Posts Tagged: necessary
A sign beckons library users with a compelling message. (Photo: Becky Ruppel, via California State Library)
OPINION: This year’s state budget contains an unprecedented investment in California’s public libraries. The $439 million earmarked by Gov. Newsom and the Legislature for renovating and modernizing local libraries will provide decades of ongoing benefits to millions of Californians and the communities in which they live.
An illustration of the functions of a skilled nursing facility. (Image: Kheng Guan Toh, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: As the coronavirus pandemic progresses, it’s become increasingly evident that its most pervasive threat is to vulnerable older adults with underlying health conditions. In California, across America and around the world, the virus’ toll has been most severe in places where that population is concentrated.
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OPINION: As an ambitious attempt to give consumers more control over how businesses collect, store, and use their personal information, it is clear the California Consumer Privacy Act will have effects that reach far beyond the technology sector.
The Santa Monica Pier, usually crowded, is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: BrittanyNY, via Shutterstock)
But one week into the lockdown, epidemiologists tracking rates of transmission in California and the United States worry that Newsom’s shelter-in-place order will be less effective in controlling new infections without stronger enforcement.
An illustration of a couple considering in-vitro fertilization, or IVF. (Image: Prazis Images, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: For many families, the joys of parenthood are elusive. Infertility affects hundreds of thousands of women in California and millions more across the country.
A gavel in a California courtroom. (Photo: bikeriderlondon, via Shutterstock)
The agency that protects Californians from unethical lawyers faces an uncertain future because of complaints about its ability to do its job. For the first time ever, the state Assembly and Senate this year were unable to agree on a bill to set the annual dues that lawyers pay to the State Bar of California because of disagreements over the extent of changes needed at the troubled agency.
Plastic bags and other debris at a landfill await the bulldozer. (Photo: Huguette Roe)
The ink was barely dry on Gov. Brown’s signature to ban single-use plastic bags when foes of his decision filed paperwork with the state attorney general’s office for a referendum in 2016 to overturn the new law. The request for an official title and summary from the attorney general was submitted Tuesday.
A California voter casts a ballot. (Photo: Vepar5)
OPINION: In some states, a narrow margin of victory triggers an automatic statewide recount at no cost to the candidate. California does not have such a provision, and I believe we need one.