Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Please screw up, Gavin

Gov. Jerry Brown was reluctant to tackle some of California’s biggest challenges, such as housing, health care and education. Gavin Newsom can’t let fear of failure stop him from trying to do better.

Opinion Columns & Blogs

How I learned to cook for my dying mother

I am not especially good with a knife. The yellow onions and purple carrots should come out finely diced, but, realistically, they land in the hot oil and rendered lamb fat as a haphazard collection of trapezoidal shapes. Fortunately, braising — the slow application of time, low heat and liquid — forgives many sins. I throw in some salt as the scent of the onions seizes the kitchen, then remember to add a bit extra. The doctors say my mother needs more sodium. Browned lamb shanks sit off to the side on a platter with a weird brown and orange sunflower pattern, a ’70s palette that’s as old as I am. I’ve been putting food on this platter since I was a child.

Salud Carbajal visits Morro Bay Coast Guard station

Salud Carbajal shares what he learned after visiting the U.S. Coast Guard station in Morro Bay. They are unpaid during the partial government shutdown and the U.S. Congressman said this is causing pain and anxiety.