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Gov. Brown’s office should release PUC emails

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Sites Reservoir a water-storage plan worth funding

An innovative, off-stream water storage proposal northeast of Sacramento should be one of the top priorities for the state’s spending of Proposition 1 water-bond money. The Sites Reservoir project would, in wet years, divert “exces...

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    Punishing Wells Fargo isn’t enough to stop phony-accounts scandals: Guest commentary

    It has been almost a year since Wells Fargo was fined an unprecedented $185 million dollars for illegally opening 3.5 million accounts. Since then, politicians from Los Angeles and Philadelphia to Raleigh and Washington, D.C., have put out a series of edicts and laws to hold Wells Fargo and its executives accountable. In June, the Los Angeles City Council moved to divest city funds from Wells Fargo, marking yet another blow to the bank. These steps, while important, go only so far in...

    By Javier Sarmiento|

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    California’s coming youth deficit: Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox

    Images of California, particularly the southern coast, are embedded with those associated with youthfulness — surfers, actors, models, glamorous entrepreneurs. Yet, in reality, the state — and the region — are falling well behind in the growth of their youthful population, which carries significant implications for our future economic trajectory and the nature of our society. The numbers, provided by demographer Wendell Cox, based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates,...

    By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox|

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    Iran’s expansionist aims pose problems for U.S.: James Poulos

    The challenge posed to the United States by Iran is so difficult and complex a problem that even the Trump administration is somewhat divided on how to proceed. While some officials are inclined to treat Tehran as if it is in compliance with the terms of the nuclear “deal” struck under Obama and still in effect, others, including Trump himself, believe the spirit of the agreement has been cast aside, and doubt it ever should have been put in place to begin with. No...

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    Local oil-refinery job training is really working: Guest commentary

    Former Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill famously said, “All politics is local.” My experience as the executive director of South Bay Center for Counseling, a nonprofit helping Los Angeles County’s most underserved communities, says that job creation is as well. For 40-plus years, SBCC has been dedicated to empowering individuals, strengthening families and transforming communities. We harness new ideas and innovative solutions to...

    By Colleen Mooney|

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    Let’s get real on North Korea: Carl M. Cannon

    The week’s news was dominated by President Trump’s verbal saber-rattling with North Korea. Except that these weren’t swords being waved by Trump and Kim Jong Un: They were nuclear warhead-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles. But the problem isn’t Trump’s rhetoric. It’s Kim’s actions — and China’s. Since July 16, 1945, when the first atomic bomb was tested in the desert of New Mexico, the civilized world has worried...

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    Immigration proposal would lower the bar of American values

    The nation’s legal immigration system is in dire need of reform, but a new bill will only make us poorer and less free. Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Alabama and David Perdue of Georgia recently introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy, or RAISE, Act. The legislation, which has the endorsement of the Trump administration, would reduce legal immigration by half over 10 years and implement a new merit-based points system for determining immigration...

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    Teachers union boss learns nothing from election loss: Sal Rodriguez

    Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of the United Teachers Los Angeles, hasn’t learned anything from the trouncing of union-backed candidates in the Los Angeles Unified school board races this year. Speaking at UTLA’s annual conference July 28, Caputo-Pearl made clear the teachers union will continue to fight school choice and push for new taxes on L.A. residents. In May, voters elected newcomers Kelly Gonez and Nick Melvoin to the LAUSD school board, giving the nation’s...

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    Adding supervisors, executive is wrong for L.A. County

    The proposal to expand the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is back — and no better than ever. Senate Constitutional Amendment 12, moving through the California Legislature, is a little different from previous plans that were rejected by state lawmakers and L.A. County voters. The plan lawmakers are considering putting on the state ballot would require L.A. County to...

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    Why ending prerequisite is a smart move for CSU: Letters

    Why ending prerequisite is a smart move for CSU Re “CSU to subtract tricky math prerequisite” (Aug. 3): As a community college math instructor, I support the Cal State University system’s plans to remove the blanket intermediate algebra requirements. Allowing more students to bypass remediation and enroll...

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