Politics

Drilling activists, planning commissioner among those vying for vacant Lafayette council seat

Paul Aiken, Times-CallConstruction on the Lafayette Promenade development is pictured in September 2017. As leaders begin the replacement process for its vacant council seat, the future of the project and the development-poised intersection it sits on, are talking points. Lafayette’s eventual choice for a new city councilmember will draw from a candidate pool reflective of […]

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In new outburst over Mueller probe, Trump insists that White House counsel McGahn is no “rat”

Laura King President Trump insisted Sunday that he’s unconcerned by reports that White House Counsel Don McGahn has cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe into possible Russian collusion and obstruction of justice. The president said on Twitter that McGahn was not a “rat” and added, “I have nothing to hide.” The […]

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Letter: Life in prison not a catch-all solution for punishing crime

Life in prison not catch-all solution for punishing crime Re: “California legislature considers limiting broad ‘felony murder’ law” (Eastbaytimes.com, Aug. 16): If California wants to find solutions for its overwhelming mass incarceration problem, here it is plain and simple: Stop giving people who committed different crimes the same punishment. The sheer fact that California holds […]