Immigrant rights advocates are set to bring one of the first legal challenges against a city that allegedly contravened the California Values Act.
Many officers haven't been trained to comply with California's law prohibiting police from turning over those they arrest to federal immigration agents.
Conservative statehouses have passed bills blocking cities from enacting inclusionary zoning ordinances, most recently in Florida.
Los Angeles used to be one of the most polluted cities on the planet. After decades of improvements, pollution levels are ticking up again.
Well depths are increasing across much of the United States, but advocates worry drilling deeper isn't the solution.
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 Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law Friday, changing how the state will pay for wildfire damage.
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.
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.
Oregon has banned Wildlife Services' use of cyanide bombs, and some California counties have severed their contracts with the agency.
Female athletes stand to gain especially from the prospective passage of the legislation.
Since 2011 inmate-on-inmate homicides have risen 46 percent in county jails statewide compared with the seven years before.
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.
This week, the state came one step closer to becoming the first to extend Medicaid to all undocumented immigrants.
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.
A new bill is making its way through the state legislature as recent reports of migrant child deaths raise concerns about transparency.
Changes to the state's evaluation system for schools has thrown the state's school accountability system into flux.
California says it's owed $9.3 million for fighting fires on federal lands. The Forest Service says the state is overbilling.
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."
Both Butte County and Los Angeles County are still dealing with the social, environmental, and financial costs of the fires.
The lawsuit would force church officials to release the names of alleged abusers in dioceses across the state.
Plains All American, the company responsible for the spill, said the fine would not damage the $17 billion company's bottom line.
Citing growing wildfire risk, the state's private utilities are attempting to increase their rates significantly.