Category: Opinion


Newsom’s First Year: ‘Biggest Problem’ Unresolved

January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020

By Tom Elias, Brentwood News Columnist The utility company blackouts that accompanied the first severe blast of the fall fire season in...

Newsom Looking Scared During Fire Season

November 30, 2019

November 30, 2019

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist At times during this fall’s still simmering fire season, rookie Gov. Gavin Newsom looked a little...

Column: Desalination Loses More Urgency In Hyper-wet Winter

September 7, 2019

September 7, 2019

By Thomas Elias Desalination began to lose its urgency among Californians and their public officials two years ago, after the...

Wildfire Insurance Crisis Hits Ever Harder

August 7, 2019

August 7, 2019

By Thomas Elias Californians have heard plenty about the wildfire crisis that’s afflicted this state for the last few years,...