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CALMATTERS: If Newsom truly follows the science, why not adopt the ‘science of reading’ in California schools? | Columns

When COVID-19 struck California four years ago and people started dying, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared an emergency and assumed unilateral authority over Californians’ economic and social lives. Over the ensuing months, he repeatedly issued commands to close down businesses, schools and gatherings, only to lift… Read More »CALMATTERS: If Newsom truly follows the science, why not adopt the ‘science of reading’ in California schools? | Columns

Jimmy Fallon did stand-up outside grocery store as he ‘tried everything to get famous’ | Arts & Entertainment

Jimmy Fallon used to do stand-up comedy outside a grocery store as he tried everything “to get famous”. The 49-year-old talk show host – who has fronted ‘The Tonight Show’ since 2014 following five years on ‘Late Night’ – has recalled his early period in… Read More »Jimmy Fallon did stand-up outside grocery store as he ‘tried everything to get famous’ | Arts & Entertainment

CALMATTERS: Californians pay high gas prices and high gas taxes yet still drive on bad highways | Columns

To state the obvious, California motorists are experiencing one of the state’s periodic spikes in gasoline prices. California’s average price for regular grade gas has again topped $5 a gallon, according to the most recent American Automobile Association report. It’s more than $6 in some… Read More »CALMATTERS: Californians pay high gas prices and high gas taxes yet still drive on bad highways | Columns