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California

  1. housing
    Governor Newsom Takes Aim at California’s NIMBYismThe new California governor is quickly showing his seriousness about addressing the state’s affordable housing crisis.
  2. politics
    Basically Everything Is Improved by an Interrupting ToddlerCalifornia governor Gavin Newsom’s son wandered on stage during his inaugural speech.
  3. power
    California Pet Stores Can Only Sell Rescue Animals From Now OnIt’s the first state to ban the sale of non-rescue dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet shops.
  4. transportation
    Off-Schedule and Over-Budget, California’s Bullet Train Is in Big TroubleNew Governor Gavin Newsom is promising a “fresh start” on Jerry Brown’s pet project.
  5. elections
    Why ‘Election Night’ Is an Outdated and Dangerous Relic of the PastMore and more, the traditional media-driven drama of single-day voting and vote counting is out of line with reality. And that’s bad for democracy.
  6. crime
    Two Unruly Nuns Apparently Embezzled $500,000 From School, Hit the CasinoSo much for that whole vow of poverty thing.
  7. 2018 midterms
    The New Republican Myth of California Voter FraudPaul Ryan and other Republicans are implying that California’s slow vote counts disguise fraud. It’s important to debunk these myths before 2020.
  8. travel
    Explore the New California Cool in SacramentoLive out your Lady Bird fantasies in this city with a burgeoning food-and-drink scene.
  9. 2018 midterms
    With One Final Democratic Victory, Midterms EndAll in all, it was a good year for donkeys, and a good start on their 2020 goals.
  10. outbreaks
    FDA Says It’s Identified the Source of the Romaine OutbreakWhich means romaine lettuce may return to the produce section very soon.
  11. 2018 midterms
    The 2018 Midterms Were a Solid Democratic Win, Not a Split DecisionInitial analysis dismissing the “blue wave” failed to take into account the Senate landscape, and late ballots that trended heavily Democratic.
  12. natural disasters
    The California Wildfires Death Count Rises to 65Hundreds of thousands of people have had to evacuate, and a number of celebrities have lost their homes to the fires.
  13. 2018 midterms
    Another Democrat Just Won Her Congressional Race in GOP DistrictKatie Porter won her congressional race, flipping a GOP seat for the Democrats.
  14. 2018 midterms
    California Got Even Bluer in the MidtermsRepublicans were already a decided minority in the Golden State. But this year they lost in some of their ancient strongholds.
  15. food fight
    Brave Californian Admits in Public That In-N-Out Is Just OkaySpeak truth to burgers.
  16. partisanship
    Maybe It’s Time for America to Split UpThe country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up?
  17. encounter
    Barbara Lee Talks Iraq, Poverty, and Getting a Seat at the Table“When I’m in the room and nobody else that looks like me is in the room, it makes a big difference,” says the House’s lefty conscience.
  18. mass shootings
    Everything We Know About the Mass Shooting in Thousand Oaks, CaliforniaTwelve people were found dead. Here’s what happened.
  19. heartwarming stories
    This Is Just an Extremely Heartwarming Story About a Doughnut ShopCustomers are showing up at 4:30 a.m. to buy the shop out early and allow its owner to be with his sick wife.
  20. 2018 midterms
    California’s Big Election Money Spent on Ballot Initiatives, Not CandidatesWhile key congressional fights rage across the state, what many voters are seeing are ads about dialysis, ambulance services, and rent control.
  21. politics
    Kamala Harris Is Building a Network for Black Candidates“My mother used to tell me, ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things. Make sure you are not the last.’”
  22. democratic party
    Gavin Newsom Has More Important Things to Do Than Run for PresidentThe next governor of California is preparing to fight Trump and show off his state as a laboratory for progressive policies — including single-payer.
  23. 2018 midterms
    Republican Hatred for Dianne Feinstein Is Making Her Lefty Opponent CompetitiveKevin de León is probably lucky he doesn’t have the money to let his Republican supporters know how progressive he is.
  24. 2018 midterms
    The 2018 Midterms Have Already BegunElection Day has already begun in large areas of the nation, and voting by mail could stretch out Election Night as well.
  25. crime
    Six More Women Say They May Have Been Drugged, Raped by Doctor and GirlfriendProsecutors believe there could be many more victims after finding over 1,000 videos on the doctor’s phone.
  26. mass shootings
    Everything We Know About the California Shooting SpreeSix were found dead — including the gunman.
