Editorial: Proposition 13 had a terrible name. That’s not a reason to stiff kids and schools

One of the biggest surprises of the March primary was that California voters rejected the proposed $15-billion bond measure that would have paid for school construction and much-needed maintenance around the state. It’s the first time in a quarter of a century that a statewide school bond measure failed.

But did voters really want to stiff kids and schools? Or was the bond tanked, at least in part, by its name: Proposition 13? Anecdotal evidence suggests it may have been.

O'Donnell Statement on Shooting in Long Beach

More must be done to address gun violence and prevent these tragedies from happening again

(Long Beach) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement in response to a tragic shooting at a local Halloween party:

More Water on the Way for Catalina Island

O’Donnell helps secures funding for water storage and distribution facilities

(Sacramento) – More water is on the way for Catalina Island following the preliminary approval of $10 million in grant funding from the California Department of Water Resources.