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How California Lawmakers Embraced Hot Labor Summer

Friday, September 15, 2023 | 2:36 pm

The hot labor summer was scorching at California’s Capitol. As the legislative session wrapped Thursday night, unions could point to an impressive string of wins this year, some of which only surfaced in the past few weeks: Bills to increase the number of guar... More »


Political Gumbo: Enough With the Sex Trafficking Ads

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | 3:54 pm

I’ve been following a story that kind of relates to journalism that hasn’t gotten a lot of play, ironically, in the press. And it hits really close to home for me. Michael Lacey, the former longtime editor and founder of the Phoenix alternative weekly, the Pho... More »


Guest Opinion | Peter Dills: Where’s The Service?

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 | 6:06 pm

Remember that catchy commercial “where’s the beef” from the Wendy’s chain years ago? Sure you do! Well, my new question is “where is the service?” A few years back I had a service (no pun intended) that I provided to restaurants, it was basically a shopper’s r... More »


Political Gumbo: That’s How It Should be Done

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 | 6:04 am

Monday’s City Council meeting was perfectly handled. No waste. Current District 3 Councilmember Justin Jones made the motion to name the new City pool after the well-deserved John J. Kennedy and honor Dr. Edna Griffin. The motion received a second and then May... More »