Desalination is expensive. It requires a lot of electricity. It takes up valuable coastal land. It may require costly environmental remediation in order to protect marine species. It cost energy and money to pump water up hill to end users.
For the first time since the first George Bush was president, California Democrats are having a competition for a seat in the U.S. Senate. And the early leader is the only candidate on the 2010 statewide Democratic ticket who nearly didn't win.
Governor Jerry Brown isn't much of a party animal, as his latest low-key inaugural festivities suggest, but he showed again that he does have a knack for making a set of impressions.
As he contemplates some fights to come in his record-setting fourth term as Governor of California, Jerry Brown finally got the final count on his re-election. Late absentees and provisional ballots boosted Brown more than a full point from his standing the morning after, to 60.0 percent.
Student fees have yet again been raised at the University of California, with the University of California Regents on the precipice of approving a plan to increase fees over the next five years, resulting in an eventual 25 percent increase from current rates.
Over a year ago, after a lengthy conversation, I agreed to an interview with Todd Darling on the condition that he not use my remarks to glorify the Gill Tract occupiers. I was convinced that the Occupy the Farm movement was emblematic of a deep crisis of governance at our public universities.
Matalin and LaMarche debate what's driving Tuesday's vote and what it implies for the winner-take-all 2016 contest. Also: can an unapologetic bully get elected president?
While I've run across numerous effective strategies that successful people employ when faced with stress, what follows are 10 of the best. Some of these strategies may seem obvious, but the real challenge lies in recognizing when you need to use them...
Governor Jerry Brown has earned the moniker of California's Comeback Kid. Reinventing himself several times during his political career, he continues to gain distance from being the "Moonbeam" governor to becoming California's version of "Father Knows Best."
Just over a year ago, I began serving as the eighth President of California State University, Fresno. I had big shoes to fill following my predecessor, who served for 23 years. I wanted to share with other new presidents a few lessons I have learned.
Innovations in agriculture don't just come from veteran environmentalists or food industry heavyweights.
Why is Bexsero unavailable in America? One reason. The Food and Drug Administration hasn't approved it. Not because it isn't safe and effective -- it is in common use in Europe and much of the English-speaking world -- but because the FDA has become so immobilized by a stupefying bureaucracy.
Draper's rationale is that he feels the state has gotten too large, has become too ungovernable, and breaking up the California into smaller states would bring government closer to the people. While well intentioned, enacting his "Six Californias" would be disastrous for the entire state and beyond.
Lucky for us, we have the largest talent pool ever assembled in one political jurisdiction: 38 million Californians. Let's just get to work.
While UC campuses produce a full third of the state's bachelor's degrees they issued fewer than 13 percent of the new teaching credentials.
Mandela is nothing short of a consensus world icon, celebrated from the most insurgent to the most establishmentarian precincts, as he should be. But why, then, was his cause so difficult for so many to support when action was needed?