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September 19, 2020

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This year, CA Coastal Cleanup starts at home

This year’s annual California Coastal Cleanup will take place all month in September, and begins at our own front door and in our own communities.

Guest view: Effort to silence health officials must stop

In the middle of a once-in-a-century health crisis and as COVID-19 cases rise sharply across the U.S., public health leaders are under attack.

Guest view: Newsom’s confusing decrees

Californians are rightfully confused by the rapid, even erratic, changes of course that Gov. Gavin Newsom has steered in recent weeks after drawing praise for his early and straightforward actions in the first days of the public health crisis.

Guest view: Essential business needs protection

The Covid-19 pandemic has created an extremely trying situation for essential businesses, which have stepped up in amazing and heroic ways to provide the goods and services that Californians rely on daily.

Guest view: How long can one-man rule last?

As worrisome as those aspects of one-party rule may be, we have now entered still another political phase in California—one-man rule.

Guest view: Include Latinos in economy rebuilding

California’s Latino community is experiencing the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact. About 50 percent of the state’s more than 62,000 cases, and 33 percent of its total deaths are Latino, more than any other racial or ethnic group in California.

Guest view: Who will pay for pandemic impacts?

The prospect of endless litigation, in turn, is generating new political fights over whether limits should be placed on civil liability during the pandemic/recession crisis.

Guest view: Water war reignites

The COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told, is transforming how we live, but one aspect of life in California appears immune to change: the state’s perennial war over water.

Guest view: No new housing bills

Some want to take it a step further, urging that all non-essential legislation be postponed until 30 days after the statewide “shelter in place” order has been lifted.

The pandemic, by the numbers

As of March 16 Worldwide, 169,387 cases, 77,257 recovered, 6,513 deaths (8th highest) US,  3,774, cases, 12 recovered,...