by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on May 14, 2015
Local law enforcement officials and prosecutors hold a lot of power during the certification process.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on May 13, 2015
A potentially significant ruling in California declares medically accurate sex ed to be a "public right."
by Alan Pyke Posted on May 12, 2015
State lawmakers are trying to dictate what foods can and can't get bought with safety net money in 2015. They haven't learned much from the dozen-year history of "junk food bans" for food stamps families.
by Emily Atkin Posted on May 11, 2015
Starbucks has been sucking groundwater out of a California county in exceptional drought, and has been making a lot of money doing it.
by Emily Atkin Posted on May 10, 2015
In perpetually drought-stricken Southern California, celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Barbara Streisand have beautifully landscaped lawns.
by Samantha Page Posted on May 8, 2015
The oil industry has been injecting wastewater into clean, protected aquifers in drought-stricken California.
by Natasha Geiling Posted on May 6, 2015
Drought and bark beetles are devastating California's forests, raising concerns about wildfires.
by Travis Waldron Posted on May 5, 2015
The state assembly overwhelmingly approved legislation to ban the state's high schools from using "Redskins." It now heads to the state senate.
by Natasha Geiling Posted on May 5, 2015
California's farmers literally feed the country. If we want to talk about their water problems, we also need to talk about our food problems.
by Alan Pyke Posted on May 3, 2015
State-level regulatory fights around lenders who entrap the working poor in endless repayment cycles are continuing in the shadow of a federal effort at setting national standards for the industry.