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  • Columns

    Water supply still a big issue for Newhall Ranch: Guest commentary

    The City of Los Angeles is spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars trying to revitalize the Los Angeles River, a river that in the 1930s looked much like our Santa Clara River looks today, until it was straight-jacketed into a concrete box. The city is now trying to find hundreds of millions of additional dollars to replace lost groundwater recharge and reduce water-quality problems with “green street” projects that recapture water, a function our own river now...

    By Lynne Plambeck|

  • Editorials

    Congress must act to replace DACA program

    The Trump administration’s announcement that the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program will be rescinded should prompt needed congressional action to protect young immigrants whose sole offense was being brought here by their parents. Giving the Congress six months to act before DACA permits begin to expire, President Trump issued a statement criticizing President Obama for “making an end-run around Congress and violating the core tenets that sustain our...

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  • Opinion

    Gov. Brown should block stormwater-fee bill

    A bill that would allow local governments to impose fees for stormwater projects without voter approval passed the Assembly by one vote and is now on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. He should veto it. Senate Bill 231 by California state Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, redefines “sewer” to include stormwater, a semantic change with big implications for taxpayers and utility...

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  • Letters

    Trump right to save Arpaio from overactive judiciary: Letters

    Trump right to save Arpaio from overactive judiciary Re “Was President Trump right to pardon Joe Arpaio?” (Question of the Week, Aug. 29): Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s pardon was completely appropriate. The federal judiciary in many recent instances has stepped way beyond its constitutional authority. Federal judges have...

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  • Columns

    Will Trump really do Harvey recovery right? Guest commentary

    During his first Texas trip to bring assurance to residents and government officials that the federal government was ready to offer whatever assistance was needed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the disastrous flooding that followed, President Donald Trump was confident that the crisis would be met. He predicted that five or 10 years from now people will say that what was done after Harvey was the right way to do it. Harvey and the floods, as catastrophic as they were, do not...

    By Ralph E. Shaffer|

  • Opinion

    Editorial cartoon of the day

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  • Editorials

    Prop. 66 could turn out to slow death penalty cases

    The California Supreme Court has upheld most of Proposition 66, the initiative to speed up the death penalty, but in doing so may have made an even more tangled mess of it. Associate Justice Carol Corrigan, writing for the majority, said voters were presented with ballot materials promising a five-year time limit on death penalty appeals in state courts, but there is “no workable means of enforcing the five-year review limit.” Proposition 66 was approved in November...

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  • Letters

    Was Trump right to pardon Arpaio? Readers respond to our question: Letters

    Our Question of the Week asked readers, Was Trump right to pardon Joe Arpaio? Un-American policies shouldn’t be condoned I am outraged by the pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This is a man who racially profiled Latinos. He set up a tent city for those detained that he likened to a concentration camp. He put the detained into chain gangs, subjected...

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  • Opinion

    Editorial cartoon of the day

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  • Columns

    Gig economy gives middle class little to celebrate on Labor Day: Guest commentary

    The gig economy is killing the American middle class. The benefits of Uber, Lyft and other app-based companies were sold as a win-win for consumers and workers alike. Need a cheap ride somewhere? Uber can take you from here to there with a click of an app, and for less than the cost of a taxi. And if you needed to make some money, you could earn extra scratch with your “side hustle” by driving for the company. What the hucksters didn’t mention — and...

    By Cherri Senders|

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