California

Trump backs off threat to audit California wildfire fighting agreement

A growing dispute between the Trump administration and California firefighting agencies over millions of dollars in back pay has ended.

LA police embedded informant at 2017 church protests against Donald Trump

On four separate occasions in October 2017, the informant entered Echo Park United Methodist Church with a hidden recorder.

‘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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

U.S. Supreme Court blocks citizenship question on census — for now

Final outcome unclear after justices send issue back to Commerce Department for further explanation

‘Chicano’ and the fight for identity

By Dorany Pineda, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Joe Rodriguez was…

From wasp nest to California’s biggest fire

By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times All he wanted to do was…

D-Day still calls to them, 75 years later

They’re invading Normandy again, 75 years after D-Day. So much has changed. One thing hasn’t.

Months after Camp fire, 2 more victims are identified

By Javier Panzar, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Butte County officials…

State, SF team up to block rule allowing healthcare providers to claim religious exemptions

Federal regulation would take away funding for states that don’t comply

San Francisco residents get a chance to see Democratic presidential candidates up close

California Democratic Party Organizing Convention kicks off Friday in The City

Pelosi slams Facebook over doctored video

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharply criticized Facebook for not taking down a doctored video of her.

U.S. failing the West when it comes to preventing wildfires

President Donald Trump has laid the blame for out-of-control California wildfires on the state’s “gross mismanagement” of its forests.