Newsom makes the smart move by preserving liberalized alcohol policies.
Newsom's opposition to a judge's order requiring vaccinations for prison staffers lays bare the hypocrisy of the governor.
One of two ballot measures already proposed for 2022 in California takes on some of the most powerful special interests in state politics.
A state court has apparently placed a cap on UC Berkeley enrollment increases due to inadequate environmental review.
A panel has unanimously determined the First Amendment isn’t violated if state regulations keep independent writers from landing work.
The government confiscated Bruce's Beach at racists' behest.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed S.B. 2 into law, despite some objections from police unions.
How far do "emergency powers" really extend?
An academic field rife with hostility to private gun ownership now gets to know the address of every California owner of a weapon, a weapon part, or ammo.
Doubling down on stridently conservative messaging in a state where conservatives are a dwindling and fleeing minority doesn't seem like a winning strategy.
Media persists in pediatric scare stories even while the country's largest dataset shows tiny yet still-declining rates, including among the needlessly quarantined.
Rules are for the little people.
Senate Bill 9 and Senate Bill 10 would make it easier to build new housing in much of the state.
It's time for some out-of-box thinking about school reform. What if we let the market do more work and relied on the state for less?
Millions rejected choosing any alternative to Gov. Newsom. Did they “throw their vote away?” Of course not.
Californians vote today on whether to keep lockdowner in chief Gavin Newsom.
Political class rallies behind making the infrequently used recall mechanism more difficult to deploy
It's the sign of particularly bad legislation when lawmakers must create dozens of carve-outs and workarounds so that the supposed beneficiaries are exempted from its provisions.
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Whether a local burrito chain will be able to open another restaurant in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood could hinge on the precise name of the new location.
After San Francisco approved a similar ban, teen smoking rates increased.
Apparently, some conservatives support freedom and property rights, but not when it affects their neighborhoods or intrudes on their personal preferences.
Both liberals and conservatives could take some lessons from the U.S. State Department's list of cities that it recommends Afghan refugees relocate to.
Leading candidates Larry Elder, Kevin Faulconer, and Kevin Kiley cite homelessness, crime, housing costs, and energy shortages as evidence that one-party rule is failing the Golden State.
California activists have proposed a ballot initiative that would effectively strip the state government of the ability to regulate land use.
Legislators advance bills that would allow duplexes statewide and make it easier for local governments to legalize small apartment buildings.
California Court Rules Vegan Creamery Has First Amendment Right To Call Products 'Butter' and 'Cheese'
Who thought it was a good idea to give the government control over marketing?
The Same Law California NIMBYs Use To Block Housing Is Now Freezing College Enrollments and Halting Hospital Expansions
A string of adverse court decisions will stop the University of California Board of Regents from adding more students to its Berkeley campus and adding more hospital beds to its medical center in San Francisco
No, really, the difference between Newsom's and Larry Elder’s positions on COVID mandates are being presented as “a matter of life and death.”
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But they don't really think that the recall process is illegitimate or unconstitutional. They simply don't like that it's being used against one of their own.
Can Democrats stop acting as if all the governor's critics are Trump-loving insurrectionists?
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Recycling a government press release is not good journalism.
Federal Agents Had No Authority To Seize Contents of Safe Deposit Boxes, Newly Unsealed Warrant Confirms
The warrant affidavit made generalized accusations against U.S. Private Vaults' customers but provided no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by individuals whose assets have been seized.
Prosecutors Tried To Seize $57K From This Man's Safe Deposit Box Because He Sold Bongs Without a Permit
After getting called out for a "manifestly inadequate" attempt at establishing probable cause for the seizure, the feds now say they will return Joseph Ruiz' money.
Voters who support Gov. Gavin Newsom can still select a successor. That’s left out of a campaign commercial airing during the Olympics.
An attempt to reduce idle electricity consumption actually incentivizes selling more powerful equipment.
A congestion pricing proposal would have drivers pay $6.50 every time they enter a downtown zone.
Much of what government does is tax people to try to fix problems that government caused.
Undecided folks seem to be turning against the governor.
The list of candidates is released, but radio host Larry Elder is suing over his exclusion. (Updated: a judge ruled in Elder's favor.)