  27. 2018 midterms
    House GOP Runs High Risk in California, New Jersey, New York With Tax Bill 2.0A lot of competitive House races are in the three states where loss of the SALT deduction really made suburban swing voters mad.
  28. 2018 midterms
    Four California Democratic Congressional Candidates Break With Party on Gas TaxCandidates in some very close House races aren’t taking chances by risking the ire of anti-tax voters as a ballot initiative fight intensifies.
  29. thank you california
    California Is Banning Animal Testing in BeautyThey’re trying to do it by 2020.
  30. criminal justice reform
    California Abolishes Cash Bail Despite Criticism From Left and RightSome conservatives warn abolishing cash bail will cause a crime wave, while some liberals fear judges will just lock defendants up with no recourse.
  31. duncan hunter scandal
    So Far, Polls Say Voters Are Unfazed by Corruption Allegations Against HunterMost voters in the district know about the charges against Hunter and his wife. But have they really dwelled on them in their full fatuous glory?
  32. taxes
    Feds Crack Down on Blue-State Workarounds of Trump Tax Reform Deduction LimitsIt’s part of an ongoing GOP effort to hit coastal “elites” with the bill for reducing high-end taxes. But blue states are still trying to fight back.
  33. 2018 election
    A Latino-Palestinian Progressive May Take Down Indicted GOP CongressmanDuncan Hunter is in big trouble after a corruption indictment. His progressive opponent has a great personal story with some details GOP may exploit.
  34. Rich Absentee Landlords Make a Killing from California’s Prop 13Designed originally to protect middle-class homeowners, California’s Prop 13 is now benefiting rich absentee landlords who inherited their properties.
  35. California Voters Will Decide Whether to Partially Repeal a Sweeping Tax LawLiberal groups are finally going to touch the “third rail of California politics” by trying to limit Prop. 13 to residential property.
  36. department of motor vehicles
    California GOP Candidate for Governor Compares DMV Lines to the HolocaustThe underdog gubernatorial candidate got more than a little carried away in complaining about bureaucracy.
  37. Ryan Zinke Finally Admits That Climate Change Is Making Wildfires WorseDays after saying California’s wildfires have “nothing to do with climate change,” the Interior Secretary changed his tone.
  38. space of the week
    A Sunny California Cottage Filled With Vintage DécorWhen Corre Larkin started furnishing her family’s new house in Newport Beach with lots of antiques, her inner decorator took hold.
  39. lawsuits
    California May Walk Back Cancer Warning for CoffeeNew research showing that coffee is benign has a state agency calling for the removal of cancer warnings on everyone’s favorite caffeinated beverage.
  40. Trump Throws Word Salads at California Wildfire CrisisTrump seems to be expressing solidarity with anti-environmental California Republicans like his friend Devin Nunes, who thinks rivers are an outrage.
  41. Trump Plunges Ahead With Attack on Fuel Standards and CaliforniaIn a long-debated development, the administration freezes gas mileage standards and revokes California’s decades-old authority to be greener.
  42. Appeals Court Rules Against Trump Effort to Deny Grants to Sanctuary CitiesThe administration defended its proposed ban on grants to states and localities that don’t cooperate with ICE by arguing it was mere rhetoric.
  43. Searing Temperatures Keep Wildfires Raging in CaliforniaThere’s an “undeniable link to climate change,” one expert said of the many fires currently burning on the West Coast.
  44. Republican Voters Are Sitting Out California’s Senate RaceFor the moment, half of California Republicans intend to sit out the Senate race and let Democrats choose between Feinstein and de León.
  45. GOP Rep. Rohrabacher Gets Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, Vladimir PutinThe very vulnerable California Republican has a knack for toxic media appearances.
  46. The Bill for the Ballot Battle Over California Gas Tax Could Reach $75 MillionOn one side of Prop. 6 is the California GOP, and on the other side unions, construction companies, and local governments.
  47. the skin we're in
    A Swedish Tattoo Artist on Her Skin-Care RoutineMiryam Lumpini on sheet masks, freckles, and exfoliating with sugar.
  48. California Bans New Local Soda Taxes Until 2031Beverage companies played political hardball to win a broad concession from the legislature.
  49. Californians Will Be Voting on a Wild Array of Ballot Initiatives in NovemberFrom repeal of a controversial gas-tax increase to a mandate for cage-free eggs, other issues will compete with candidates for money and attention.
  50. select all
    California Passes Sweeping Privacy RegulationsOther states could follow suit.
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