Contra Costa Times editorial: Scandals offer a chance to clean up Legislature
Had enough yet?That's the question reform-minded lawmakers -- if, indeed, such exist -- should ask colleagues when the Legislature reconvenes this week after its spring break.
When California's Master Plan for Higher Education was spawned more than a half century ago it was not just innovative legislation, but a social compact establishing primacy of higher education in the Golden State.
He has, by our observation and from accounts of those who depend on him for information, done an excellent job leading the office since he was elected in 2010.
Editorial: Jeff Bowser best-prepared for county school superintendent
The superintendent has a key responsibility to oversee finances of the 18 school districts in the county, to sound alarms when one is heading for a financial cliff or unrealistically addressing its accounting. For that reason, the superintendent must be lead by fiscal example.
Guest commentary: As another Earth Day approaches, time for Congress to act on climate change
When 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the movement to clean up our air and water and prevent our world from becoming one big garbage dump was born.
Timm Herdt: A top-drawer, down-ticket race
Maybe it's because there are only three opportunities to run for statewide office in California this year without having to take on an incumbent. Perhaps it's a desire to test the possibilities of California's new top-two primary system during its first application in contests for state
Ed board meets with Alameda County Superintendent of School candidates
The Oakland Tribune/Contra Costa Times editorial board hears from the five candidates vying to lead the Alameda County school system.
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Free tours of water-wise California-native gardens
As more Californians than ever explore drought-tolerant landscape alternatives, two upcoming garden tours shine a spotlight on low-water native plants. On April 26 and 27, some 60 gardens on the Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley will be open to visitors. And on May 4, some 40 East Bay gardens, from Fremont to Martinez, will be open too.
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'
Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.