California

In this handout image provided by the California Department of Corrections, convicted murderer Scott Peterson poses for a mug shot March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi sentenced Peterson to death March 16 for murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn child. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)

Prosecutors to retry penalty phase of Scott Peterson trial

2003 discovery of Laci Peterson’s body led to sensational high-profile murder trial of husband

In this handout image provided by the California Department of Corrections, convicted murderer Scott Peterson poses for a mug shot March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi sentenced Peterson to death March 16 for murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn child. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)
The main entrance to Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Voting rights of seniors, disabled must be protected

Coronavirus pandemic adds new challenges for accessing the polls

The main entrance to Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
There are ways to determine the authenticity of California ballot boxes that are being used in the November 2020 election. (Courtesy photo)

Be sure to use an official ballot drop box when voting

California’s Secretary of State offers an online list of locations

There are ways to determine the authenticity of California ballot boxes that are being used in the November 2020 election. (Courtesy photo)
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Newsom says California will review FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines before releasing to public

By Taryn Luna Los Angeles Times California will review the safety of…

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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…

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)
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…

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)
An official mail-in ballot drop box is posted outside of a library ahead of Election Day on October 5, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/TNS)

California elections officials order GOP to immediately remove unofficial ballot boxes

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

An official mail-in ballot drop box is posted outside of a library ahead of Election Day on October 5, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/TNS)
Gov. Gavin Newsom (left) named Martin Jenkins (right) to the California Supreme Court on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

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

Gov. Gavin Newsom (left) named Martin Jenkins (right) to the California Supreme Court on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (Courtesy photo)
Smoke from the Glass Fire rises from the hills on September 27, 2020 in Calistoga, CA. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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…

Smoke from the Glass Fire rises from the hills on September 27, 2020 in Calistoga, CA. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
On September 29, 2020, in Angwin, California, a firefighter stands amid smoke during a lull in the fire with little wind as the Glass fire continues. (Paul Kuroda/Zuma Press/TNS)

Red flag warning reissued in Glass Fire burn zone

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

On September 29, 2020, in Angwin, California, a firefighter stands amid smoke during a lull in the fire with little wind as the Glass fire continues. (Paul Kuroda/Zuma Press/TNS)
Wildfires and smoke-filled air have become increasingly common in California in recent years. (Shutterstock)

California can do better on climate

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

Wildfires and smoke-filled air have become increasingly common in California in recent years. (Shutterstock)
Prop. 22 puts health of Lyft, Uber drivers at risk

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

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

Prop. 22 puts health of Lyft, Uber drivers at risk
San Francisco cab drivers are required to provide a urine specimen every year if they want to keep their permits. (Screenshot/SFMTA website)

A birthday present from the SFMTA

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

San Francisco cab drivers are required to provide a urine specimen every year if they want to keep their permits. (Screenshot/SFMTA website)
A US Flag flaps in the wind as the Shady Fire impacts structures along CA-12 on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 in Santa Rosa, CA. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

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

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

A US Flag flaps in the wind as the Shady Fire impacts structures along CA-12 on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 in Santa Rosa, CA. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday will make it easier to win approval for projects such as protected bike lanes, pedestrian safety improvements and light rail and bus lanes. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

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

A bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday will make it easier to win approval for projects such as protected bike lanes, pedestrian safety improvements and light rail and bus lanes. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Nearly 50,000 facing evacuations as fires besiege California wine country

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

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

Nearly 50,000 facing evacuations as fires besiege California wine country
The Sierra Club honored its founder John Muir with this painting but also renounced his racist writings this year. (Courtesy photo)

Bring on the map makeover

White supremacists’ names being removed from parks and monuments

The Sierra Club honored its founder John Muir with this painting but also renounced his racist writings this year. (Courtesy photo)
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Newsom orders 2035 phaseout of gas-powered vehicles, calls for fracking ban

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

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Judge will rule later this week on shortening time frame for U.S. census data collection

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…

Judge will rule later this week on shortening time frame for U.S. census data collection
California halting new unemployment claims for 2 weeks during ‘reset’ with staff, technology

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