The Golden State toys with bad fixes to its worsening housing affordability problems.
The law demands use of Real I.D. compliant identification for background checks that many state residents don't have
Owners painted the house bright pink and added two funny emojis after neighbors complained about illegal Airbnb rentals.
If market-rate wildfire insurance is too expensive for homeowners, maybe that's telling us something about the risks of living amidst pretty tinder.
Superior Court Judge Rochelle East says the warrant violated California law.
Berkeley, California Will 'Degenderize' Its Municipal Code, Getting Rid of Words Like 'Manhole' and 'Ombudsman'
The progressive bastion is trying to make its laws more inclusive, semantically at least.
The city is banning e-cigarettes while actual cigarettes remain legal.
Officers will now have to argue that killing was necessary and not just say they had a fear they were in danger.
Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt is now the highest elected Libertarian Party member in the U.S.
A state Supreme Court ruling sets a new, higher bar for determining when workers can count as independent contractors rather than employees. It might ruin some online firms' business models.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti doesn't like President Donald Trump's insults, but does want more money from his administration.
Media outlets are seeing foot-dragging, destroyed records, and demands for big money for compliance.
As governments and law enforcement agencies rush to incorporate facial recognition tech, California lawmakers have a chance to slam on the brakes.
NCAA has warned the state that if the "Fair Pay To Play Act" passes, all California schools would be ineligible to participate in postseason play.
Lawmakers struggle to pass a bill protecting operators from arrest and prosecution.
A district judge says no, but don't expect the state’s gun-grabbing politicians to give up.
The tech giant's plan to add 20,000 homes will require lots of government permission slips and other investors' money.
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