California

Homelessness

Trump Is Going to War with California Because He Thinks Homeless People Are Polluting the Ocean

Trump is now threatening San Francisco with an environmental citation.
Emma Ockerman
a day ago
vaping

A 40-year-old Californian is 7th Person to Die from a Vaping Illness

Tulare County, located south of Fresno, said it has seen at least three vaping-related illnesses
Emma Ockerman
3 days ago
private prisons

California Just Banned Private Prisons, Including ICE Detention Facilities

The Mesa Verde facility costs taxpayers $119.95 per detainee per day for the first 320 people detained there, according to an advocacy group
Gaby Del Valle
9.12.19
Homelessness

Trump Reportedly Wants to Destroy Homeless Camps in California. Officials Say He Doesn’t Have a Clue.

"The president doesn’t seem to have any grasp of the homeless crisis, not only in California, but around the country."
Emma Ockerman
9.11.19
money-ineq

Uber and Lyft’s Worst Nightmare Is Coming True in California

A newly passed law would require rideshare companies to treat their drivers as employees and provide them with benefits like health insurance.
Brendan O'Connor
Alex Lubben
9.11.19
prisons

Pregnant Woman Says Her Baby Died After Prison Guards Stopped at Starbucks on the Way to the Hospital

Three women are suing the Orange County jail for substandard care while they were pregnant.
Emma Ockerman
9.10.19
money-inequality

Court Documents Reveal How Affirmative Action for the 1% Really Works

Scandalous new details about the University of Southern California's admission process came out as part of the ongoing 'Varsity Blues' trial.
Allie Conti
9.5.19
Homelessness

Los Angeles Might Start Punishing Homeless People Based on Where They Sleep

Like schools, parks, or otherwise “crowded public sidewalk areas.”
Emma Ockerman
8.23.19
2020

EXCLUSIVE: Kamala Harris Is Backing a Bill Giving Uber, Lyft, Postmates Workers New Rights

Harris's position puts her at odds with her brother-in-law and a top campaign adviser, both of whom work for Uber.
Cameron Joseph
8.23.19
Mass Shootings

Hotel Chef Arrested with Giant Cache of Weapons Allegedly Wanted to "Shoot Up" His Workplace

Police in Long Beach, California, believe they foiled a possible mass shooting plot
Tess Owen
8.22.19
climate change

California Could Be on the Brink of Its Worst-Ever Wildfire Season

2018 inflicted a wave of devastating fires on the state. Now experts are warning 2019 could be a repeat.
Geoff Dembicki
8.19.19
Weed

The Coast Guard Just Fished 1,300 Pounds of Weed Out of the Ocean

A "concerned citizen" spotted 43 plastic bales floating off the coast of Catalina Island.
Kelly Vinett
8.16.19
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