Upfront

Get out of Jail—Free?

When legislators introduced the bill to abolish cash bail in California, it promised to be a victory for progressives trying to reverse the crisis...

Upfront: If You Build It?

Federal Reserve study offers stark counterpoint to accepted wisdom that more development = cheaper rent. An eye-opening report on Forbes.com over the weekend was making...

Upfront: Inner Sanctuary

A just-signed bill authored by California state Assemblyman Marc Levine has given the state another bulwark against the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policies and...

Upfront: Droning On

As the 2018 wildfire season blazes across headlines and various hotspots in California—some a little close to home—officials in Marin County are ramping up...

Upfront: Full Measure

This spring, reporters from around the world descended on Napa County, not to write about Cabernet, Viognier and fine cuisine, but to track a...

Upfront: J Street Blues

By Jonah Raskin and Tom GogolaAt the annual California Citizen Lobby Day on June 5, cannabis activists from the North Bay gathered in Sacramento...

Upfront: Trail Travails

Last week, the California Senate unanimously passed a bill introduced by Sen. Mike McGuire that would create the long-anticipated Great Redwood Trail, extending from...

Upfront: Big Oil’s BFF

The firm, Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni (Nielsen Merksamer), represents the state’s leading energy concerns and counts BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Phillips and...

Upfront: ‘Little’ Headache

It’s been a couple of wild weeks for the California State Republican Party now that it’s been revealed that one of the highest polling...

Upfront: Social Change

“My mom always used to say, ‘People don’t do things for your reasons, they do things for their reasons,’” asserted Cecile Richards in San...