Posts From Chris Reed

Back to homepage
Chris Reed

Chris Reed

Chris Reed is a regular contributor to Cal Watchdog. Reed is an editorial writer for U-T San Diego. Before joining the U-T in July 2005, he was the opinion-page columns editor and wrote the featured weekly Unspin column for The Orange County Register. Reed was on the national board of the Association of Opinion Page Editors from 2003-2005. From 2000 to 2005, Reed made more than 100 appearances as a featured news analyst on Los Angeles-area National Public Radio affiliate KPCC-FM. From 1990 to 1998, Reed was an editor, metro columnist and film critic at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario. Reed has a political science degree from the University of Hawaii (Hilo campus), where he edited the student newspaper, the Vulcan News, his senior year. He is on Twitter: @chrisreed99.

Trump’s sister anticipated immigration headache roiling California sheriffs

An immigration-enforcement headache anticipated by President Trump’s sister — federal appellate court Judge Maryanne Trump Barry — is roiling law enforcement authorities in California. They say federal court rulings impede their ability to cooperate with demands from Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Read More

Proposed gas tax hike includes protection against fund diversions

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders continued their push Friday for quick approval of higher vehicle taxes and fees to pay for a 10-year, $52 billion plan to upgrade California’s roads and highways with the release of legislative language

Read More

Legislative Analyst: Trump help needed if L.A. gets 2024 Olympics

At a time of intense bad blood between the Trump administration and the state of California, a new Legislative Analyst’s Office report stressed the importance of years of local-state-federal cooperation in preparing for a possible 2024 Summer Olympics in Los

Read More

NFL didn’t see Oakland bid to save Raiders as serious

As expected, NFL owners meeting at a Phoenix resort have given their blessing to Raiders owner Mark Davis’ plan to move the team from Oakland to Las Vegas on a 31-1 vote. The Monday decision came after NFL Commissioner Roger

Read More

Trump budget cuts could add to California housing crisis

  California’s housing crisis seems likely to soon become significantly more complicated – and quite possibly worse for poor residents who rely on federal help. That’s because President Trump’s proposed 2017-18 budget both undercuts and targets many programs that are part

Read More

California may test all young kids for lead exposure

Three months after a Reuters study of national lead exposure data showed at least 13 communities in California faced as bad or worse contamination than Flint, Michigan – the poster city for U.S. lead risks –Assemblyman Bill Quirk is moving to

Read More

Trump to scrap vehicle mileage standards – fight with California, environmentalists likely

President Trump on Wednesday launched the first salvo in what seems likely to end up a war with the state of California and many liberal states over vehicle mileage rules that Gov. Jerry Brown and environmentalists depict as crucial to

Read More

California’s Legislative Analyst claims NIMBYism driving state’s housing crisis

When Gov. Jerry Brown’s aggressive proposal to jump-start housing construction by sharply streamlining the approvals process for urban housing projects that met certain conditions died quietly in September, the general consensus was that it was a victim of powerful factions

Read More

Will L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti join crowded 2018 governor’s race?

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s landslide re-election win Tuesday led to inevitable speculation that he would join the crowded 2018 Democratic gubernatorial field. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, with his high profile and access to the deep-pockets of Bay Area and

Read More

5 ways Donald Trump could block legal marijuana in California

The Trump administration has made clear that it will not look the other way when it comes to de facto state legalization of marijuana, as the Obama administration did. Instead, White House press secretary Sean Spicer last week said the

Read More