Contra Costa Times editorial: Referendum drive on supervisors' greedy salaries exceeds needed signatures
On Friday, organizers will submit more than 35,000 signatures on referendum petitions seeking to overturn Contra Costa supervisors' exorbitant 33 percent pay raise. Board members should rescind their raises, pause and reflect, and then begin a reasoned dialog with the public about how much their salaries and benefits should be and how they should be set.
Contra Costa Times editorial: Metropolitan Transportation Commission should fire its prima donna director
Whether it's the Bay Bridge, empire-building real estate speculation or self-indulgent travel, Executive Director Steve Heminger shows disregard for the public purse. To him, it seems, cost is no object and the ends justify the means.
By the time this editorial hits general circulation, many of its readers may have already viewed a movie they likely would not have otherwise bothered to see.
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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: Can't wait on courts, must improve education now
Few 2014 court decisions captured the nation's attention like Vergara v. California. Educators, union leaders and community advocacy groups, as well as legislators and parents nationwide, waited anxiously to hear how Judge Rolf M.
Thomas Sowell: Playing the race card is a very dangerous game
The cold-blooded murder of two New York City policemen as they sat in their car is not only an outrage but also a wake-up call. It shows, in the most painful way, the high cost of having demagogues, politicians, mobs and the media constantly taking cheap shots at the police.
Why is President Obama moving to normalize relations with Cuba?
Florida International University Director of Latin American and Caribbean Center Frank Mora, Bloomberg's Peter Cook and Phil Mattingly discuss a potential opening in U.
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A mountain home for Tilly the turtle
This week, readers are sharing more stories of animal rescue.
Has One Direction lost its luster?
'NCIS' repeat and holiday cartoons top British boy band's behind-the-scenes special Tuesday night.