California

tech-science

Dead Whales Are Washing Up in Droves on California’s Beaches

Ten dead gray whales have been spotted at Bay Area beaches over the last two months.
Sarah Emerson
5.16.19
News

School Lunch Baron Allegedly Hacked Students' Data to Take Down His Competitor

The CFO of a school lunch distributor faces charges of identity theft and unauthorized computer access and could spend three years in prison.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.8.19
Weed

Jesus Would Have Been Cool with Weed, Says 'Christian Cannabis' Pastor

Craig Gross launched a new website to have a conversation with other evangelicals about using pot.
Alex Norcia
5.1.19
Weed Week

The 'Wild West' of Weed Is Dying Out. Here's What's Replacing It

Working in cannabis used to be a crime, but now it's looking like a real career, complete with benefits.
Danielle Simone Brand
4.23.19
climate change

This Is Why California Will Keep Burning

One massive utility company is responsible for many of the wildfires and dozens of deaths. Can we make our infrastructure stop killing us?
Susie Cagle
4.17.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Return Ray J's Dog 'Boogotti' at Once, You Dog-Stealing Monsters

Someone apparently snatched the dog outside Ray J's parents' house and sped off in a Dodge.
River Donaghey
4.12.19
Weed

This Company Claims It’s Created the World’s First Weed Breathalyzer

Hound Labs says blood and saliva tests aren’t fair ways to detect cannabis impairment.
Manisha Krishnan
2.27.19
Scenes

How LA Became a Bastion for People Who Are 'Spiritual, Not Religious’

The ecstatic, hypnotic chanting of kirtan is a huge scene in the city. And that makes perfect sense.
Katie Bain
2.21.19
Cannabis

Dan Bilzerian's Weed Company Is Keeping Sexist Cannabis Ads Alive

Women in the industry aren't happy about the overly sexualized billboards from Ignite, which they say don't reflect where cannabis culture is heading.
Hayley Fox
2.8.19
Scenes

San Diego Is Paradise for Goths

The scene there is both long-lasting and newly burgeoning, something you might not expect from the sunny city known for its beaches.
Peter Holslin
2.5.19
MARIJUANA

Unionizing Weed Workers Are Reigniting the Labor Movement

In an industry with a long history of sexual harassment, workers getting paid with drugs, and other rough conditions, unions see opportunity.
Hayley Fox
1.30.19
climate change

The Next Financial Crisis Could Be Caused by Climate Change

After wildfires bankrupted a major utility, there's concerns that more severe natural disasters will lead to economic devastation.
Geoff Dembicki
1.28.19
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