Editorials

Editorials

Trying to make sense of tragedy in Oakland

The impulse is to solely blame the city of Oakland for the Ghost Ship horror. The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined yet, but we know that the artist colony has been on the city’s radar for a while. The warehouse wasn’t zoned for residential use, nor licensed to be a nightclub, but that it was doing both was no secret.

Editorials

State, counties, cities must get real on weed

California voters approved Proposition 64 on Tuesday, legalizing marijuana for recreational use. The state is likely to be a model for other states on recreational and medical weed, and could force the federal government to remove it from the list of dangerous Schedule 1 drugs. The only question remaining: Is California ready for this?

Editorials

Voters’ anger drives Trump to brink of win

Voters by the millions surprised pollsters and pundits in choosing an angry, insulting real estate huckster who – if elected – will have to appear before a judge in a fraud case weeks before he ever takes the oath of office. Those who were predicting Clinton’s victory as late as Tuesday morning got it wrong – even if Trump’s lead doesn’t hold up.

Videos

Five injured in crash on Hatch Road

Five people were injured, including an elderly woman who suffered major injuries, in a head on crash on Hatch Road at Monticello (Erin Tracy/etracy@modbee.com)
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Five injured in crash on Hatch Road 0:52

Five injured in crash on Hatch Road

Here's how fast a Christmas tree can go up in flames and torch a home 0:49

Here's how fast a Christmas tree can go up in flames and torch a home

Oakdale runs wild into CIF regional bowl against Sutter 1:21

Oakdale runs wild into CIF regional bowl against Sutter

Manteca defense will be challenged by Menlo-Atherton RB Jordan Mims 2:14

Manteca defense will be challenged by Menlo-Atherton RB Jordan Mims