Contra Costa Times editorial: Congress must move on bill to reform the VA
Members of Congress have been working overtime -- once again -- to prove that, in their world, even no-brainer, badly needed legislation desired by both sides of the political aisle must have drama.
Five years after a judge halted work on Chevron's modernization project at its Richmond refinery because of inadequate environmental review, a divided City Council is poised to vote Tuesday night on a scaled-back alternative. But the gap between environmentalists and the oil company remains.
Contra Costa Times editorial: Voters should pass Prop. 44; state lawmakers should stop meddling in local school finances
Proposition 44 would impose desperately needed fiscal discipline on lawmakers. Unacceptable additions are contained in separate legislation that lawmakers can, and should, rescind.
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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.
LETTERS FROM OUR READERS
July 30 letters to the editor
Water allocations must be fair to allEast Bay Municipal Utility District provides water to cooler, bay side cities west of the Caldecott Tunnel and also to the hotter, inland east side of the Caldecott Tunnel (from Alameda to the Mount Diablo hills area).
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Guest Commentary: Community colleges are offering the best deal
As news of the pending sale and closure of the Corinthian colleges has spread, it is a good time to examine the comparative roles of the public colleges and "for-profits" in California.
E.J. Dionne: Paul Ryan's new clothes
Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserve a safety net, speaks with concern about poor people and put out a 73-page report, many will elide the details of the proposals he made last week in his major anti-poverty speech.
Editorial board meets with Lieutenant Governor candidate Ron Nehring
The Bay Area News Group editorial board interviewed California Lieutenant Governor candidate Ron Nehring on July 25, 2014 in San Jose, California and via Google Hangout from Walnut Creek, Calif.
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This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives
Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno.
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Review: Albany's 938 Crawfish gives seafood an Asian Cajun twist
Seafood boils get an Asian Cajun twist at this new, casual eatery that does fried catfish especially well.
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Why Bradley Cooper pulled shift at Burger King
Actor was preparing for “Adam Jones” role in London.