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  • L.A.'s eviction game

    L.A.'s eviction game
    Property owners in Los Angeles evicted tenants from 725 units under the state Ellis Act in 2014, up from 308 the previous year. This, in a city where the rental market is among the tightest and the most expensive in the nation, and it's getting worse....
  • California is steering toward more reasonable traffic ticket laws

    California is steering toward more reasonable traffic ticket laws
    Here's something to elicit happy honks from California motorists: Two of the more abusive aspects of traffic citations — "bail for trial" and excessive fines — are being hauled off the road. California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani...
  • Revamping California's tax code

    Revamping California's tax code
    The California tax code is like a handyman's rickety stepladder, as untrustworthy as it is essential. It's also proving to be hard to fix. Two blue-ribbon commissions have proposed sweeping reforms to shore up the tax code's weaknesses in recent years,...
  • Assembly bill on ivory sales is worth approving

    In Africa, an elephant is killed every 15 minutes by poachers. That's 96 illegal killings a day. At that rate, the African elephant could be extinct in 10 years, conservationists say. Poachers, armed with guns and, on occasion, rocket-propelled grenades,...
  • Legalize lane-splitting, with some caveats

    Legalize lane-splitting, with some caveats
    On the face of it, it seems absolutely insane to allow motorcycles to ignore the lanes on the road and to whiz past cars by going between them. What if the biker misjudges and hits a car because he's too close on one side or another? What if a car moves a...
  • The risks of too much caution in setting California's budget

    Like Gov. Jerry Brown, California lawmakers expect the state to collect much more in taxes in the coming fiscal year than Brown predicted in January, when he first proposed a budget for 2015-16. The key question now, though, is how much more revenue...
  • California lawmakers should pass the vaccination bill

    California lawmakers should pass the vaccination bill
    Anti-vaccination parents showed up last week in Sacramento threatening to leave the public schools en masse, and the Senate Education Committee crumbled like a batch of overbaked cookies. Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), who has written legislation that...
  • 'Sodomite Suppression Act' is no reason for radical initiative reform

     'Sodomite Suppression Act' is no reason for radical initiative reform
    It is hard to imagine a more revolting ballot measure than the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” which, if approved, would criminalize sodomy and put to death those convicted of it. Its proponent, Huntington Beach lawyer Matt McLaughlin, wants to...
  • Take the initiative to read the petitions before you sign

    Take the initiative to read the petitions before you sign
    It's initiative season in California. Time to start circulating those petitions in front of grocery stores in the hopes of passing new laws or taxes (or tax cuts) or rights or special carve-outs for your company in the November 2016 election. And...
  • Eights day out, Jerry Brown makes debut fall campaign stop

    Eights day out, Jerry Brown makes debut fall campaign stop
    Jerry Brown has never been one to abide by custom, so it would not have been altogether unusual—for him, at least—to run an entire fall campaign without making a single campaign appearance. But just eight days before a statewide vote he...
  • Commentary: I am committed to stopping 405 toll lanes

    What will voters decide when it comes to the impending decisions about taxing and tolling today's totally tapped-out drivers? The California Department of Transportation, under the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown, continues to pressure local...