Jill Richardson

01/23/2015 - 2:59am

    Chickens had plenty to celebrate on New Year’s Day. Supposedly.

    After a long wait, California’s 2008 ballot measure to improve conditions for laying hens finally went into effect. Instead of living in cramped cages that give each...

01/15/2015 - 4:31am

    Minutes to midnight on New Year’s Eve, I sat around a fire with friends, discussing plans for 2015. I told them mine: to hike over 200 miles on the John Muir Trail through the High Sierras, by myself.

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01/08/2015 - 7:24pm

    What did President Barack Obama mean when he declared that Washington will normalize relations with Cuba?

    Will they become the same as U.S. relations with any other country? Will all Americans be...

12/24/2014 - 4:01pm

    Pope Francis got into the holiday spirit this year by calling on shoppers not to buy products made by modern-day slaves.

    This is, of course, excellent advice. Odds are, most of us — whether...

12/18/2014 - 4:09am

    ‘Tis the season for mindless consumerism.

    I love giving gifts when they’re from the heart. But I hate giving or receiving presents if they’re things nobody needs, given out of a sense of obligation.

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12/11/2014 - 3:48pm

    Shortly before Michael Brown’s fateful encounter with Ferguson cop Darren Wilson, I was appointed as a teaching assistant in a class on race and ethnicity.

    I’m white. I didn’t...

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