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California

  1. drought
    Is the American West Finally Ready to Kill the Lawn?A historic agreement to save the Colorado River by tearing up more grass is a small step, but a crucial one.
  2. crime
    An Ex-Cop Allegedly Catfished a Teen and Killed Her FamilyThe former Virginia trooper was killed in a shoot-out with authorities last week.
  3. cityscape
    The University of California Strike Has Been 50 Years in the MakingAn obscure 1978 property-tax law helps explain why nearly 50,000 grad workers walked out.
  4. landlords and tenants
    California Has a Brand-new, Very Tiny Renters’ CaucusTalking to the chair of the four-member group about skyrocketing costs, landlord colleagues, and what he pays for a one-bedroom.
  5. getting around
    Our Highways Are Covered in Pasta SauceAlfredo in Tennessee, classic red in California.
  6. getting around
    California Banned Gas Cars. Now It Needs a Plan for Fewer Cars.“Responding to climate change requires diminishing that car dependence.”
  7. drought
    Surprise: The Celebs Are Using Too Much WaterDwyane Wade and Kim Kardashian are among the Californians who have been reprimanded for their consumption amid a megadrought.
  8. 2022 midterms
    California’s Law and Order Narrative Didn’t Survive Late ReturnsRick Caruso is not the world-beater he seemed to be two weeks ago.
  9. 2022 midterms
    Apathy, Not Law and Order, Was the Big Winner in California’s PrimaryNotwithstanding the recall of Chesa Boudin and temporary success of Rick Caruso, anti-crime sentiment didn’t dominate Tuesday’s races.
  10. early and often
    Why Voting Rules Don’t Match Turnout in California and GeorgiaTurnout was up in Georgia, where it’s harder to vote, and low in California, where it’s easy. That still doesn’t justify voter-suppression laws.
  11. early and often
    California Republicans Downplay Their Toxic Brand to SurviveRick Caruso, Anne Marie Schubert, and Lanhee Chen are distancing themselves from the GOP even as they run on conservative themes.
  12. politics
    Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Arrested for DUIPaul Pelosi, 82, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of DUI late Saturday after getting into a car accident in Napa. No one was injured.
  13. college towns
    Berkeley Alum Says No More Students in My Berkeley BackyardAfter losing a lawsuit, the school has to cut the enrollment of its incoming class by one-third.
  14. politics
    Solid-Blue California Still Can’t Pass Universal Health CareA single-payer bill endorsed by many Democrats in the state wasn’t even brought up for a vote in the Assembly. Why does this keep happening?
  15. mountain lions
    Tech-CEO Enclave Finds Its Latest Ally Against More Housing: Mountain LionsWoodside chooses cats over flats.
  16. politics
    The Rights Blue States May Lose If the GOP Returns to PowerToday Republicans are all about states’ rights. If they win in 2024, they’ll likely embrace federal activism on everything from abortion to voting.
  17. remembrance
    Writers Pay Tribute to Joan DidionRoxane Gay, Hari Kunzru, and more shared their remembrances of the literary titan, who died on Thursday at 87.
  18. gun control
    Newsom Calls for Assault-Weapons Ban Modeled After Texas Abortion LawThe California governor said the law would allow private citizens to sue assault-weapon manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.
  19. extreme weather
    California Might Start Ranking Heat WavesState lawmakers want to create a three-tier ranking system to more effectively warn people about the public-health threats of extreme heat.
  20. california
    Chesa Boudin Is Going to Face a Recall Election in JuneThe progressive San Francisco district attorney is the latest California political figure to face an expensive recall effort.
  21. odor events
    What Is That Hideous Stench??Climate change appears to be fueling a noxious odor emergency in Carson, California.
  22. california oil spill
    California’s Oil Leak Is Part of a Larger Disaster in the MakingAnd America has barely begun to tackle it.
  23. vaccine mandates
    California Will Make COVID Vaccination Mandatory for All SchoolchildrenThe first-in-the-nation policy will begin to go into effect after the FDA approves a COVID-19 vaccine for children.
  24. law & order
    Treat Stealthing Like the Crime That It Is AlreadyA change to California’s civil code could make the act of agreeing to protected sex and then surreptitiously ditching the condom illegal.
  25. california dreaming
    Post-Recall, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Next Big Win Is Against NIMBYsCalifornia also says “no” to single-family-only zoning.
