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Los Angeles Times

 Lightning, drought main culprits in Northern California wildfires
- Aug. 1, 7:01 pm
In drought-plagued Northern California, 'dry thunderstorms' - lightning and wind with very little rain - are the main cause of roughly two dozen large blazes that have led to one firefighter's death and prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state ... »Read  »E-mail story

Orange County Register

 #  Hillary's tax plan would bring mostly pain, little gain
Editorial - 12:00 am
The late, great Jack Kemp, an architect of the Reagan tax cuts, used to say, “Without capital, capitalism is just another ism.” Capital is the plant, the machinery, the computers and trucks that businesses invest in to become productive and... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama,
 #  Nuremberg: A legacy of international justice
Editorial - 12:00 am
Nuremberg, Germany – I am writing from a commemoration, hosted by Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law, the California Judges Association and Creighton University in Nebraska, of the 70th anniversary of the war crimes tribunal after World... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Campbell,
 #  Anaheim district should stop thwarting parents
Editorial - 12:00 am
It didn’t take long for Anaheim City School District’s trustees to snub Orange County Superior Court Judge Andrew Banks’ July 16 ruling that the district had unlawfully rejected the reform effort, supported by almost 67 percent of Palm Lane... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gloria Romero,
 #  Letters: The Donald as a closet Democrat?
Editorial - 12:00 am
A couple of weeks ago, a Republican friend of mine mentioned that he thought Donald Trump was really a plant (shill, if you will) for the Democratic Party. I had not thought much about it, but given the havoc and mayhem he has brought to the... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, illegal immigration, Jim Smith,
 #  More local decisions usurped by ideological regulators
Editorial - 12:00 am
In hip, and even not-so-hip, circles, markets, restaurants and cultural festivals across the country, local is in. Many embrace this ideal as an economic development tool, an environmental win and a form of resistance to ever-greater centralized ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Alan Wapner,
Bills: SB 375,
 #  Letters: Banning abortion won't stop it
Editorial - 12:00 am
Abortion is a hot topic these days, but please do not overlook the fact that making it illegal will not stop abortions. Wealthy women will travel to other countries; poor women will get butchered on kitchen tables or use coat hangers on ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Letters: State legislators are masters of disaster
Editorial - 12:00 am
Re: “Let state run your pension” [Opinion, July 27]: Ha! That’s a good one. Put a den of coyotes in the hen house why don’t you! All the big spenders in Sacramento want is another way to take our money. They would immediately start... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Legislature,
 #  No stimulus from Hillary's tax hike
Editorial - 12:00 am
Americans are optimists. That’s why they hope the economy will start doing better than the tepid economic recovery of the past six years. Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton’s economic plan rests on pessimism. In her bid for the presidency, she’s... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Newt Gingrich,
 #  How to avoid sowing ever-deeper political divisions
Editorial - 12:00 am
For many Americans, these are – still – frustrating times. Never mind the prospect of a fresh financial crisis or a collapse of our tenuous position in Iraq. Even assuming things trudge on as “normal,” the new normal is a drag. And a key ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 #  O.C. Labor leader Berardino hangs up the gloves
Opinion - 12:00 am
Register editorials have a longstanding and necessary history of respectfully disagreeing with many of the policies pushed by public employee unions. From unsustainable increases in defined benefit public employee pensions to the states unfunded... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Moorlach,
 #  Can college tenure survive the 2016 election?
Editorial - 12:00 am
University of Wisconsin Chancellor Rebecca Blank recently sent a letter to the governor, Scott Walker, asking him to veto a provision in the state’s new budget that would weaken the tenure provisions of the university’s faculty. The Wisconsin... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,

