Contra Costa Times editorial: Boston made a smart decision on Olympics bid
The reaction of the Boston populace after their marathon was bombed taught us the meaning of the term "Boston Strong." Now, locals in that northeastern metropolis are teaching us what is means to be "Boston Smart.
Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial: Massive PG&E tree-cutting plan should be independently reviewed
The potential destruction without clear justification and oversight should be challenged by city leaders, environmentalists and the state Public Utilities Commission. PG&E could not provide comprehensive data on the number of trees cut down so far or slated for removal. But its selective numbers for 14 Bay Area cities shows it's considering removing more than 6,000 trees there.
California lawmakers should empower firefighters to destroy drones in fire zones and should increase fines for owners who deploy their toys irresponsibly
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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.
My Word: Celebrating Medicare's 50th by ensuring Medicare for all
Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law an amendment to the Social Security Act that established Medicare, providing health insurance to people 65 and older regardless of income or medical history, and dramatically changed the landscape of senior health care for the
George F. Will: With Iran deal, Obama makes bad history
It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, N.
Watch: Why Iran will cheat on the nuclear arms deal
Ian Bremmer, president at Eurasia Group, explains on Bloomberg News what is wrong with the nuclear deal reached with Iran and why geopolitics surrounding the agreement sit in the favor of the United States.
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Want modern grange? Try Shed in Healdsburg
So much more than an award-winning cafe, Shed is an ode to local farming -- a market, flower shop, coffee bar, fermentation bar, garden shop and community gathering space and more.
Is Ben Affleck dating kids' nanny?
The actor's reps deny a report that he started to get close with his kids' 28-year-old nanny during his separation from Jennifer Garner.