Oakland Tribune editorial: Innovative education administrator Marshall Tuck superior choice for state schools chief
Of the two remaining candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, both Democrats, incumbent Tom Torlakson panders to the politically powerful California Teachers Association by defending the status quo, while Marshall Tuck advocates for immediate changes and understands what must be done.
While we pay for tickets, current and former directors and their families ride BART gratis, sticking us with the tab. Board's tiny tweak to unusual policy of free lifetime train passes is a farce.
The state Attorney General and the federal Department of Justice should immediately investigate the connection between Peevey and the utility. At a minimum, the conduct appears to violate the PUC's own rules. The public trust, already worn thin, is in tatters.
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Guest commentary: Illegal fireworks use holds Oakland residents hostage
It was business as usual on July Fourth in Oakland's flatlands. Hundreds gathered in the streets to set off illegal, commercial-grade fireworks, block traffic, shoot off guns, and celebrate the free-for-all that masquerades as Fourth of July festivities.
Thomas Sowell: Cease the cease-fires, they do very little good
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Editorial board meeting with Marshall Tuck
The Bay Area News Group Editorial Board interviews California Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Marshall Tuck in Walnut Creek, California on July 28, 2014 and in San Jose, Calif.
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