A CDC report released Thursday, June 7, 2018, found that suicide rates rose 25 percent nationally and by more than 30 percent in some states. California’s increase was among the nation’s lowest. Half of all suicides are committed with guns, which this state controls.
In California’s top-two primary on June 5, 2018, voters should choose Fiona Ma for treasurer, incumbent Betty Yee for controller and Tom Hallinan for District 1 on the California Board of Equalization.
California has an $8.8 billion budget surplus. Jerry Brown is right to save most of it, but he should loosen the purse strings for homeless programs, mental health services, higher education, rape kit testing and other urgent needs.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is best able to deliver for California and protect the state against President Donald Trump. State Sen. Kevin de León is a favorite of progressives, but her experience and seniority matter too much.
Former California governor George Deukmejian was known as the ‘Iron Duke,’ but his greatest achievements arose from his most flexible and bipartisan actions. Deukmejian, who led California from 1983 to 1991, died May 8, 2018, in Long Beach at 89.
Researchers found four mountain lion kittens living in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California, they announced on Tuesday. The kittens, who are all female, are the first litter found in the Simi Hills area north of Los Angeles.