Olivia López's story is a troubling counternarrative to the accounts given by officials who describe a Texas family detention center as a safe place where mothers and children can stay during their asylum proceedings.
Is California in for another megadrought? Optimists have begun talking about the mega El Niño, which could change everything.
Dick Meister is a San Francisco-based freelance columnist who has covered labor ad politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through his web site, dickmeister.com.