California is in a fight over fuel economy with Washington. But what California state officials and its drivers don’t realize is the quality of the state’s roads has an important impact the amount of fuel we use. It’s not just potholes either – the smoothness and stiffness of the roads we drive on determines how hard our vehicles have to work to reach their destination.
There are those who have questioned why it has taken so long for some sexual misdconduct victims to tell their stories. Trying to correlate the timing of a sexual misconduct claim with the veracity of the accusation is a false equivalency.
The idea of doing away with daylight saving time probably sounds like a no-brainer. But there is more to Proposition 7 than meets the sleep-deprived eye, which is why voters should reject the Nov. 6 ballot measure.
Barack Obama has taken his practiced pauses back on the campaign trail in recent days to gin up Democrats’ energy to help ensure they recapture control of the House on Nov. 6 and — who knows? — maybe even the Senate.
To put it bluntly, we’ve been patsies. Our government, companies, infrastructure and institutions have been the targets of countless cyberattacks, feints and breaches. Recall, for one example, Chinese hacking.
When it comes to mileage standards, the federal EPA and NHTSA must keep current standards in place to protect the health of all Americans – especially residents of the central San Joaquin Valley, which has some of the worst air quality in the nation.
The Trump administration wants to put you in a newer, better car sooner and for less money. California and radical environmentalists want you in your clunker longer or to put you in a smaller, more expensive electric vehicle.
Fear. I felt not abject terror but the queasy uneasiness that stills one’s spirit and fills one’s imagination with looming harsh events. I had authorized placing in our front yard a sign supporting Democrat Andrew Janz for Congress against Trump sycophant Devin Nunes!
A quality transportation system is vital to a community or region’s economic prosperity and quality of life. Without the mobility a functional transportation system provides, the cost to ship and receive goods goes up, businesses choose to not locate or expand, people spend too much time stuck in traffic, air quality and health suffers and vehicles become subject to costly repairs.
Some will reflexively argue that the answer to our state’s transportation future is to simply continue adding ever-more-expensive lanes and overpasses on heavily congested urban highways, to shuttle more and more people into existing centers of commerce. I would argue for a different approach.
In California small businesses are the fastest-growing segment of the economy, employing nearly half of the state’s workforce, but they continue to have the hardest time accessing capital. Between 2007 and 2016, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. grew five times faster than the national average. During this time, Latina businesses grew by 137 percent.