Oakland Tribune editorial: Deal on federal budget offers a reasonable beginning and process for negotiation
The federal budget deal struck by bipartisan congressional negotiators this week is far from perfect, but it is a worthy package that deserves praise.From the sounds of it, neither side of the political aisle is entirely happy with the arrangement.
My Word: Alameda being turned into small-town police state
The City Council, without a public vote, has decided that the Police Department must install license plate scanners on police vehicles in our fine town of Alameda.
LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
Dec. 13 letters to the editor
Funding teachers too tough for Yee?In his Dec. 10 My Word, interim Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Gary Yee wrote that the superintendent's job requires "when necessary, it means making tough decisions because business as usual is not in the best interest of our students.
Dana Milbank: Republicans buck the purity police
House Speaker John Boehner, addressing the cameras after his weekly meeting with House Republicans, was his usual, courtly self Wednesday morning -- until Nancy Cordes of CBS News found her way under his tanned skin.
Eric Swalwell's first year in Congress
The Pleasanton Democrat talks to the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board about what he learned in his first year on Capitol Hill and what he hopes to tackle in the future, such as immigration reform, gay rights and privacy protections.
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Reminder: Muhammad Ali was able to do amazing things
Even at age 35, the best boxer in the world still had it. Full Story
Merry mishaps: When holiday decor goes bad
Many have dropped the ball while decking the halls. They may have knocked over a Christmas tree or blown fuses with an overabundance of festive bulbs, but these are sometimes the most memorable part of the holidays.
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Julie Chen criticizes Jenny McCarthy
'The Talk’ hosts says 'The View’ should not have hired the former Playboy model.