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Air traffic delays costly to California industry, consumers; Congress can help: Guest commentary

By David Fleming|

Not so fast with plan to add L.A. County supervisors

Last month, we warned Los Angeles County residents about a proposal zooming down Interstate 5 from Sacramento, a county government reform measure of dubious merit and motivation. The proposed Senate Constitutional Amendment 12, by Sen. Tony Mend...

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  • Columns

    An age of disasters — and how to deal with it: Joel Kotkin

    HOUSTON — When Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston, followed by a strong hurricane in Florida, much of the media response indicated that the severe weather was a sign of catastrophic climate change, payback for mass suburbanization — and even a backlash by Mother Nature against the election of President Donald Trump. Yet, these assumptions are often exaggerated. Although climate change could well worsen these incidents, this recent surge of hurricanes followed a decade of...

    By Joel Kotkin|

  • Opinion

    Campus sexual assault policies need revision

    Rape is a serious crime, but too often federal policies have forced colleges tododge basic legal protections for the accused. Like many overzealous state interventions, the federal government’s actions were well-intentioned. Sexual assault is certainly a grave problem, particularly in college environments, where many still-immature young people, newly unshackled from parental supervision, have easy access to drugs, alcohol and encounters with the opposite sex. But the...

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  • Opinion

    Houston’s ‘Dunkirk moment’ a reminder of what unites Americans

    Dunkirk, as memorialized in arguably the best movie of the summer, foreshadowed the catastrophic events wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. The Christopher Nolan masterpiece recounted the heroic events in May of 1940, when at the outset of World War II, the English citizenry rallied to the rescue of more than 330,000 British and French troops who were trapped on a beach in northern France. While some of those soldiers could almost see home across the English Channel, the shallow waters...

    By Michael Smerconish|

  • Opinion

    The last days of JPL’s magnificent Cassini

    Seven-year spans play greatly into the life of JPL’s Cassini probe to Saturn. Launched in 1997, it took seven years to get to the ringed planet. That gas giant rotates on its axis so slowly that each of its seasons lasts seven Earth years. Cassini has seven telemetry modes by which it sends data back to the scientists and engineers in La Canada Flintridge — infrared mapping, analysis of cosmic dust, magnetosphere readings and photos — oh, those amazing photos that...

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  • Letters

    In what way was President Obama successful with North Korea?: Letters

    In what way was Obama successful with Korea? I made a valiant attempt to follow up on letter writer Richard Dorsey’s claim that the Obama administration was highly successful in its “carrot and stick” approach with North Korea. I looked for results of this alleged diplomatic success. Like Mother Hubbard, I searched and searched,...

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  • Columns

    Invest cap-and-trade funds in Gold Line light-rail extension: Guest commentary

    California lawmakers should support the recent request made by state Senators Anthony Portantino and Connie Leyva and Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez to utilize cap-and-trade program funds to complete the Foothill Gold Line light-rail project from Glendora to Montclair. It would a wise investment with guaranteed dividends. Through funding about 20 percent of the total project cost, the cap-and-trade dollars would augment the 80 percent public investment Los Angeles County taxpayers...

    By Sam Pedroza|

  • Opinion

    Plan to create STEM-focused school in L.A. County deserves support

    Despite the objections of the state’s education establishment, low-income and underrepresented students in Los Angeles County stand to benefit from an innovative proposal to create a state-sponsored science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum for middle and high school. Assembly Bill 1217, introduced by Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, D-San Fernando, and Sen. Anthony...

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  • Opinion

    City of Industry’s secrecy deserves challenges

    We’re pleased to see Chino Hills and Diamond Bar petition the state to block City of Industry’s purchase of 2,450 acres of ranchland. It’s not that we necessarily think the sale should not go through. It’s rather that we think that Industry’s plans for the land known as Tres Hermanos Ranch should be challenged whenever possible — at least until Industry becomes more forthcoming about what it’s up to, and stops acting like a secretive...

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  • Letters

    Hillary Clinton knows all too well ‘What Happened’: Letters

    We know ‘What Happened’ There is another book with the same title as the new release from Hillary Clinton, “What Happened.” It was written by Scott McClellan, published in 2008, and is about the presidential administration of George W. Bush. Did Hillary Clinton know that? She should have at least put a question mark after the title, making it “What Happened?” As a former teacher, I had read the Aesop fable...

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  • Columns

    On California farms, marijuana legalization brings unintended changes: Guest commentary

    SALINAS — The irony is rich. To weaken one mind-altering leaf crop 4,000 miles away, the feds inadvertently crushed California’s cut-flower crop, setting the stage for another mind-altering leaf crop to flourish here decades later. A preferential trade agreement with four South American countries signed in 1991 — part of the War on Drugs — is largely blamed for the failure of greenhouse nurseries along the California coast but particularly in the Salinas...

    By Jeremy Bagott|

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