Democrats dream of capturing California districts

LOS ANGELES — On a recent Sunday evening, Katie Hill, 30, whose father is an L.A. police lieutenant in Beverly Hills, boarded a red-eye flight to Washington for frenetic fundraising and networking. She must really want to get into the House of Representatives. If she does, she will have defeated a two-term incumbent, Rep. Steve Knight, 51, who was an LA police officer for 18 years and is the last Republican in a district containing a significant portion of Los Angeles County.

Why Facebook users should beware

Ever take one of those silly personality tests on Facebook? Your friends took the quiz (“What city should you actually live in?” was a popular one), so you followed the link to a website, answered some questions and shared the result: “Paris.” All in good fun within your private social media group, right?

Immigration crackdown bypasses criminals to punish family breadwinners.

The new and bewildering policies of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seem more aimed at punishing harmless people simply for being in this country illegally, as opposed to going after the truly bad people who deserve to be removed. The ordeals of two families, one in Missouri and the other in Kansas, put a human face on ICE’s inhumane crackdown.

Arming classroom teachers: A personal perspective

I was thinking about the idea of arming classroom teachers well before President Donald Trump suggested the measure as a response to the terrible murders of 17 students and teachers last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.