Category: Opinion


Letter to Editor: Opposition to Palisades Homeless Shelter

April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021

To the Honorable Councilman Mike Bonin,  My family and friends strongly object to your City Council motion March 31st, to...

Cities Chip Away at R-1 Zoning

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

By Tom Elias Palisades News Columnist It’s become like a rite of spring: Every year, state legislators reject the most radical of...

Fraught Times for Gavin Newsom

December 15, 2020

December 15, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist For years, Gavin Newsom had a Midas touch. He legalized same-sex marriage in San...

Summer Blackouts Looking More Like Utility Blackmail

December 14, 2020

December 14, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist It was easy to suspect “blackout blackmail” last summer when rolling blackouts not linked to wildfires...

Will Flailing at the Virus Do Much Good?

December 8, 2020

December 8, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist It is well established that wearing face masks confers a high degree of protection from the...

Column: Housing Likely to Highlight the 2022 Ballot

November 8, 2020

November 8, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist One thing has been inevitable ever since extreme liberals in the California Legislature led...

Column: Would Prop. 20 Help Against Wildfires, Crime?

October 27, 2020

October 27, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist Anyone examining the unintended consequences of California’s many past ballot propositions cannot possibly ignore what was...

Anti-Maskers, Anti-Vaxxers; What’s the Difference?

October 6, 2020

October 6, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist The headline back on June 12 was threatening: “A revolt against masks creates new risk,” warned...

Likely Winners and Losers Among the Propositions

October 5, 2020

October 5, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist The presidential election appears to be no contest in California, if the polls are...

Will Coronavirus Affect Trump, Newsom Fortunes?

September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist Attention spans were already short 42 years ago and they have become far shorter since, especially in...