A new ordinance passed by the city's Board of Supervisors allows police to request live access to private security cameras even for misdemeanor violations.
An emphasis on corruption and enforcement downplays the very real influence of regulation and taxes on California's booming black market.
Messy, dueling ballot initiatives await voters in November.
A live Reason discussion about how libertarians should think about the country's most controversial governor.
The proposed policy was offensive to property rights and disincentivized construction. The mayor's rejection of it shows the state's increasing interest in allowing more building.
The state's $9.5 billion Better for Families program will provide checks of up to $1,050 to state residents to stem the rising costs of living.
A never-before-used state law might make his plans bulletproof.
The market already is moving in the EV direction, so the state should just let companies do their thing.
Where have we heard before about government councils dictating terms to nominally private enterprise?
Wonderful news for California's economy and consumers!
Amid a heat wave, warnings were sent out not to recharge electric vehicles during peak hours.
If AB 2098 is signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, it should face a First Amendment challenge.
Some candidates, like Arizona's Blake Masters, have quietly removed abortion restriction initiatives from their campaign websites.
California's cities require developers to include a minimum number of parking spaces in their projects, regardless of whether those spaces are in demand. A state bill would change that.
Orange County Settles With Woman Whose Baby Died After Authorities Stopped at Starbucks Before Hospital
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The California Environmental Quality Act gives everyone the right to delay the approval of new housing. The Golden State's NIMBY activists are happy to exercise that right.
The state is prioritizing harm-reduction approaches for drug users. That's great. So why are lawmakers taking a maximalist approach to punishing smokers?
If the Golden State wants to convert to electrical vehicles, it better start embracing nuclear power.
The California governor argued that the bill could lead to "a world of unintended consequences."
In the Bay Area and in Los Angeles County, authorities are quickly learning there's little public will to follow their mandates.
New court documents show that the FBI planned for months to seize and forfeit property found inside safe deposit boxes in an L.A. raid under the pretext of doing an inventory.
That's illegal, says a new suit filed on Thursday.
State housing officials have launched a first-ever investigation of the city's housing policies and practices, setting the stage for far more sweeping interventions.
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New housing construction for 1,100 UC Berkeley students and 125 homeless people was paused Wednesday in response to protests.
Lawmakers claimed they were just banning marketing guns to kids.
Supervised facilities aim to make a dent in the dramatic increase in overdose deaths.
They're trying to pressure the federal government into getting organized about vaccines.
If Newsom wants to pick a fight with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, he should try a different topic.
The city halted its practice of fining graffitied businesses during the pandemic. But now it's firing up its enforcement machine again.
The Senate majority leader’s marijuana bill would pile on more taxes and regulations, despite years of complaints about the barriers they create.
Federal prosecutors want to keep key details about the planning and execution of the March 2021 raid at U.S. Private Vaults out of the public's sight.
The mayor vetoed a controversial ordinance that would have legalized more types of housing on paper while making it harder to build in practice.
Both laws seek to evade judicial review by delegating enforcement exclusively to private parties.
A Black Family's Property Was Seized via Eminent Domain. A Century Later, Their Descendants Just Got It Back.
Segregation-era racists tried to drive the Bruces away from their own beachfront property. When intimidation didn't work, they resorted to the power of the state.
Conservatives' guiding principle should always be less government control, not more.
The terrible consequences of A.B. 5 keep coming.
The bill makes little note of parents' ability to control their own children's social media access.
An earlier draft of the bill, favored by the Los Angeles Times, would have required the labels be huge, with 12-point font and yellow backgrounds.
Several states are retaining subjective criteria for carry permits or imposing new restrictions on gun possession.