California

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.

Hawaii shark attack victim ‘went out for one last swim’

Thomas Smiley seemingly could do anything and enjoyed everything.

California sues Trump administration to recover $1 billion high-speed rail grant

Lawsuit links decision to restrict state funding to Newsom’s criticism of Trump’s immigration plan

Trump administration ends $929-million pact to build California high-speed

Federal grants crucial to plan for 171-mile partial bullet-train segment from Bakersfield to Merced

Gavin Newsom to repurpose Schwarzenegger’s Capitol smoking tent

As Gavin Newsom’s team prepared for him to take office last fall, Ann O’Leary brought her two children with her to work.