by Alison Cassady - Guest Contributor Posted on November 5, 2014
In California, Ohio, and Texas, citizens in four localities voted to ban hydraulic fracturing, challenging the balance of power between state officials in charge of regulating drilling and local communities concerned about the potential risks.
by Kiley Kroh Posted on November 5, 2014 Updated: November 5, 2014
The oil giant spent upwards of $3 million on mayoral and select city council races, but Richmond voters wholly rejected that effort.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on November 5, 2014
Berkeley has done what dozens of cities and states have unsuccessfully attempted: impose a measure that would reduce consumption and raise revenue.
by Ari Phillips Posted on November 2, 2014 Updated: November 2, 2014
"To allow a single industry, whatever that industry might be, to introduce that magnitude of risk to the local groundwater supply makes no sense to me."
by Scott Keyes Posted on October 30, 2014 Updated: October 30, 2014
If Proposition 47 passes, as many as 10,000 non-violent offenders locked up in California could see their felony convictions reduced to a misdemeanor.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on October 27, 2014
In a country where abortion is still treated like something to be ashamed about, the Golden State is trying something new.
by Ari Phillips Posted on October 23, 2014
A new poll found that 62 percent of voters are following the drought closely while only 18 percent are following the gubernatorial election as closely.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on October 15, 2014
A California atheist was given a choice -- participate in a religious program or go to prison.
by Amelia Rosch Posted on October 15, 2014 Updated: October 15, 2014
The price of pumpkins in California could rise by 15 percent because of the drought.
by Katie Valentine Posted on October 10, 2014
On Friday, President Obama designated 350,000 acres of national forest just north of Los Angeles as the newest monument of his administration.