The temblor lasted just seconds, but it took 13 years to break ground on new span
Both parties scramble as redistricting initiative rocks the boat
Grouchy scribblers whine, wait hours for sitdown in tent or office
Schwarzenegger’s external political crew has not been firing on all cylinders
Energy consumption blows hot and cold: Everybody knows about electricity in the summer. But what about natural gas in the winter? Better get ready.
Right-wing ideologues mount ‘political jihad’ against working families with help from Grover Norquist
Making the case for plain, straightforward language
Look for shenanigans aplenty in OC’s race to replace Christopher Cox. But the 48th CD is still Campbell’s too lose.
The foul, flood-drenched brew of fear and anger could be on Sacramento’s table, too, unless local warnings are heeded. Can River City learn from Big Easy’s lessons?
Just two months ago, Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Cindy Tuck as chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, the best candidate for the job. Cindy has more than 20 years of experience with air quality laws, regulations and programs, and has the support of a diverse coalition of air pollution regulators, labor and business representatives, and environmental advocates.
Two weeks ago, the Weekly's cadre of political experts ID'd Steve Westly as Arnold Schwarzenegger's toughest Democratic opponent come 2006. Since then, Westly has treated the news like peanut butter --- spreading it on every available surface. Okay, we can suspend reality with the best of them, so what about the guy?
Emotion-charged proposal allows terminally ill to decide when to end their lives
Between the shadow and the reality lies the truth -- maybe.
It has been noted that in this last election cycle, not one seat in the Legislature changed partisan hands. One seat that came close, though, was the 21st Assembly District on the San Francisco peninsula. In a "safe" Democrat seat, Ira Ruskin, the Democrat, eked out a 52-48 percent win over his Republican opponent, businessman Steve Poizner, who made a big splash by spending millions of his personal wealth on the race.
It has now been 5 years since California was in the throes of the 2000-01 energy crisis, and we don’t seem any closer to a comprehensive plan for securing our energy future. In fact, we are at a crossroads that could determine whether we take a step back into a failed past or take a step forward into an undetermined future. Make no mistake, California is riding the edge of the supply-demand curve once again and without bold action, the situation will only get worse in the next few years.