California

money-inequality

One Thing Trump and Wealthy Liberals Have in Common: They Hate the Homeless

The president's ugly rhetoric about 'cleaning up' homelessness is all too familiar.
Brendan O'Connor
4 days ago
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
5 days ago
Homelessness

Trump’s Advisors Are Getting Nostalgic for the Homelessness Crackdowns of Yore

They think more police presence might just solve the problem.
Emma Ockerman
9.17.19
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
9.17.19
abortion

California Is Set to Require Public Universities Offer On-Campus Abortions

A bill heads to California Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk, and he's pledged to sign it.
Carter Sherman
9.14.19
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
me too

How the Hell Did the Brock Turner Judge Get a Job as a Girls Tennis Coach? This Community Wants Answers

Judge Persky was recalled after giving the sexual assailant six months in jail. A community just pushed him out of his new gig.
Carter Sherman
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
maritime disaster

34 Missing and Feared Dead After Scuba Diving Boat Catches Fire off California Coast

The 75-foot boat caught fire in the early morning hours while divers were sleeping below deck.
David Gilbert
9.2.19
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