The rich and/or powerful were out in full force at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, says San Luis Obispo Tribune columnist Tom Fulks. But he didn’t see a single Republican in the bunch.
After being convicted of rules violations, five California coastal commissioners, including Pismo Beach Councilman Erik Howell, have been ordered to pay $959,000 in legal fees to opposing counsel. Taxpayers may be on the hook for it.
California’s infrastructure was a model prior to passage of Prop 13 in 1978. Now Proposition 6 threatens to deprive the state of revenue it needs to repair our crumbling highway system, writes Tom Fulks.
A boycott of In-N-Out will not help Democrats in the coming midterm elections in which liberals need to take back Congress. The last thing California needs are more people who are willing to boycott, but not vote.
Bullies like Donald Trump are actually trying to overpower ideas that don’t comport with a worldview – the way they wish it to be – by using verbal violence to try asserting power, says columnist Tom Fulks.
SLO Tribune columnist Tom Fulks is used to warm receptions and lots of questions about California when he travels overseas. He says the attitude toward Americans has changed in the Trump era — and that hurts.
The Democratic leadership of California has been good for the wealthy of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. As governor, John Cox would better represent working people and, with his veto power, would rein in spending.
Singapore may seem idyllic, but it’s an authoritarian state. Under Trump, the United States could head that direction. Look at intolerance for criticism of the government, Tribune columnist Tom Fulks writes.
Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham introduced a bill that would have required adults who knowingly solicit underage prostitutes to register as sex offenders. It's failure is another sign that California is too soft on crime, says columnist.
Visiting the Department of Motor Vehicles is never a totally pleasurable experience; usually the most you can hope for is an absence of pain. But waiting for a test in Culver City recently felt like torture.
California water conservation restrictions are being enacted by Governor Jerry Brown and the CA Legislature because of the drought. But the laws are harsh and will bring limited benefits and huge costs, says columnist Andrea Seastrand.
The SLO Tribune’s liberal columnist, Tom Fulks, returns from sabbatical and shares his observations on California's June 2018 primary election. One takeaway: It is possible to challenge the conservative majority.