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Feinstein still effective, so why should she quit? Thomas Elias

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Building sustainably to solve the housing crisis: Brian Calle

There are innumerable perks to living in California, but modestly priced housing is certainly not one of them. It’s undeniable that housing in the Golden State is expensive, and that we have a significant housing shortage. It’s a housing...

By Brian Calle|

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    Shirlee Smith’s classic shows return to Pasadena cable TV: Larry Wilson

    Classic is as classic does, and Altadena writer and activist Shirlee Smith is and has always been, in our 30 years of acquaintance, a classy classic. As I’ve mentioned before in this space, when I took over the editorial pages at the Pasadena Star-News in 1987, Shirlee’s column had gone temporarily missing from them, owing to some spat with the late Chuck Cherniss, who edited the pages before the time of my immediate predecessor, Hall Daily, now of Caltech. But it...

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    On criminal justice reforms, L.A. County should look forward, not back: Guest commentary

    Today, Californians of pretty much all walks of life agree: The state’s criminal justice system has been broken for decades. For at least 20 years, it was commonplace for lawmakers to churn out “tough” crime policy that drove prison populations and budgets up and starved investments in crime prevention and rehabilitation. Excessive imprisonment and prison spending delivered high recidivism rates and destabilized communities far more than they delivered any public safety...

    By Lenore Anderson|

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    Disclose Act, now broken apart, still vital for public trust

    “Give light and the people will find their own way.” — longtime slogan of the now-defunct Scripps Howard Newspapers group. The essence of that motto, written early in the last century, was a strong belief that if Americans know enough about an issue or politician or political choice, they will act in their own self-interest. Sadly, this conviction has not been tested much in recent years. The advent of social media like Facebook,...

    By Thomas Elias|

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    Hold the phone: For teens, social media creates new type of anxiety: Guest commentary

    As millennials go, my exposure to social media has been pretty minimal. For instance, while many of my peers ventured there earlier, I wasn’t on Facebook until I was a freshman in high school. Since then, I’ve dabbled with a few other applications, including Twitter and Snapchat, but it wasn’t until this year — when I was required to do so as part of my participation in a school-related event — that I finally joined Instagram. Since I joined the...

    By Charlie Dodge|

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    California’s coming youth deficit: Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox

    Images of California, particularly the southern coast, are embedded with those associated with youthfulness — surfers, actors, models, glamorous entrepreneurs. Yet, in reality, the state — and the region — are falling well behind in the growth of their youthful population, which carries significant implications for our future economic trajectory and the nature of our society. The numbers, provided by demographer Wendell Cox, based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates,...

    By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox|

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    Rat poison is killing the wrong animals: Guest commentary

    In January, the state of California reported that out of 68 mountain lions that were found dead in the wild between November 2015 and December 2016, all but four had traces of one or more anticoagulant poisons in their livers — the kind of poisons that people put out to kill rodents in their yards. This summer, hikers discovered two dead foxes, with no wounds or other obvious reasons for death, in the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy’s Millard Canyon Preserve in...

    By Nancy Steele|

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    Let’s get real on North Korea: Carl M. Cannon

    The week’s news was dominated by President Trump’s verbal saber-rattling with North Korea. Except that these weren’t swords being waved by Trump and Kim Jong Un: They were nuclear warhead-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles. But the problem isn’t Trump’s rhetoric. It’s Kim’s actions — and China’s. Since July 16, 1945, when the first atomic bomb was tested in the desert of New Mexico, the civilized world has worried...

    By Carl M. Cannon|

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    Iran’s expansionist aims pose problems for U.S.: James Poulos

    The challenge posed to the United States by Iran is so difficult and complex a problem that even the Trump administration is somewhat divided on how to proceed. While some officials are inclined to treat Tehran as if it is in compliance with the terms of the nuclear “deal” struck under Obama and still in effect, others, including Trump himself, believe the spirit of the agreement has been cast aside, and doubt it ever should have been put in place to begin with. No...

    By James Poulos|

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