Upfront

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...

Upfront: New Normal

Northern California’s 15 concurrent fires have scorched 220,000 acres, burned an estimated 5,700 structures and caused at least 40 deaths.As I walked among the...

Upfront: DEA on Arrival?

When downstate Democratic congressman Ted Lieu introduced an amendment earlier this year to slash funds sent to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) devoted to...

Upfront: The Deliverance

After public outcry nixed a plan that would have brought four brick-and-mortar cannabis dispensaries to unincorporated Marin, the Marin County Board of Supervisors are...