California

Flames and smoke overtake a tree as the LNU Lightning Complex fire spreads in Fairfield, California on August 19, 2020. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Many wildfires near full containment, but officials fear continuing hot weather

By Molly Burke The Sacramento Bee Thousands of firefighters continue to battle…

 

Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters from Northern and Southern California on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire as it continues to burn. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)

Trump administration blocks California wildfire relief

By Andrew J. Campa Los Angeles Times The Trump administration has rejected…

 

California elections officials order GOP to immediately remove unofficial ballot boxes

By John Myers and Stephanie Lai Los Angeles Times California’s attorney general…

 

Newsom picks first openly gay man to serve on state Supreme Court

SF native Martin Jenkins third black man ever to serve on high court, first appointed since 1981

Evacuation order lifted for City of Calistoga as Glass Fire reaches 17 percent containment

The evacuation order covering the City of Calistoga that was issued six…

Red flag warning reissued in Glass Fire burn zone

By Vincent Moleski and Molly Burke The Sacramento Bee Oct. 3—Nearly 4…

California can do better on climate

By Scott Wiener The night of August 29, 2018 capped off a…

Prop. 22 puts health of Lyft, Uber drivers at risk

Sneaky wording in ballot initiative would leave gig economy workers in the lurch

A birthday present from the SFMTA

Drug test needed to renew a cab permit is humiliating, demeaning

Glass Fire tops 42,000 acres, but milder weather helps fight

The Glass Fire remained at 0 percent containment Tuesday evening, but there…

New law makes sustainable transit easier, faster and cheaper to implement

SB 288 will add a number of climate-friendly infrastructure projects to CEQA exemption list

Nearly 50,000 facing evacuations as fires besiege California wine country

By Luke Money, Anita Chabria, Rong-Gong Lin II and Hayley Smith Los…

Bring on the map makeover

White supremacists’ names being removed from parks and monuments

Newsom orders 2035 phaseout of gas-powered vehicles, calls for fracking ban

By Phil Willon, Tony Barboza Los Angeles Times Emphasizing that California must…

Judge will rule later this week on shortening time frame for U.S. census data collection

A federal judge in San Jose heard arguments Tuesday on a preliminary…

California halting new unemployment claims for 2 weeks during ‘reset’ with staff, technology

By Adam Ashton The Sacramento Bee California will not accept new unemployment…

California’s troubled unemployment agency needs immediate overhaul, report says

By Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times California’s antiquated unemployment benefits system requires…

I Drive SF: San Francisco will always get the taxi service it deserves

As rideshare companies face increased regulation, voters will weigh in on what they want

Bill rehousing transgender inmates moves to Newsom’s desk

State Sen. Scott Wiener and advocates urge the passing of “life-saving” legislation

In California, Trump continues to deny climate change is real: ‘It will start getting cooler’

By Evan Halper, Noah Bierman Los Angeles Times As wildfires raging through…