Drummond: Who will break from the pack in Oakland mayor's race?
Oakland has a record 15 candidates running for mayor. With less than seven weeks before Election Day, there's no clear front-runner in race
The California Public Utilities Commission is a regulatory circus, a parody of government run amok. Its clueless maneuvers Monday to deal with commissioners' misconduct were an insult to the public its supposed to serve.
The person elected treasurer of California effectively acts as the state's banker and has substantial influence over management of its enormous financial assets and, in many ways, can be considered its asset manager.
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board
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Tri-Valley letters: Poll-based story on immigration basically was worthless
A poll-based story basically was worthlessOn the front page of the Sept. 3 edition was a lower-right story headlined, "Majority of Californians favor allowing migrant kids to stay.
Alameda My Word: AMP working to reduce Island's carbon footprint
Because of the utility's early investment in renewable energy, Alameda Municipal Power now has the opportunity to do more to decrease our community's energy use, increase our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help our neighbors do the same -- without raising rates.
Thomas Sowell: Book on late-talking children shines light into darkness
Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three or even four, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do -- and what not to do.
Editorial board meeting with Treasurer candidate Greg Conlon
The Bay Area News Group Editorial Board interviews California Treasurer candidate Greg Conlon in Walnut Creek, Calif., via Google Hangout. Interviewers included BANG East Bay Editorial Director Dan Hatfield, Editorial Board member Dan Borenstein and, from San Jose, Calif.
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Review: 'The Maze Runner' perks up tired YA action formula
The action film based on James Dashner's books has its flaws, including a somewhat disappointing ending, but it's compelling and well-made and should appeal to young viewers.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet helping last Titanic survivor
“Titanic” actors helping British woman, who is struggling to pay nursing home bills.