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‘Manholes’ are out as Berkeley removes gender-specific language from city code

City Council votes to replace terms in the city’s municipal code with gender-neutral words.

House votes to raise federal minimum wage

The House voted to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour incrementally over six years

Trump says US shot down Iranian drone near Strait of Hormuz

The U.S. shot down and “immediately destroyed” an Iranian drone that approached the USS Boxer

WHO declares Ebola in Congo an international health emergency

The World Health Organization, or WHO, has declared the latest Ebola outbreak in Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”

California doesn’t have enough doctors. To recruit them, the state is paying off medical school debt

By Melody Gutierrez, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bryan Ruiz’s hands…

We taste-tested 13 hard seltzers so you don’t have to

By Bethany Ao, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Ah, summer. The season…

House Judiciary authorizes subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions and 10 others

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee authorized 12 more subpoenas Thursday related…

DDT contaminants in marine mammals may threaten California condor recovery

The California condor’s dramatic recovery from near-extinction was aided by removal of toxic substances from the land,which accumulated in animals whose carrion they ate.

Immigrant advocates and Democrats decry renewed threat of ICE raids

President Donald Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency could target thousands of immigrantfamilies across the United States

Can I collect from a car wash collision?

This week’s question comes from Karen in the East Bay, who writes:…

US wants to dump 1.5 tons of rat poison pellets on Farallon Islands. Biologists say it’s for the best

For most humans, life on these jagged islands off the coast of San Francisco would be a nightmare.

House Judiciary Committee to vote on subpoenas on family separation order

The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled for Thursday a vote on a resolution that would authorize the issuing ofsubpoenas to current and former White House officials who participated in the 2018 decisions over the “zero tolerance” policy.

In the Mojave Desert, earthquakes give California a new tourist attraction

Christian Flores had traveled more than 200 miles, from San Diego to the Mojave Desert, to visit the latest Southern California tourist attraction.

Spending, legal hoops ahead for Trump on census question

Warming up for the next round of the fight over adding a citizenship question on the 2020 census after setbacks in the courts, the Trump administration faces numerous hurdles.

Tom Steyer joins swarm of Democrats running for president

California billionaire and activist Tom Steyer launched his long-shot presidential campaign Tuesday morning.

Gun groups sue over California law banning firearms sales to those under 21

By Patrick McGreevy,Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gun owner groups have…

Berkeley can warn consumers of cellphone radiation, court decides

SAN FRANCISCO — A divided federal appeals court decided Tuesday that a…

Trump administration abruptly gives up fight over census citizenship question

An email announced the decision to begin printing census forms without the controversial question.

Detainees held for prolonged periods at temporary California facility, Border Patrol says

By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Immigration detainees are…

California could become first state to protect natural black hair from discrimination

This includes bans on certain hairstyles, such as Afros, braids, twists, cornrows and dreadlocks.