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.
Charles Krauthammer: The zealots win again on campaign finance disclosure
The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides have merit.On the one hand, of course money is speech. For most citizens, contributing to politicians or causes is the most effective way to augment and amplify speech with which they agree.
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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Officials in Turkey have nutty plan to heat buildings
Officials are examining plans to build the country's first ecological city with buildings heated by burning pistachio shells. Full Story
Tonight's TV picks: 'Game of Thrones' setting target on Tyrion?
Also, 'Devious Maids' returns for more sudsy fun, and 'Salem' takes us back to 17th-century time of witches.
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'
Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.