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  • Barbara Boxer: A voice for individual rights, equality, environmental protection and more

    Barbara Boxer: A voice for individual rights, equality, environmental protection and more
    The first time Barbara Boxer’s name showed up in a Los Angeles Times editorial, it was May of 1984 and she was a first-term U.S. representative from the Bay Area pushing legislation that would force utilities – including the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Metropolitan Water District – to pay market rates for power generated by the Hoover Dam. The editorial referred to her effort as the “Boxer Rebellion,” announced that the board was pleased that Boxer failed, but noted that the issue would revive in 2017 when the contract Congress approved over her opposition expired (it was recently extended until 2067).
  • California GOP survives, barely, to fight another day

    California GOP survives, barely, to fight another day
    When political neophyte Pete Peterson was thinking about running for California secretary of state, his mentor urged him on with surfer logic: "Sometimes you need to be the guy in the water when the wave hits." The mentor was former Secretary of State...

    Nov. 1 Letters: Election Day, Ed Gillespie, Mark Warner

    Use your voice If you are disgusted about the poor performance of government, and thinking about not voting on Tuesday, think again. Why is the performance of our government so poor? Remember that when President Barack Obama was first elected, Sen. Mitch...

    It's A Gray Area: My weekly column will become monthly

    In 2004, I took an unpaid leave of absence from my duties as a trial court judge and ran for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian. I knew I would not win the election, but I was so upset at the direction our country was headed that I wanted to be a part of the...

    In The Arts

    Laguna Art Museum launches five exhibitions Laguna Art Museum will hold an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in honor of its upcoming exhibitions: John Paul Jones; E. Roscoe Shrader; Sean Duffy: "Searcher"; "Masterstrokes: Selections from Laguna...