After Police Cooperated With ICE, California's Sanctuary Law's Strength Will Be Tested in Court
Immigrant rights advocates are set to bring one of the first legal challenges against a city that allegedly contravened the California Values Act.
Police in Daly City Handed an Immigrant Over to ICE Despite California's Sanctuary Protections
Many officers haven't been trained to comply with California's law prohibiting police from turning over those they arrest to federal immigration agents.
Red State Governments Ban Blue Cities From Passing Bills to Make Housing Affordable
Conservative statehouses have passed bills blocking cities from enacting inclusionary zoning ordinances, most recently in Florida.
How Much Has California's War on Air Pollution Reduced Asthma Rates?
Los Angeles used to be one of the most polluted cities on the planet. After decades of improvements, pollution levels are ticking up again.
Groundwater Depletion May Cause Domestic Wells to Dry Out
Well depths are increasing across much of the United States, but advocates worry drilling deeper isn't the solution.
California's Out-of-Date Jails Face Inmate Deaths and Construction Delays
New and improved facilities are a critical pillar of California's corrections transformation. But bureaucratic roadblocks, indifference from county sheriffs, and critical errors in planning by local officials have meant dozens of California jails remain broken and dangerous.
California Passes a $21 Billion Wildfire Victims' Fund to Protect Utilities From Damage Claims
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law Friday, changing how the state will pay for wildfire damage.
California's Aggressive Pro-Vaccination Policies Have Made a Big Difference
A new study finds that the percentage of kindergartners in the state without up-to-date vaccinations dropped from nearly 10 percent in 2013 to under 5 percent in 2017.
A California City Cut Ties to ICE—but Its Detention Center Will Stay Open
It's the latest sign that the agency is finding ways to get around a state law restricting immigration detention, a trend that concerns immigration advocacy groups.
The Government Agency in Charge of Killing Wild Animals Is Facing Backlash
Oregon has banned Wildlife Services' use of cyanide bombs, and some California counties have severed their contracts with the agency.
A California Bill Would Let College Athletes Sign Endorsement Deals, in Spite of the NCAA
Female athletes stand to gain especially from the prospective passage of the legislation.
Why Are Homicide Rates Spiking in California's County Jails?
Since 2011 inmate-on-inmate homicides have risen 46 percent in county jails statewide compared with the seven years before.
Viewfinder: Temperatures Continue Climbing in California's Inland Deserts
According to California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment, average daily highs in the state's inland deserts could increase as much as 14 degrees this century if greenhouse gas emissions keep rising.
California May Extend Medicaid to Undocumented Immigrants. Will Trump Weaken the Plan?
This week, the state came one step closer to becoming the first to extend Medicaid to all undocumented immigrants.
A Brief History of California's Epic Journey Toward Prison Reform
Since 2006 the state has struggled to deal with a cascading series of problems with its prisons and is now undergoing its biggest transformation since 1851.
California Could Tighten Reporting Requirements for Migrant Deaths in Custody
A new bill is making its way through the state legislature as recent reports of migrant child deaths raise concerns about transparency.
Why California's School Accountability Laws No Longer Work
Changes to the state's evaluation system for schools has thrown the state's school accountability system into flux.
The Federal Government Won't Pay Back California's Firefighting Costs. What Happens When the Next Fire Hits?
California says it's owed $9.3 million for fighting fires on federal lands. The Forest Service says the state is overbilling.
The Forgotten History of the Schemers Who Turned California Into an Agricultural Wonder
From the beginning, the Central Valley's productivity was a result of the most intensive farming experiment the world had ever seen. And now, farmers are pushing even harder against biological realities. An excerpt from Mark Arax's critically acclaimed new book, "The Dreamt Land."
Six Months Later, How Are the Communities Affected by the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire Recovering?
Both Butte County and Los Angeles County are still dealing with the social, environmental, and financial costs of the fires.
A Lawsuit Against All of California's Bishops Will Be Allowed to Proceed
The lawsuit would force church officials to release the names of alleged abusers in dioceses across the state.
An Oil Company Is Being Fined More Than $3 Million for the 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill
Plains All American, the company responsible for the spill, said the fine would not damage the $17 billion company's bottom line.
Californians Will See the Costs of Climate Change in Their Electric Bills
Citing growing wildfire risk, the state's private utilities are attempting to increase their rates significantly.