Gardner

The Dubnoff Center For Child Development plans to host its 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in hopes of offsetting the massive California budget cuts that have stripped our educational institutions bare.

Best Buns Contest Too Public?

Advocate. | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A gay rodeo's Best Buns Contest has elicited a complaint from a Sacramento-area resident who lives across the street from the venue where the event to...

Little Support for Uncomfortable Remedies for California Budget Woes

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

With its constitutionally-mandated spending of 60 percent of the state's General Fund, lawmakers in California fight over the remaining 40 percent using a diminishing set of gimmicks to tout a budget deal.