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

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

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

Maya B's "Dollar to a Diamond" Is Motivation for Better Days

The California artist’s visual for “Dollar to a Diamond” proves you can’t put a dollar amount on self-worth.
Kristin Corry
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Why California Is Only Going to Keep Burning

A look into the one massive utility company allegedly responsible for many of California's wildfires and dozens of deaths.
VICE Staff
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

When You're a Weed Trimmer, Everything You Eat Tastes Like Weed

The job means you’re removed from society and have to cook with limited resources—and you never quite get all the kief off your fingers.
Andrea Aliseda

Making an Appearance at a Conference for Ugly People

At the first annual Ugly Conference, attendees aren't trying to "reclaim" anything. They're just trying to be seen as they are.
Rebecca Brill
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
black maternal health

When Will the US Protect Black Women From Dying in Childbirth?

Across the United States, politicians are taking steps toward enacting legislation that reduces racist bias against pregnant Black women and infants. But there's still a challenging journey ahead.
Kimberly Lawson
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Ray J's Dog ‘Boogotti’ Got Kidnapped, and We Will Not Rest Until He Is Returned

Bring back this Maltese at once, you dog-stealing monsters.
River Donaghey

Anti-Vaxxers Are Paying Doctors for 'Fake' Vaccine Exemptions in California

California law bars parents from citing personal or religious beliefs to keep from vaccinating their children. Now parents are turning to doctors who write medical exemptions liberally and sometimes for cash.
Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News