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  • We can do more to protect children

    We can do more to protect children
    In middle school, my daughter had a friend who'd spent most of her life in foster care. During the next few years, the girl would pass through almost a dozen foster families, group homes and probation camps. She had a habit of running away when she felt...
  • Prop. 32's real purpose is to cripple labor unions politically

    Prop. 32's real purpose is to cripple labor unions politically
    SACRAMENTO — Proposition 32 is stark proof that often you can tell a ballot initiative by its cover. Its promoters call their measure "The Stop Special Interest Money Now Act." To pilfer an old Lily Tomlin line: No matter how cynical I get, I can'...
  • Last-minute advice on state ballot measures

    Last-minute advice on state ballot measures
    SACRAMENTO — If you're still scratching your head over the long list of state ballot propositions, here's a voter's guide. It's not to be confused with those slick home mailers, often produced by political profiteers masquerading under some phony...
  • They're living with cancer and little else

    They're living with cancer and little else
    So you think you've got it bad this holiday season? Here's a story that will put things in perspective for you, no matter how grim your job prospects or how invisible your shrinking retirement fund. The other day, at their invitation, I met Kerry Himmel,...
  • Lack of immigration reform threatens California farmers

    Lack of immigration reform threatens California farmers
    SACRAMENTO — Except for illegal immigrants, no group has more at stake in the national fight over immigration reform than California farmers. "It doesn't pay to plant a product if you can't harvest it," notes Mark Teixeira of Santa Maria, who says...
  • Bloomberg's meddling in L.A. Unified races is paying for junk ads

    Bloomberg's meddling in L.A. Unified races is paying for junk ads
    If you're like me, your mailbox is getting stuffed with political mailers. What to do? The best course of action is to take a shovel and dig a hole in the backyard, toss the mailers in and set them ablaze. At best, they're filled with useless...
  • Some readers can't handle the truth about schools' precarious state

    Some readers can't handle the truth about schools' precarious state
    So last week, I wrote about a Palos Verdes businessman who serves on the local school board, where budget cuts have been so devastating he intends to vote for two state ballot propositions that would prevent more slashing, hoping one of them gets the...
  • FBI raid highlights need for reform

     FBI raid highlights need for reform
    SACRAMENTO — When federal agents raided state Sen. Ron Calderon's Capitol office last week, it jogged memories of the FBI's sweeping Shrimpscam sting 25 years ago. Fourteen politicos — legislators, lobbyists, staffers — were...
  • Bring farmworkers' plight into the sunlight

    Bring farmworkers' plight into the sunlight
    FRESNO — It was around 2 o'clock, temperatures rising under an arcing sun, when I met two workers on a peach farm near here recently. One had first entered the country illegally nearly 40 years ago but later became a U.S. citizen at a time when the...
  • Abuse pollutes state environmental law

    Abuse pollutes state environmental law
    SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Jerry Hill grew up in San Francisco and vividly remembers the rare suffocating days of late summer when the fog fled and people sweltered. The city's natural air conditioner clicked off, temperatures soared into the 90s and...
  • Why your 50 cents for The Times is the best bargain in the world

    Way back in my cub days at the Oakland Tribune, the paper I read growing up, I learned to check the bulletin board every day to see who the owner was. We had four of them in six years, and a wise man would have known then to leave journalism for dry-...