California

labor

This Bill Could Destroy Uber's Unsustainable Business Model

An unholy alliance of on-demand companies is desperately trying to stop a California bill from reclassifying their independent contractors as employees.
Edward Ongweso Jr
15 hours ago
body

A Black Immigrant Woman Is Now the Most Powerful Health Official in California

And Nadine Burke Harris is focusing her work on toxic stress.
Richard Morgan
18 hours ago
climate change

California Colleges Are on the Verge of Ditching Fossil Fuel Investments

The state's flagship public university system would be one of the largest dominoes to fall in a desperate campaign for the planet's future.
Alex Norcia
2 days ago
Palantir

300 Californian Cities Secretly Have Access to Palantir

Company contracts with a fusion center reveal that nearly 8 million people in northern California are subject to Palantir surveillance tools, a Motherboard investigation finds.
Caroline Haskins
7.12.19
Tech news

Southern California Was Just Hit With Its Biggest Earthquake In Years

It’s still too early to tell the amount of damage caused by the quake.
Mack Lamoureux
7.4.19
cities

Rebuilding Paradise: Residents Cope with Destroyed Homes, Toxic Water, and PTSD

How survivors are dealing with the aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire.
John Veit
6.18.19
tv

Odd Future's Jasper and Errol on Doing the Unthinkable in Their New VICELAND Show

We talked to the stars of 'Jasper & Errol's First Time,' a new project from the guy behind 'Jackass.'
Drew Schwartz
6.11.19
Weed

How the 1 Percent Gets High

Wealthy stoners are skipping $750 bongs in favor of cannabis consultants and heirloom weed.
Cole Kazdin
5.31.19
psychedelics

The Movement to Make Shrooms Legal Is Gaining Momentum

Denver just decriminalized the drug, and Oakland could be next.
Harry Cheadle
5.28.19
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
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