The Affordable Care Act was in essence an act of kindness in a very cruel and forbidding landscape for everyone trying to access medical care. Read story.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The month of November's National Nurse Practitioner Week honors these highly qualified nurses, who play a vital role in the health and care of the public. Read story.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
For someone so focused on "climate reality," it is ironic how little Al Gore's show "24 Hours of Reality" had to say about helping people adapt to climate change. Read story.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
The federal government spends way too much. On this, those on the left and right should all agree. The disagreement, on spectacular display this October as the federal government shut down for over two weeks, is the degree to which our debt is an urgent problem and how it should be fixed. Read story.
Friday, November 8, 2013
More and more, we are hearing about remarkable strides the United States is making toward energy independence, a national goal that has proven elusive. Read story.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
The Santa Maria Energy project would be among the largest greenhouse gas polluters in Santa Barbara county. Read story.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Well-to-wheel analyses show that California's carbon-intensive heavy oil needs to stay in the ground if we are to head off the worst impacts of global warming. Read story.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Sacramento has been quietly showing this year what government can do when it functions well, making bold, progressive changes paired with fiscal restraint. Read story.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Day after day, week after week, month after month, new and devastating information is published regarding the U.S. government's spying on you and me. Read story.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Fortunately, here in California, our state wisely decided to set up its own website for its citizens to get insurance coverage, and it is working. Read story.
Friday, November 1, 2013
I am not an alarmist, but I am alarmed. I believe that humanity is standing on the brink of a possible worldwide nuclear holocaust. Read story.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
In response to Mrs. Wiscomb's comment, "It was union influence that got the City into financial difficulty…" Read story.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Recently the honorable Mayor Helene Schneider shared with us a thoughtful critique of the approach used by opponents of the proposed Gang Injunction. Read story.
Monday, October 28, 2013
I didn't know about the warning signs of depression and suicide. I only noticed that my son was changing his behavior in many different ways. Read story.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Flash mobs raise questions: Why that group? Why that place? Where's the boundary between performer and audience member? "Thrill the World," Courthouse, October 26. Come alive. Read story.