Another Point of View: Flushing truth and freedom down an Oval hole

By Brian J. Hunhoff Editor’s note: In honor of Sunshine Week, we are running this year’s opinion piece from Brian J. Hunhoff on the subject,...

‘Transparency’ can be foggy

  The purpose of the Ralph M. Brown Act, which is California Government Code sections 54950 through 54963, is to mandate transparency in local government....

Another Point of View

Getting wiser about pesticide safety Age brings wisdom, but not always knowledge about pesticide safety. With Older Americans Month upon us, what better time to...

Another Point of View: Compassionate conservatism in 2012?

I swear the Republicans are the stupidest people on the planet. It’s the first time since I have been voting that we actually have a...

Another Point of View: Idyllwild’s substandard residential hydrant system

Editor: It’s time to put hard facts to the misguided principles of Idyllwild Water and Fire Protection districts’ hydrant system. Two required hydrant-flow surveys were conducted...

Another Point of View: Public records and you

The annual nationwide Sunshine Week is celebrated this year from March 15 to 21. USA newspapers publish stories about public records and the difficulty in obtaining some of them. “Public records” are generally defined as records regardless of their physical form (so email would be included), made or received in connection with the transaction of official business by any government agency.

Another Point of View: Liberty or despotism

Viktor Frankl once said he liked the idea of the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast, but that it should be counterbalanced by...

Another Point of View: Light trespass or pollution

Editor’s note: On Dec. 20, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the its proposed ordinance regulating nighttime light trespass,...

Another Point of View: A Jewish Smokey Bear, I wasn’t (part 2)

By Jack Neworth Santa Monica At the end of last week’s column, I was describing myself (circa more decades ago than I care to admit) staring...

Practicing the art of the possible: Gathering of the minds

When Conor [O’Farrell] asked me to write briefly about my thoughts on the bimonthly discussion group, I was a little stumped as to what to say, unusual for me. So, I guess I’ll just tell why I got involved.
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