California

The Supreme Court. (Ihsanyildizli/E+/Getty Images/TNS)

Lawmakers spar in Supreme Court case on nonprofit donor disclosure

Todd Ruger CQ-Roll Call The Supreme Court was set to hear arguments…

The Supreme Court. (Ihsanyildizli/E+/Getty Images/TNS)
Oil wells just north of the town of McKittrick in the heart of California oil country.(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom bans new California fracking permits starting in 2024

Phil Willon and Taryn Luna Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom on…

Oil wells just north of the town of McKittrick in the heart of California oil country.(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Former California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, left, shown here in 2015, has been chosen by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as the state’s new attorney general. Bonta was confirmed Thursday. State Sen. Ed Hernandez is at right. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Rob Bonta is confirmed as California attorney general

Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times The state Legislature confirmed Democratic Assemblyman Rob…

Former California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, left, shown here in 2015, has been chosen by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as the state’s new attorney general. Bonta was confirmed Thursday. State Sen. Ed Hernandez is at right. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Students walk around campus near the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University. (Steven Ho/Special to S.F. Examiner)

California’s massive UC and Cal State systems plan to require COVID-19 vaccinations this fall

Nina Agrawal, Teresa Watanabe, Colleen Shalby Los Angeles Times The University of…

Students walk around campus near the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University. (Steven Ho/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A kit to build an AR-15 costs less than $350. (Shutterstock)

What’s the impact of Biden’s executive actions in the wake of mass shootings?

Circulation and use of ghost guns should decrease in California

A kit to build an AR-15 costs less than $350. (Shutterstock)
Winemaker Drew Nenow says he believes in exposing “the truth of the fruit.” (Courtesy photo)

Drew Nenow’s wines honor family and Paso Robles terroir

Vintner produces high-quality Rhone blends and varietals

Winemaker Drew Nenow says he believes in exposing “the truth of the fruit.” (Courtesy photo)
Tenants’ rights laws are often mysterious and written in language that confuses. (Shutterstock)

It’s not a good time to be a bad landlord

Tenant Relief Act, at last, is one positive thing for renters

Tenants’ rights laws are often mysterious and written in language that confuses. (Shutterstock)
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Language and technology barriers limit access to state rental relief program

Housing activists in San Francisco called on California officials Tuesday to make…

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It would be good for The City’s businesses if a person taking a break in a parklet could legally have a drink. <ins>(S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>

I love drinking outdoors

Now’s the time to update California’s laws about alcohol consumption

It would be good for The City’s businesses if a person taking a break in a parklet could legally have a drink. <ins>(S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>
Distance learning has been difficult for some students during the 2020-21 school year. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

What are parents’ rights regarding children’s education during COVID?

State laws offer little detailed guidance for unprecedented times

Distance learning has been difficult for some students during the 2020-21 school year. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
Aseembly Bill 20 seeks to limit the influence of corporations on politics by prohibiting them from contributing to candidates running for public office at both the state and local level in California. (Shutterstock)

Will our lawmakers have the courage to sponsor campaign finance reform?

By Jackie Fielder Corporations are not charitable organizations. They have a fiduciary…

Aseembly Bill 20 seeks to limit the influence of corporations on politics by prohibiting them from contributing to candidates running for public office at both the state and local level in California. (Shutterstock)
Dean Preston, pictured at a campaign rally in 2020, introduced a resolution to the Board of Supervisors backing Assembly Bill 20. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Supes back bill banning corporate campaign contributions

AB 20 would prohibit businesses from donating directly to political candidates

Dean Preston, pictured at a campaign rally in 2020, introduced a resolution to the Board of Supervisors backing Assembly Bill 20. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Pedestrian safety will increase by improving streets and dropping the speed limit as well as revising jaywalking laws.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Just what exactly will the Freedom to Walk Act do?

Decriminalizing jaywalking is fine, but pedestrian safety remains an issue

Pedestrian safety will increase by improving streets and dropping the speed limit as well as revising jaywalking laws.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
As more and more people continue to get vaccinated, California’s COVID restrictions are loosening, allowing more people to gather. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Indoor events can return in California later this month as COVID-19 conditions improve

By Luke Money Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — California will allow…

As more and more people continue to get vaccinated, California’s COVID restrictions are loosening, allowing more people to gather. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein became California’s longest-serving U.S. senator Sunday. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images/TNS)

Dianne Feinstein becomes California’s longest-serving US senator

Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Sunday became the…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein became California’s longest-serving U.S. senator Sunday. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images/TNS)
Jaywalking is a common sight in San Francisco, but it can carry large fines and consequences, especially for low income residents and people of color. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco lawmaker says jaywalking shouldn’t be a crime

Assemblymember Phil Ting introduces legislation to decriminalize certain street crossings

Jaywalking is a common sight in San Francisco, but it can carry large fines and consequences, especially for low income residents and people of color. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kenneth Humphrey smiles while speaking with members of the media alongside his attorney Anita Nabha following his release on bail in 2018. Humphreys’ case has proved pivotal to criminal justice reform in California, as it helped bring about a reassessment of how the state handles bail. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

CA Supreme Court rules judges must consider defendant’s ability to pay bail

The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in favor of upholding a…

Kenneth Humphrey smiles while speaking with members of the media alongside his attorney Anita Nabha following his release on bail in 2018. Humphreys’ case has proved pivotal to criminal justice reform in California, as it helped bring about a reassessment of how the state handles bail. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, left, pictured in 2015, has been chosen by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as the state’s new attorney general; State Sen. Ed Hernandez is at right. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Rob Bonta, San Francisco Bay Area Democratic lawmaker, appointed California attorney general

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday appointed Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta as California…

California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, left, pictured in 2015, has been chosen by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as the state’s new attorney general; State Sen. Ed Hernandez is at right. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Hundreds of students take to the streets as part of a youth organized climate strike on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SB 260 is the right law at the right time

By Kalpana Narlikar The Climate Corporate Accountability Act (SB 260) was introduced…

Hundreds of students take to the streets as part of a youth organized climate strike on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
When development plans for a mall in Elk Grove didn’t pan out after more than a decade, another project to build a casino is in the works. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

The tale of the ghost mall in Elk Grove

Doomed development makes way for a casino

When development plans for a mall in Elk Grove didn’t pan out after more than a decade, another project to build a casino is in the works. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>