Sacramento Bee

 #  Yudof's joke is on us; we're not amused
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:01 pm
UC paid Mark Yudof $591,000 after he stepped down from his post as presidentSabbatical pay is customary for high-ranking administrators, but it shouldn’t beUC claimed it had cut administrative fat, yet was paying two presidents’ salaries … ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Yudof,
 #  Dan Morain: Political watchdog takes a break
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:01 pm
California’s Fair Political Practices Commission seems to be in a lullChairwoman Jodi Remke says the FPPC will bring major enforcement actions soonGov. Jerry Brown, who appointed Remke, seems less enamored of political ‘reform’ … Click ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Fair Political Practices Commission, Kamala Harris, Jerry Hill, Tony Mendoza, Michael Peevey, Ann Ravel, Jodi Remke, Kevin Sloat, Antonio Villaraigosa,
Bills: AB 594,
 #  Perhaps Congress will address mental health care
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:01 pm
Influential congressional members turn their focus to mental health careUnable to confront gun violence, perhaps Congress could strike mental health care deal Matsui and California congressional delegation ought to take a leading role … Click ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ami Bera, Jeff Denham, Doug LaMalfa, Doris Matsui,
 Dan Walters: Rent wars erupting in 2 cities
- Aug. 1, 5:01 pm
San Francisco, L.A. housing markets very tightRenters evicted in effort to raise rentsTenants demand political action … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Willie Brown, Legislature, Mark Leno,
Bills: SB 364,
 Marcos Breton: Water memories fade to brown
- Aug. 1, 5:01 pm
Green lawns symbolize achievement and serenity to manyNow lawns and watering are points of conflictIt’s a drought of fellowship as well as water … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  GOP beware - nobody puts The Donald in a corner
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:00 pm
Trump’s participation in the GOP debate could draw many more viewers Thursday will be the first chance many candidates will have to make their case live on TV The candidates with the most adult demeanor won’t likely make much of an impression ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mike Huckabee, Barack Obama,
 #  The Conversation/ Twin tunnels
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:00 pm
What is your opinion of the plan to build tunnels and restore habitat in the Delta? … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water,
 #  Hey, Dylann Roof, we've already had a race war
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:00 pm
One does not typically thinks of World War II as a race warGermany killed 6 million Jews, Japanese stormed through China, U.S. imprisoned its citizens of Japanese ancestry End of WWII ushered in era of nuclear threat that could destroy other tribes ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Senate Republicans promoting abortion?
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:00 pm
GOP proposal to defund Planned Parenthood would do far greater harm to fetuses Take away women’s contraceptives, and a greater number of unintended pregnancies would result House Speaker John Boehner has a sensible alternative to the Senate ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Mass extinctions threaten our quality of life
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:00 pm
Human activity is causing species loss of unprecedented scaleAs biodiversity declines, so do countless crucial functions we depend uponScientists see signs of hope that world leaders grasp consequences of climate change … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 #  Creating Western regional energy market could help state meet climate goals
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:00 pm
Environmental groups eager for legislation to implement plans to expand renewable energy goals Coordination of electricity systems across the West would be more efficientWestern electrical grid using state’s renewable requirement could lower ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Independent System Operator, renewable energy,
 #  Conception deception and Planned Parenthood
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:00 pm
Hillary Clinton says she found the videos ‘disturbing’ A tipping point may have been reached, as people recoil at videosSenate bill to defund Planned Parenthood expected to get vote on Monday … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 #  Deal with Iran is a positive step away from nuclear weapons
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:00 pm
Agreement requires Iran to neutralize most of its enriched uraniumWithout a deal, Iran could actually increase the centrifuges’ capacity … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Kerry, Barack Obama,
 #  Trump these headlines for future news
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:00 pm
Now that Trumpnado has struck the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, let’s imagine what other headlines the New York developer could generate after saying Sen. John McCain is unlikable for being … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John McCain, Sarah Palin,
 #  Replant Sacramento's farmers market
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:00 pm
Agriculture is intrinsic to who we are as a region Location of farmers market is at odds with the story we’re trying to tellThis extraordinary market is in a parking lot, under a freeway … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: water,
 #  Jack Ohman: The Paper Chase
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:00 pm
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 #  Women, bikinis and Serena Williams
Opinion - Aug. 1, 5:00 pm
What’s causing young women to still feel so bad about their bodies?Survey found 80% avoided activities because they are self-conscious about their shapeSome experts blame the unrelenting tide of images on social media … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush,