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Postal workers sort parcels at Margaret L. Sellers Processing and Distribution Center at the USPS Carmel Mountain Post Office on May 14, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

‘Like Armageddon’: Rotting food, dead animals and chaos at postal facilities amid cutbacks

Six weeks ago, U.S. Postal Service workers in the Southern California high…

Postal workers sort parcels at Margaret L. Sellers Processing and Distribution Center at the USPS Carmel Mountain Post Office on May 14, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
In this file image from 2019, Former White House senior counselor to President Donald Trump Steve Bannon speaks to members of the media as he leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse after he testified at the Roger Stone trial. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

Steve Bannon is arrested and charged with fraud by federal prosecutors

Stephen K. Bannon, who guided President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign in its…

In this file image from 2019, Former White House senior counselor to President Donald Trump Steve Bannon speaks to members of the media as he leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse after he testified at the Roger Stone trial. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
California joins legal challenge against Trump administration over USPS reductions

California joins legal challenge against Trump administration over USPS reductions

Amid a growing outcry against cutbacks at the U.S. Postal Service, Postmaster…

California joins legal challenge against Trump administration over USPS reductions
Postmaster General Louis Dejoy arrives at a meeting at the office of Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on August 5, 2020. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

House to take up $25 billion bill for Postal Service, other fixes amid election uproar

The House will vote Saturday morning on a bill that would include…

Postmaster General Louis Dejoy arrives at a meeting at the office of Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on August 5, 2020. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speak after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University’s Health and PE Center on Sept. 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)

What California knows about Kamala Harris

More than any other vice presidential contender in a generation, Kamala Harris’…

Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speak after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University’s Health and PE Center on Sept. 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)
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Uber could halt service in California for months, chief says

Uber could shut down in California for several months if a court…

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U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks at her official launch rally for her campaign for President of the United States in 2020 on January 27, 2019 in Oakland. Harris was chosen as a running mate by former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday in his presidential run. (Photography by Christopher Victorio for SF Weekly)

Sen. Kamala Harris chosen as Joe Biden’s running mate

Joe Biden has chosen Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running…

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks at her official launch rally for her campaign for President of the United States in 2020 on January 27, 2019 in Oakland. Harris was chosen as a running mate by former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday in his presidential run. (Photography by Christopher Victorio for SF Weekly)
US Treasury Secretary Steven Terner Mnuchin argued that legislators should move quickly to approve a second stimulus check and other aid. (Shutterstock)

Senate plan would give you stimulus check but reduce unemployment benefits

You may get another $1,200 stimulus check, and perhaps a bonus if…

US Treasury Secretary Steven Terner Mnuchin argued that legislators should move quickly to approve a second stimulus check and other aid. (Shutterstock)
Protest was held in Los Angeles on Saturday July 25, 2020 in support if demonstrators in Portland. (Ringo Chiu/Shutterstock)

Portland protesters showered by tear gas again — and with solidarity from across the U.S.

The mood in downtown Portland, Ore., late Saturday evening was lively and…

Protest was held in Los Angeles on Saturday July 25, 2020 in support if demonstrators in Portland. (Ringo Chiu/Shutterstock)
Feds arrest alleged Chinese military scientist who hid at SF consulate

Feds arrest alleged Chinese military scientist who hid at SF consulate

A former University of California, Davis researcher accused of concealing her identity…

Feds arrest alleged Chinese military scientist who hid at SF consulate
The Chinese Consulate at 1450 Laguna St. is thought to have been providing a safe harbor for Chinese national Tang Juan since shortly after FBI agents interviewed her on June 20, according to federal prosecutors. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Accused military scientist hides out at SF’s Chinese Consulate, feds say

A former UC Davis researcher charged with fraud for allegedly concealing her…

The Chinese Consulate at 1450 Laguna St. is thought to have been providing a safe harbor for Chinese national Tang Juan since shortly after FBI agents interviewed her on June 20, according to federal prosecutors. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Protesters march against police brutality for the 50th day in a row, on July 16, 2020, at Portland, Oregon’s Federal Courthouse and are met with tear gas and “less-lethal” munitions and many arrests. (John Rudoff/Sipa USA/TNS)

U.S. Attorney for Oregon requests investigation into arrests of Portland protesters

As arrests of Portland protesters by unidentified federal agents gained national attention…

Protesters march against police brutality for the 50th day in a row, on July 16, 2020, at Portland, Oregon’s Federal Courthouse and are met with tear gas and “less-lethal” munitions and many arrests. (John Rudoff/Sipa USA/TNS)
A general view of Harvard University campus is seen on April 22, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sought a court order to stop the U.S. from enforcing new visa guidelines that would cast international students out of the country if schools offer only online classes. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/TNS)

US backs down in fight with Harvard, MIT over student visas

The U.S. backed down from a high-profile confrontation with two elite universities…

A general view of Harvard University campus is seen on April 22, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sought a court order to stop the U.S. from enforcing new visa guidelines that would cast international students out of the country if schools offer only online classes. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/TNS)
Supreme Court deals Trump a defeat, upholds demand for his tax returns

Supreme Court deals Trump a defeat, upholds demand for his tax returns

By David G. Savage Los Angeles Times The Supreme Court dealt President…

Supreme Court deals Trump a defeat, upholds demand for his tax returns
Supreme Court clears the way for religious employers to avoid birth control coverage

Supreme Court clears the way for religious employers to avoid birth control coverage

By David G. Savage Los Angeles Times The Supreme Court on Wednesday…

Supreme Court clears the way for religious employers to avoid birth control coverage
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the briefing room at the White House on July 2, 2020 in Washington, DC. A group of Californian Republican’s are raising money against Trump. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America/TNS)

Group of veteran California Republicans will campaign against Trump and senators who back him

By Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee Now that the Lincoln Project has…

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the briefing room at the White House on July 2, 2020 in Washington, DC. A group of Californian Republican’s are raising money against Trump. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America/TNS)
A Los Angeles family, wearing protective masks, walk to the grocery store while walking by the Staples Center on Thursday. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday warned Californians to be vigilant as the state sees a surge in COVID-19 cases. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Newsom asks Californians to ‘be more vigilant’ as state sees record-breaking coronavirus cases

California has seen a 29 percent increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the past 14 days

A Los Angeles family, wearing protective masks, walk to the grocery store while walking by the Staples Center on Thursday. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday warned Californians to be vigilant as the state sees a surge in COVID-19 cases. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Californians must wear face masks in public under coronavirus order issued by Newsom

Californians must wear face masks in public under coronavirus order issued by Newsom

By Phil Willon Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered…

Californians must wear face masks in public under coronavirus order issued by Newsom
U.S. Supreme Court says Trump’s decision to end DACA was unlawful

U.S. Supreme Court says Trump’s decision to end DACA was unlawful

By David G. Savage Los Angeles Times In a striking rebuke to…

U.S. Supreme Court says Trump’s decision to end DACA was unlawful
PG&E crews work to replace telephone poles that were burned by the Camp Fire on Billie Road in the town of Paradise in Butte County on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, more than a week after the fire broke out. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

PG&E pleads guilty to 85 criminal charges for Camp Fire, deadliest in California history

By Dale Kasler The Sacramento Bee The names were read aloud, their…

PG&E crews work to replace telephone poles that were burned by the Camp Fire on Billie Road in the town of Paradise in Butte County on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, more than a week after the fire broke out. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)