Contra Costa Times editorial: State should clear the way for saving Doctors Medical Center emergency department.
Nurses and physicians, more concerned with protecting unsustainable jobs than ensuring adequate emergency service, continue demanding that Doctors remain a full-service hospital. But, a satellite emergency department remains the only realistic solution.
With one exception, this is essentially the same measure that narrowly failed to garner the needed two-thirds voter approval in 2012. We agree that funding our transportation systems is critical for the region's economy. But that doesn't justify open-ended taxation with no regard for the trade-offs.
Ballots, due back by Oct. 6, have just been mailed out to property owners in Brentwood, Oakley, Bethel Island, Discovery Bay, Knightsen, Byron, Marsh Creek and Morgan Territory. We urge them to approve this proposal to avoid fiscal calamity or inadequate fire protection. Nevertheless, we have serious concerns.
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board
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Guest Commentary: Don't waste this opportunity with the proposed Coliseum City in Oakland
Oakland can't afford business as usual at Coliseum City and must make the most of this opportunity to develop 365 well-situated acres between a major highway, regional light rail, Amtrak and the Bay. In the process, we can't ignore East Oakland's 216 stationary sources of pollution and 49 environmental hazard spots located near schools, playgrounds and senior citizen centers.
Thomas Sowell: Facts vs. visions
The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence.
Ed board meeting with Attorney General incumbent Kamala Harris
The Bay Area News Group Editorial Board interviews California Attorney General Kamala Harris in Walnut Creek, Calif., for the upcoming November 2014 election.
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Man caves grow up
Plus, the height of selfie hubris, and Titanic II without the iceberg thing.
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President Obama's tan suit becomes Internet sensation
Obama discusses Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, wearing a suit no one expected.