Sacramento has proclaimed itself America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. Well, Sacramento might be the state capital, but it is has a long way to go to match Fresno in anything related to food, whether it’s farm-to-fork, supplying world-class restaurants or inventing and manufacturing the popular items on supermarket shelves.
Conservative columnist George Will says that perhaps Donald Trump is refusing to release his tax returns because they would show ties to Russian oligarchs. Other theories for Trump’s refusal range from he’s not as wealthy as he claims to he simply doesn’t pay much in taxes because he’s a developer.
It’s beyond creepy that a major political party might have been the target of a state-sponsored cyber break-in. If these suspicions are true, that’s a crime. And if Russia is involved, Vladimir Putin is attempting to undermine our democracy, and tamper with the presidential election.
Doug Haaland’s frustration in dealing with CPS began with the devastation of learning about the death of his grandson and continues today with the recent effort by the California Department of Social Services to restrict the ability of the public to have access to important information. It all began in 1999 when he received a phone call and was told his 4-year-old grandson was dead.
Fred Ruiz did great work on the UC Board of Regents for 12 years, voicing the viewpoints of San Joaquin Valley residents and educating fellow regents on the challenges that families face here. He wisely didn’t seek reappointment at age 73 because of the great demands of this service. But he parted with a message to Gov. Jerry Brown: There should be someone from the Valley “to be a voice to the regents.”
The Bureau of Justice reports that a black man is three times more likely to be searched at a traffic stop and six times more likely to go to jail than a white man. And the NAACP found that black people serve up to 20 percent more time in prison than white people for the same crimes. Now, this is sorry – an unfortunate state – for a country founded upon the promise that all men are created equal.
Electing Donald Trump appears to be OK with some partisan supporters of Bernie Sanders who are demonizing Hillary Clinton. They ignore history, which shows that the failure of Democrats to unite greased the elections of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
To defeat Republican nominee Donald Trump and win the presidency, Democrat Hillary Clinton must become more likable to voters, cast herself as an agent of change and prove to skeptics that she is trustworthy.
A lesson in teaching kids the meaning of “no” is a life lesson in obeying adults – especially teachers, employers and the basic rule of law. As far as school wardrobe, the dress code must be obeyed and is a life lesson in respecting authority and the rules.
In the midst of his don’t-hate-and-enjoy-the-beauty message, a recent letter writer managed to imply dislike of the police, and also to get in a nasty swipe at The Bee (“...what would you expect from this paper?”), presumably because The Bee publishes letters and commentary that offend the writer.
Those involved with BLM are not asking for their personal needs to be cared for by the government, but rather demanding that the racism embedded within our institutions, policies and beliefs be eradicated.