Unprecedented attacks on the media hit the very protectors of our democracy
August 16, 2018 |
In an effort to focus public attention on the dangers of the President Donald Trump's attacks, we join in an unprecedented coordinated expression of concern by newspapers across the country.
From "BBQ Becky" at Lake Merritt to a Starbucks employee in Philadelphia, accounts of police being called on black people trying to go about their daily lives have been well-documented.August 7, 2018 | 16 comments
After 20 years as sheriff, a strong challenge to Laurie Smith is overdue
May 30, 2018 |
Between Laurie Smith, 66, who is asking for a sixth, four-year term, and John Hirokawa -- who like Smith went up through the ranks over his more than 35 years with the department until retiring in 2016 at age 61 -- we think Hirokawa is the better choice.
Cindy Hendrickson's extensive experience in the criminal court system and her management experience make her the easy choice in this election.May 30, 2018 | 3 comments
Counselors working out of closets. Cramped and outdated classrooms, libraries and cafeterias. Portables, some damaged and past their lifespans, crowding out parking spaces. That's what students and staff at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools have encountered in recent years as increased housing development has led to a rise in enrollment -- a trend that's only expected to continue.May 23, 2018 | 8 comments
Ballot measure to increase bridge tolls by $3 over next six years is too much
May 14, 2018 |
RM3's toll increases, along with the implementation of inflation escalators, ask for too much and attempt to leverage the public's frustration over bad traffic to disproportionately penalize bridge commuters.
Accountability to the public does not threaten judicial independence
May 18, 2018 |
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Persky abused his discretion, disrespected a jury, failed a crime victim and broke trust with the public he serves.
The public must continue to oppose, loudly and forcefully, the Republicans' proposals to replace the current Affordable Care Act with a program that would leave Americans with far less health care access. The current Senate proposal would significantly impact health care in Santa Clara County.July 6, 2017 | 3 comments
A Concrete Joy: The Life and Love of Charlie Foley-Hughes
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 1,188 views