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Upfront: Alabama Slammer

Scanning the daily headlines for a minute there on New Year’s Day, it looked like the biggest cannabis issues facing California in 2018 would...

Upfront: Many Mansions

Standing in front of a tall Christmas tree, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently laid out a vision for housing and redevelopment in...

Upfront: Warning Signs

It's no exaggeration to say that I nearly died in the Nuns fire.Around three in the morning on Oct. 9—and without any official warning...

Upfront: Wastewater Land

Last week I jumped in the car on a breezy morning and headed up Highway 1 (“The One,” see Letters) to Lawson’s Landing in...

Upfront: Screw Blue

Cynthia Murray was admittedly in a bad mood around a month ago when the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a controversial tax “reform”...

Upfront: Drake News Alert

It turns out that “Why didn’t you just fix the road?” is a more complicated question than it appears when it comes to Sir...

Upfront: Turkey Shoot

A year ago, American families sat around the holiday table to share the turkey feast and the faded glory of a Norman Rockwell moment,...

Upfront: The Long Branch

It was an interesting, observable irony: As the North Bay fires burned, tree trimmers under contract with PG&E were noticeably active around the region....

Upfront: To Witt

James Lee Witt, the Bill Clinton–era Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director, was tapped in October to lead the fire-recovery nonprofit Rebuild NorthBay.He...

Upfront: Fair Questions

Homeowners insurance is not mandated by the state of California, but is a requirement for anyone who wants to get a home mortgage from...