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State senators must ask tough question of PUC nominees

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Nearly all California residents receive water that meets federal and state standards for safe drinking water, but for some people who live in disadvantaged rural communities that rely on wells, contaminated groundwater poses a threat to public health....

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    LA Works retirees’ pensions are slashed; state must act: Editorial

    Properly penny-pinching Californians reserve much of their ire about profligate government spending for former public employees now apparently living high on the hog thanks to their bloated pensions. That anger almost always comes from those in the private sector, where employer-backed pensions have become almost nonexistent in recent decades. Fewer and fewer companies even pay into the 401(k) accounts their employees can set up for tax-free payroll deductions going into investment...

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    State pension fund divestment policies leave Californians another day older and deeper in debt

    The politicization of state pension fund investments has once again come back to bite us — this time in coal stocks — harming taxpayers and government employees alike. Under the Public Divestiture of Thermal Coal Companies Act of 2015, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and California State Teachers’ Retirement System were required to divest their coal holdings by July 1, 2017. Unfortunately for taxpayers, this divestment coincided with a...

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  • Opinion

    Don’t further shrink San Gabriel Mountains National Monument: Editorial

    While the question “National monuments, are they good or bad?” has been a heated one ever since the Trump administration began in April reviewing the monuments by President Barack Obama and his predecessors back to 1996, the issue is particularly hot this month. That’s because Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will submit his report Aug. 23 on his department’s review of those monument creations. His mandate from President Trump was to do so with an eye...

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    Dodgers are hot; fans should be too, four years into TV blackout

    The Dodgers are having one of the greatest seasons baseball fans have ever seen. Unfortunately, for many in Los Angeles, it’s the greatest season they’ve never seen. This is the fourth year since the Dodgers sold their local television rights for $8.35 billion over 25 years to Time Warner, now known as Charter Communications. Games are shown on the Dodgers’ SportsNet LA channel, carried only by Charter’s Spectrum cable. Charter has asked DirectTV and other...

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  • Letters

    Is it too late to say no to 2028 Olympics?: Letters

    No to 2028 Olympics Regarding the 2028 Olympics for Los Angeles, no matter what the Los Angeles City Council has decided, I still say don’t do it! We don’t need it. Taxpayers will pay for the Olympics’ budget overruns. The city of Los Angeles has no idea what actual costs will be. Look at Brazil. They will never recover their costs. Brazil was left with complete areas desolate with no recovery possible. Los Angeles already has enough...

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  • Columns

    Much room for missteps in U.S. response to Venezuela: James Poulos

    As if the United States didn’t have enough on its plate, the risk of a bungled response to the terrible situation in Venezuela is on course to rise considerably. At a time when political debates are increasingly nationalized and national debates are waged on the basis of abstract principle, it will be hard to muster the careful, prudential judgment needed to react wisely. If things continue to sour, the Venezuela question could draw together all of America’s prevailing...

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    Shrink San Gabriel Mountains National Monument? Public tells Trump ‘no’: Judy Chu

    Right now, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, at the behest of President Trump, is considering reducing the size of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument because of claims that the local community never had the chance to weigh in. There’s just one problem: It’s not true. I know because I was there. I was there for the town hall meetings, I was there for the roundtables, and I was there to see some who initially opposed the monument now praise it as a paragon of...

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    Gov. Brown’s office should release PUC emails

    It has been three years since a settlement agreement was reached over the costs of shutting down the San Onofre nuclear plant, but many questions remain. The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s shutdown in 2012 and decommissioning in 2013 was precipitated by the failure of replacement steam generators, resulting in a minor radioactive leak. A substantial debate ensued over how much of the estimated $4.7 billion in costs for replacement power, utility investments and ongoing...

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