Monday, March 2, 2015
Death Valley in winter: Perhaps the only sane time to visit

Death Valley In Winter: Perhaps The Only Sane Time To Visit

In winter, the landscape of Death Valley takes on a brooding, almost vulnerable presence, far removed from the fiery malevolence of summer

February 27, 2015
Kamala Harris

Poll: Senate Candidate Kamala Harris Unknown To More Than Half Of California Voters

Kamala Harris may be a weaker frontrunner than many pundits assume.

February 27, 2015
Climate change may flatten waves at prime surfing spots in california

Climate Change May Flatten Famed Surfing Waves

Climate change could cause a sea change for west coast surfers.

February 25, 2015
Anti-Vaxxers and parents who fail or cannot vaccinate their children spread otherwise preventable sicknesses

The Reason Why So Many Kids Aren’t Vaccinated? It’s Not Always Anti-Vaxxers, Some Just Don’t Follow Up

Overburdened and without health care, some parents forgo vaccination.

February 24, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Becoming Richard Pryor’

Scott Saul’s adroit biography makes the strongest possible case for Pryor’s cultural centrality.

February 21, 2015
California drought

Chance Of ‘Megadrought’ In U.S. Southwest Now 50 Percent, Study Concludes

The American southwest may be looking at another dust bowl.

February 13, 2015
California Flag

In California, A ‘Golden’ Political Opportunity Carries Risks

At least four House members are considering jumping into the Senate race.

February 12, 2015

California Study Finds It Cheaper For Students To Buy Insurance Than Go Without

The Koch brothers were wrong: College students should buy health insurance.

February 10, 2015
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Mormon Church’s Shift On Gay Rights Follows Series Of Defeats In California

The bruising battle over Proposition 8 caused a Mormon shift on gay rights.

January 28, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: Vaccines Getting Their Shot

Larry Wilmore highlighted the ultimate ‘First World Problem': Vaccine deniers.

January 28, 2015
Tom Steyer

Environmentalist Tom Steyer Opts Out Of Senate Race In California

The billionaire environmentalist is passing on a run to replace Barbara Boxer.

January 22, 2015
Birth Control protest

7 Reproductive Rights Issues To Watch in 2015

2015 could be a difficult year for women’s health.

January 20, 2015
Mariposa woods

Water Stress Takes Toll On California’s Large Trees, Study Says

Climate change is taking a toll on California forests.

January 20, 2015
Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer Outlines One-Term Objectives For U.S. Senate

The billionaire climate-change activist is poised to shake up one of the nation’s biggest races.

January 19, 2015
California Flag

Kamala Harris Launches U.S. Senate Bid, Begins Raising Money

Will Kamala Harris be California’s next senator?

January 13, 2015
gavin newsom

Boxer’s Exit Opens ‘Door Of Opportunity’

Barbara Boxer’s retirement will set off a fierce battle within the next generation of California Democrats.

January 9, 2015
Barbara Boxer

Senator Barbara Boxer To Retire In 2016

Senator Barbara Boxer will not seek re-election in 2016.

January 8, 2015
Photo: Grook Da Oger via Wikimedia Commons

The Rich And Their Anti-Vaccine Quacks

Vaccine truthers aren’t just ignorant — they’re dangerous.

January 6, 2015

Cartoon: A Big Change For California Chickens

There’s good news for chickens in the Golden State.

January 5, 2015
California Flag

California Begins Offering Licenses To Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

Undocumented immigrants can now drive in the Golden State without breaking the law.

January 2, 2015
Would an LA minimum wage hike push businesses to nearby cities?

Would An L.A. Minimum Wage Hike Push Businesses To Nearby Cities?

Los Angeles is the latest city to consider a minimum wage hike — but it could come at a cost.

December 30, 2014
Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina Prepares A Long-Shot Candidacy For President

There’s only one problem: Nobody seems to want her to be president.

December 22, 2014
Lethal Injection table

Capital Punishment In U.S. Continues Its Decline

Is the death penalty on its way out in the United States?

December 18, 2014
California drought

Climate Change Won’t Dry Up Southern California, Study Finds

But that doesn’t mean that Californians shouldn’t be worried.

December 11, 2014
Police move protesters off Highway 24 in Oakland, Calif., Sunday evening, Dec. 7, 2014, during a second consecutive night of local unrest over the killings of two unarmed black men by police in Ferguson, Mo., and New York. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

150 Arrested As Berkeley Protesters Halt Freeway Traffic, Stop Amtrak Train

Get the latest on the protests in Berkeley, California.

December 9, 2014