Editorials

Editorials

Props 1 and 2 could help our housing crisis

When it comes to California’s acute housing shortage, we prefer market-based solutions to governmental band-aids. Such solutions have the advantage of working and more quickly. That’s the same conclusion the Legislative Analyst’s Office reached in 2016.

Editorials

Trump’s tariffs are hurting our farmers

President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is already costing agriculture in the Central Valley and across California. His relief plan for farmers appears to favor crops grown in red states, not the fruits, nuts, vegetables and wine grown in California. Even Republicans think that’s unfair.

Community leaders celebrate removal of deadly, ugly Dennett Dam in Modesto

Community leaders on Thursday gathered along the shore of the Tuolumne River in Modesto, California, to celebrate the removal of Dennett Dam, an eyesore that created blight, damaged the ecosystem and presented a safety hazard for decades.