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mountain lions

Highways Are Driving Cougars to Inbreeding and Extinction In Southern California

SoCal's mountain lions are on track to be wiped out within 50 years, but conservation projects could save them.
Becky Ferreira

Longtime California Waiter Charged With Spying for Iranian Government

In addition to allegedly being a better-than-average spy, Ghorbani also seems to have been a better-than-average waiter.
Jelisa Castrodale
Festivals 2017

4 Better or 4 Worse: The Scenes and Sounds of Soulquarius 2017

Sets from Erykah Badu, The Internet, Ashanti, and The-Dream gave us a lot to love, but overcrowding and production snafus made it difficult to do.
Andrea Domanick
Mexican Food

Spicy Braised Beef Signifies the Coming of Age for Mexican Teenage Girls

For Mexican girls, becoming a woman tastes like tender meat stewed with chilies. No quinceañera is complete without birria—and a three-tier tres leches cake doesn't hurt, either.
Michelle Mendez
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Some Cops in California Are Claiming a Video of Them Eating Edibles During a Marijuana Raid Violates Their Privacy

Surveillance video footage also shows the officers joking about kicking the dispensary manager, an amputee, "in her fucking nub."
Arielle Pardes

This California Bakery Secretly Got People High

King cake is defined by its secret ingredient—a hidden trinket or figurine—but one Santa Ana bakery added its own flair to the recipe, lacing its Rosco de Reyes with synthetic weed.
Lauren Rothman