Contra Costa Times editorial: It can take a long time to overcome voters distrust
That seems to be the lesson for all elected officials from last week's rejection of a special property assessment to help the East Contra Costa Fire District. The vote means the district, which once operated eight fire stations and is now at four, must trim to three. Only nine people, plus a battalion chief, will be on duty to protect 105,000 residents spread over 249 square miles.
Tech heavyweights such as Apple, Intel and Facebook want to hasten the adoption of free-trade agreements that will help them compete with global rivals.
What occurred in those few seconds in the lobby of the intake area at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin was police brutality. How BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey signed off on a finding that concluded otherwise is mindboggling.
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board
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Guest commentary: Should Oakland voters have a case of buyer's remorse on minimum wage?
The Oakland minimum wage rose by 36 percent to $12.25 on March 1, following ballot-box approval this past November. Proponents from a labor-union backed coalition called Lift Up Oakland argued that the new mandate would be good for business, and that the city's small businesses might even
Charles Krauthammer: Literary license for wielding of power in hellish times
"Wolf Hall," the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII -- and most dramatically, the conflict between Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More -- is now a PBS series.
Does Rand Paul have a secret weapon?
Republican Rand Paul recently announced he is running for President of the United States, but after seeing how wife Kelly Ashby Paul performed on the day of his announcement, she might be the most dynamic candidate's wife since Michelle Obama.
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'An Ember in the Ashes' poised to set YA market afire
After a launch party April 28 at Kepler's Books, Sabaa Tahir of Mountain View will embark on a seven-city national book tour; and Paramount has already snapped up the movie rights in a seven-figure deal and foreign rights have been sold in 24 countries.
Tiger Woods, Lindsay Vonn breaking up
Golf star Tiger Woods and skiing sensation Lindsay Vonn both use social media to announce they are breaking up after a relationship that lasted nearly three years