Category: Opinion


Evidence Mounting of Market Solution to Housing

August 15, 2020

August 15, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist New evidence arrives almost every day backing the concept of a market-based solution to California’s housing shortage,...

Column: Nine-Bill Housing Package Derails Local Choices

July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist The silver lining provided by some past pandemics has been that they opened minds,...

Column: Newsom Loses Transparency, Unity It Brought

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist Californians have shown with great clarity during the coronavirus pandemic that if they’re convinced something needs...

Letter to Editor: Palisades Homeless Shelter

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

To the Honorable Mayor Garcetti, and the Honorable Councilman Mike Bonin, During our COVID-19 health crisis, you recently proposed bussing...

Does the State Really Know Best on Almost Everything?

March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist It’s beginning to seem as if many leading elected officials in California believe state...

Candidates Still Not Talking California Issues

February 4, 2020

February 4, 2020

By Tom Elias, Palisades News Columnist So…, as Elizabeth Warren would start out, the Democrats held a presidential primary debate...

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,...