legislation

Brown signs bill toughening arson penalties

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation reinstating tougher penalties against those who start major fires — the day after an arrest was announced for the man believed to have ...

Numerous bills await governor’s signature

While most of the attention was drawn to cell phone kill switches and plastic bag bans in the final week of the legislative session in Sacramento, many other bills did and didn&rsq ...

Quote beyond establishment

Your editorial on charter schools (?Charter school trend doesn?t add up,? Our View, April 1) asks why we need them if all we have to do is enrich conventional schools. If the probl ...

School tolerance lessons needed

Recent letters to the editor have certainly pointed out the necessity of the legislation to identify for school children the historical figures who were or are gay or lesbian. Thes ...

Euthanize the attack pitbull

Pitbulls are vicious and unpredictable. There is a humane solution. It is time for at least one of our state politicians to step forward and show some courage and leadership. It ...

McClintock shifts into new role

U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock has been a vociferous opponent in Washington about plans to pump nearly $1 trillion into the economy through a new spending bill. But as a newcomer to D.C ...

Legislation needed for spay and neutering of pit bulls

Legislation needed for spay and neutering of pit bulls Pit bulls are vicious and unpredictable and our county and state politicians need to show some courage and leadership and t ...