With the coming of Memorial Day, I’m reminded of my father, Lawrence Wesley Grady, a man who deserves to be remembered. As a child, I remember him driving our car as I sat behind him in the back seat. From there I could lean forward and touch with fascination the two dime-size scars on his neck, one on each side. I had a vague idea what had caused them, but it would be years later, as an adult, before I would fully realize the pain and sacrifice his scars actually represented.
In order to understand the environmental issues of California, you must have intimate knowledge of CEQA. The first time I heard this, I wondered who she was.
But she’s not a she. She’s the highly-maligned California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, signed into law by Governor Ronald Reagan.