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  • How virus, racism devastated Latino farmworkers in California

    How virus, racism devastated Latino farmworkers in California

    CALEXICO, Calif. – José Alfredo Reyes’ wife and son pulled on personal protective gear and entered his San Diego hospital room. “Can you hear us?” Margarita Reyes said. Her husband’s eyes remained shut, but his body twitched. She leaned in low to his ear and told him that his elderly mother, his children and his […] More

  • California outlines path for sports fans and Disneyland — in concept

    California outlines path for sports fans and Disneyland — in concept

    Disneyland is in Orange County, which is still in the red tier, two levels away from where it would have to land for the theme park to reopen. | Chris Carlson/AP Photo By VICTORIA COLLIVER 10/20/2020 05:39 PM EDT Updated 10/20/2020 06:31 PM EDT 2020-10-20T06:31-0400 OAKLAND — California officials on Tuesday dangled the possibility of […] More

  • California wants court to force Republicans to divulge ballot box details

    California wants court to force Republicans to divulge ballot box details

    Xavier Becerra is escalating a standoff with the California GOP over the party’s ballot collection practices. | AP Photo OAKLAND — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is pursuing a court order to wring more information from the California Republican Party about its unofficial ballot collection boxes. Becerra wants the California GOP to share the locations […] More

  • Compton, California, launches guaranteed income program

    Compton, California, launches guaranteed income program

    CLOSE What would you do if the government gave you $1,000 per month? That’s what democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants. We explain UBI. USA TODAY The mayor of Compton announced Monday that the California city will be giving recurring cash payments to hundreds of its low-income residents starting later this year. The pilot program, […] More

  • Brian Wilson Wants ‘Absolutely Nothing To Do’ With Trump’s Beach Boys Stunt

    Brian Wilson Wants 'Absolutely Nothing To Do' With Trump's Beach Boys Stunt

    Beach Boys co-founders Brian Wilson and Al Jardine want fans to know they’re not part of a fundraising effort for President Donald Trump featuring the current incarnation of the band.   “We have absolutely nothing to do with the Trump benefit today in Newport Beach. Zero,” a spokesperson for the duo told Variety. “We didn’t even […] More

  • California allows Republican ballot boxes with safeguards

    California allows Republican ballot boxes with safeguards

    A California mail-in ballot shows the portion where the voter would have to authorize another person to deposit it on their behalf. | Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo By JEREMY B. WHITE 10/16/2020 02:52 PM EDT Updated 10/16/2020 06:52 PM EDT 2020-10-16T06:52-0400 OAKLAND — California officials lowered the temperature Friday in their legal standoff with the California […] More

  • Trump Administration Turns Down California’s Request For Wildfire Disaster Assistance

    Trump Administration Turns Down California's Request For Wildfire Disaster Assistance

    The Trump administration this week abruptly rejected California’s request for federal disaster relief funds to help residents affected by the Creek fire and a string of other devastating blazes that have ravaged the state. State officials received a rejection letter that gave no explanation for the rebuff, a spokesperson for the California Governor’s Office of […] More

  • California Republicans ‘off the rails’ with ‘fake’ ballot boxes

    California Republicans 'off the rails' with 'fake' ballot boxes

    Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks onstage during Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Annual Grants Banquet at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on July 31, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images SACRAMENTO — Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Thursday night that the state Republican Party is “off the rails” and doing a “stupid thing” by placing […] More

  • California Republicans spark national feud over ‘harvesting’ ballot boxes

    California Republicans spark national feud over 'harvesting' ballot boxes

    An official ballot drop box is seen Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Santa Clarita, Calif. | AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez By JEREMY B. WHITE 10/15/2020 06:00 PM EDT Updated 10/15/2020 09:01 PM EDT 2020-10-15T09:01-0400 OAKLAND — After assailing Democrats’ ballot-collecting efforts for years, California Republicans have pivoted to a new strategy: If you can’t stop […] More

  • Health Issues Surge As Wildfire Smoke Hits Millions In U.S.

    Health Issues Surge As Wildfire Smoke Hits Millions In U.S.

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergency room visits to spike and potentially thousands of deaths among the elderly and infirm, according to an Associated Press analysis of pollution […] More

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