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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.

Alabama pregnant woman shot in the stomach indicted in fetus’ death while shooter goes free

By Jessica Schladebeck, New York Daily News An Alabama woman shot in…

Supreme Court’s approval of partisan gerrymandering raises 2020 election stakes

The four liberal justices dissented, warning that new tech has made partisan gerrymandering easier

Trump 5G push could hamper forecasting of deadly storms

Storm warnings could be a thing of the past if FCC auctions off radio frequency bands

In California, ‘home school charters’ let families use state dollars to buy Disneyland tickets and more

A handful of schools give families as much as $3,200 a year to spend from a list of approved vendors

Supreme Court says law imposing extra prison time for ‘crimes of violence’ is too vague

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a…

As first debate nears, Democratic National Committee is still wrestling with demons of 2016

WASHINGTON — Struggling presidential hopefuls won’t be the only ones looking for…

Does this vaccine bill go too far? Concerned families say they’ll leave California if it passes

By Hannah Wiley, The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Orange County mom…

Drug users armed with naloxone double as medics on streets of San Francisco

By Brian Rinker, Kaiser Health News SAN FRANCISCO — The man was…

Has Hong Kong already lost its battle against Chinese authority?

BEIJING —They are calling it Hong Kong’s “last battle” — a David vs. Goliath struggle to prevent China from encroaching on the city’s freedoms and autonomy.

Cannabis banking bill may falter again despite state support

By Sophie Quinton, WASHINGTON — Many state leaders are hoping the…