California Lawmakers Challenge Police Lethal Force Standard After Stephon Clark Shooting
The measure would permit police officers to open fire only when there is no other alternative to prevent injury or death.
California ICE Spokesperson Quits Over 'Misleading' Arrest Claims
The feud between California and the Trump administration grows as the president visits the California-Mexico border to inspect wall prototypes.
Department of Justice Sues California For Immigrant Sanctuary Policies
The suit is the latest salvo in an escalating feud between the Trump administration and jurisdictions that limit cooperation with federal immigration officials.
Campaign Aims to Give California Public University Students Full Access to Reproductive Care
The justCARE campaign introduced legislation that would improve access to medication abortion for public university students.
California Man Charged With Assault After Driving Car Into Immigrant Justice Protest
Police say Daniel Weznek wasn’t trying to hurt anyone when he drove through a protest. Activists disagree.
California's Top Judge Stands Against Cash Bail Practices
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye: “I support the conclusion that California’s current pre-trial system unnecessarily compromises victim and public safety.”
California Communities Sue 37 Energy Companies for Negligence
The suits accuse Exxon, Shell and others of contributing to sea level rise in the coastal municipalities.
This Study Found That as Immigration Increases, Violent Crime Decreases
Researchers examined crime rates in California, where the majority of residents are people of color.
What Do the Most Polluted U.S. Cities Look Like?
Hint: They’re all in California, with large Latinx populations.
The California Drought Is Technically Over, But Likely Not Forever
Four counties remain in a state of emergency, and three are inhabited mostly by people of color.
California Environmentalists Disrupt Public Meeting on Proposed Power Plant
“No more power plants,” the group of nearly 30 chanted. “We say no.”
The Biggest Environmental Justice Wins of 2016
It was the year three California counties banned fracking, a tribe beat big oil and more.
READ: Killer Mike on How to Bring More Black People Into Medical Marijuana Boom
State-level marijuana legality reforms often don’t help African Americans who are frozen out of dispensary ownership. The rapper partners with scholar Erik Nielson for a new Rolling Stone essay that breaks down how to fix the disparity.
Police Say California Mosque Stabbing Is Possible Hate Crime
John Henry Matteson was apprehended shortly after he allegedly stabbed a worshipper outside a Simi Valley mosque.
The Climate Win This Election That No One Is Talking About
In California, one county passed a ban against fracking.
Senate Will Soon Have Four Times as Many Women of Color
Kamala Harris, Tammy Duckworth and Catherine Cortez Masto won crucial elections and will join Mazie Hirono in the upper legislative house next year.
For the Sake of Our Children, Families and Communities, We Must Legalize Marijuana
On November 8, Californians will vote on Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Here’s why this groundbreaking law should matter to everyone.
READ: 8 Years After Chemical Leak, Residents Still Pushing for Compensation
In Eight Mile, Alabama, residents face nosebleeds, seizures and headaches—and no one’s done anything to fix it.
California Proposal Set to Protect Latinx Schoolchildren From Nearby Pesticides
The public has until November 17 to submit comments. The rule would go into effect in October 2017.
For Some California Kids, Back-to-School Means Back To The Dangers of Fracking Wells
With a pending lawsuit, one father is taking action against his community’s growing health crisis.