It's not illegal for inmates to have marijuana, but it's still a felony if they try to smoke it.
A small city in California has been plagued by police shootings, costly civil rights lawsuits, and incidents of excessive force.
A new audit reveals how poor oversight and structural problems allowed one Oakland cop to earn $2.5 million in overtime pay in five years.
After L.A. Teachers' Strike, California Task Force Recommends Strict Restrictions on Charter Schools
Union leaders made charters a major point of contention during the January protests.
Union Sues Over Approval of 1,000-Unit Silicon Valley Housing Project, Arguing Building's Shiny Windows Will Kill Too Many Birds
An environmental lawsuit holds up yet another residential development in housing-starved California.
After state lawmakers boosted the gas tax with a promise to improve California streets, some cities are upsetting drivers by spending millions on so-called 'road diet' projects that reduce the number of lanes for motor vehicles.
The Oakland City Council unanimously approved a city ordinance decriminalizing "entheogenic plants."
What happens when you reclassify independent contractors as employees?
A compromise version of the bill would cap rent increases at 7 percent plus inflation for three years.
A California bill to crack down on paper receipts relies on scare tactics and misinformation.
The legislation moves forward following a compromise with law enforcement groups.
This is the nature of government. It can't stop the flow of illicit substances in a sealed and militarized building that's under its total control.
Offenders in California Get Saddled with Thousands of Dollars in Court Fees. This Bill Would Stop That.
A study shows that when these fees hit low-income offenders, they wreck their lives—and also don't even get paid.
The Trump Administration has cut off funding for the budget-busting boondoggle.
State leaders cannot seem to let a bad project die.
SB 50's upzoning provisions were repeatedly watered down to make the bill more politically palatable. It turns out that wasn't enough.
High taxes and harsh regulations lead to a $223 million cut in budget projections.
The officers won't be charged, but the DA thinks their actions were "alarming and irresponsible."
Psychonautical Journalist Michael Pollan Says the FDA, Not Voters, Should Decide Who Gets to Use Psilocybin
The approach Pollan prefers will not get us to the destination he says he wants to reach.
Everywhere rent control is tried, the same things happen. Landlords exit the market. Developers stop building apartments. Supply drops significantly.
The Democratic presidential candidate promises to fight for a design requirement that is not currently feasible.
"We love the city, we hope they fill the potholes faster. And if they’re not going to do it, we’ll do it ourselves.”
All the welfare programs California Democrats can dream up won't do as much as some commonsense reforms to let people who want to work, work.
A flaw in a proposal that would let developers build more high-density apartments and condos is that it doesn't go nearly far enough
SB 50 is starting to look less like a bold reform, and more like a marginal improvement on a dreadful status quo.
California Politicians Hiked Gas Tax, Now Demand Investigation Into State's $4 Per Gallon Gas Prices
What could possibly be increasing California's gas prices?
Last year, CalPERS issued 30,969 pensions checks worth $100,000 or more on an annualized basis—up from about 14,600 six-figure payouts in 2012.
A supporter says the move is "symbolic."
Fresh from their 2018 defeat, California's rent control advocates are back with another statewide ballot initiative.
Federal judges rule state cannot be forced to assist immigration officials.
A new mailer from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation argues that allowing the construction of apartment buildings near transit stops is tantamount to "negro removal."
At least now we're arguing over the right thing: the need to hike housing supply.
Federal Appellate Court Rules Against Trump Administration on Most Issues in California "Sanctuary State" Case
The ruling, written by a Republican-appointed judge, is an important victory for federalism.
The California Environmental Quality Act is empowering anti-cannabis NIMBYs and causing regulatory chaos
Harris supported a truancy law that listed jail time as a punishment for parents.
But that might be news to some Californians, and even more of the state's elected and appointed officials.
A new study says plastic bag bans encourage people to use less eco-friendly substitutes.
Most California cities already ban recreational cannabis stores. A few want to ban home deliveries as well.
Recreational weed went into effect last year. Now, two prosecutors are trying to bring the criminal justice system up to speed.
The Second Amendment covers magazines holding more than 10 rounds, U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez says, because they are commonly used for lawful purposes.