  26. the inside game
    ‘A Complete Perversion of Our Democracy’Gavin Newsom may yet win California’s recall election. But how did it get this close?
  27. gavin newsom recall
    Gavin Newsom and the End of the California DreamThe recall drive against the governor is something of a joke. But the frustrations with the status quo are dead serious.
  28. explainer
    Yes, Gavin Newsom Could Lose the California Recall to a RepublicanHow voter complacency, GOP enthusiasm, and Democrats’ risky messaging could hand the California governorship to the GOP in September.
  29. action item
    How to Help During the West Coast FiresAs massive wildfires yet again tear across the region, here are some places to donate to help displaced individuals and combat the climate crisis.
  30. politics
    Everyone in San Francisco Has Something to Say About ChesaChesa Boudin is the nation’s most progressive prosecutor in one of the country’s most liberal cities. Now, many residents are trying to throw him out.
  31. ballot initiatives
    Coming Soon: The Great California Bacon CrisisA 2018 ballot initiative could boost pork prices nationally and even make bacon disappear in California, bringing home debates on cruelty to animals.
  32. politics
    Congress Considers Emergency Eviction Moratorium As CDC Authority LapsesBiden dithered about his legal authority to keep evictions frozen, and now the deadline is here — though some states are acting on their own.
  33. coronavirus
    Los Angeles County Will Reinstate Indoor Mask Mandate This Weekend“This is an all-hands-on-deck moment,” said the county health officer.
  34. wildfires
    Heat Waves, Major Wildfires Char the West AgainAt over 200,000 acres, the Bootleg Fire is already the eighth largest wildfire in Oregon’s history. More heat is expected this weekend.
  35. book excerpt
    The Female Inmates Fighting California’s Wildfires“Your feet have a pulse of their own. Your face feels like it’s about to melt off.”
  36. gallery
    Views From the Heat-Scorched Pacific NorthwestThe region is enduring a record-obliterating heat wave.
  37. the rent is too damn high
    Can California Pay Off Its Rent Debt Before Evictions Begin?Gavin Newsom says he has a plan to forgive all rent, but advocates are skeptical about how quickly it can help tenants.
  38. voting rights
    Believe It or Not, Some States Are Making It Easier to VoteAmid the outcry over Republican-led states restricting voting opportunities, some states are moving in the opposite direction.
  39. last night on late night
    Watch Gavin Newsom Do a CA Reopening Victory Lap on Late Night with Seth Meyers“Cali is making it rain, every way except literally.”
  40. life after warming
    California’s Last Fire Season Was a Historic Disaster. This One Could Be Worse.The conditions are already set for eclipsing recent records — which themselves would have been unthinkable not long ago.
  41. climate change
    The Straightforward Way to Make California’s Wildfires Less DeadlyState senator Henry Stern proposes a simple plan: Don’t build houses where they’ll burn.
  42. california
    1,000 Evacuated in L.A. County As California Wildfire Season Ramps UpThe Palisades fire in Topanga Canyon has burned over 1,000 acres, as researchers say the state’s wildfire season has expanded to include May.
  43. squatters’ rights
    These Giant Birds Have an Inspiring Commitment to MayhemA flock of condors laid claim to a woman’s house in Southern California, destroying and pooping on everything in sight.
  44. gavin newsom recall
    It’s Official: Newsom Will Face Recall ElectionThe recall election likely won’t be held until November, and the Republican operatives who made it happen face long odds.
  45. politics
    New York Will Lose Seat in Congress Because 89 People Didn’t Fill Out the Census2020 census reapportionment data showed seven House seats changing hands, but a net gain of just three in states carried by Trump.
  46. developments
    Climate-Change-Related Lawsuit Nixes Huge California DevelopmentNot in my backyard, says Planet Earth, backed by a judge.
  47. gavin newsom recall
    Struggling California Republicans Gamble on Newsom RecallThese are grim times for the GOP in the Golden State. So they are calculating that a long-shot recall drive may be their best best for a win.
  48. recall election
    Might Tom Steyer Run to Replace Gavin Newsom in a Recall Election?The billionaire is polling the race, but pressure for California Democrats to stay out remains strong.
  49. biden cabinet
    Becerra Confirmed as HHS Secretary in Closest Vote YetThe California attorney general drew special Republican heat for antagonizing anti-abortion activists and for challenging Donald Trump in court.
  50. see ya real soon!
    Oh Boy! Gosh! Disneyland Will Reopen on April 30To California residents only.
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