Contra Costa Times editorial: Gov. Brown showed courage signing vaccination bill
When personal beliefs clash with science, lawmakers need to protect the greater good. The Legislature and governor acted honorably and responsibly by eliminating the personal belief exemption as a reason not to vaccinate children.
Gov, Jerry Brown and the Legislature can only continue health care reform successes by ensuring long-term revenue stability
At least disgraced former state Sen. Leland Yee has saved the taxpayers he has betrayed the trouble and expense of an elaborate show trial to prove that he engaged in racketeering and gun-trafficking activities.
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board
Click here to view the full list of editorials on candidates and measures in key races on the November 2014 ballot.
Guest commentary: Ridiculous council access rules should be overhauled
An Alameda County judge has issued a temporary restraining order for Oakland to open the galleries in City Hall, closed after a group occupied the council chambers, causing adjournment, a few weeks ago.
George Skelton: Aid-in-dyng bill will be revived in California
An emotionally charged aid-in-dying bill is seriously ailing in the California Legislature. It soon could go into a deep coma. The measure, which would allow terminally ill people to end their lives with a doctor's help, passed the Senate last month on essentially a party-line vote, 23-15 --
Watch: A closer look at President Obama's overtime plan
Heather Boushey, chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, recaps President Barack Obama's speech on overtime expansion on Bloomberg News.
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Creedence Clearwater Revisited brings CCR classics to town
Read our interview with Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford, who leads his current band into the Mountain Winery in Saratoga.
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?
Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.