Contra Costa Times editorial: School district legal strategy re-victimizes molestation victims
The Mt. Diablo school district's plan to defend a civil lawsuit by claiming a convicted child molester did nothing wrong offends basic decency. It's unclear whether this is the warped idea of an out-of-control attorney or the unified plan of district trustees.
The breathless media coverage of actor Charlie Sheen's revelation that he has contracted HIV should serve as a stark reminder, as if we needed one, that the virus that causes AIDS is very real and still very much a threat.
Daniel Borenstein: Rodeo-Hercules Fire District must not skirt election rules or short firefighters' pension fund.
The financially strapped Rodeo-Hercules Fire District faces huge challenges. But that doesn't excuse legally questionable property assessments or stiffing creditors.
Cartoons: Donald Trump is Mr. Outrageous
These cartoonists in this compiled slideshow have a field day with the latest antics from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. He claims to have seen thousands of Muslims celebrate after the collapse of the World Trade Center amid attacks in 2001.
Guest commentary: What I expect from the U.N. climate change conference in Paris
For the nearly nine years that I have been secretary-general of the United Nations, I have traveled the world to the front-lines of climate change, and I have spoken repeatedly with world leaders, business people and citizens about the need for an urgent global response Why do I care so much?
Thomas Sowell: People must think about what the politicians are really saying
It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to take a long time, how is that different from saying that he is going to do very little, very slowly?
Watch: Dianne Feinstein: 'Bomb-building recipes should be taken offline'
Democratic California Sen.Dianne Feinstein says she's called on tech companies to remove bomb-making guides from the internet and warns against the widespread availability of such information online.
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2015 holiday TV guide: When and where your favorites air
TV unleashes a blizzard of holiday-themed specials, movies and animated treats.
Gwyneth Paltrow sings on new Coldplay record
Coldplay singer Chris Martin suggested ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow sing some lyrics she wrote for their new single “Everglow.”