California

If you're living at home with your parents, we want to hear from you. What are your top reasons for doing it? How do your parents feel about it?

from Greater LA

California Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed 18 housing bills to boost production of affordable housing.  These include a bill that limit cities’ ability to block new…

from Design and Architecture

Sources of so-called “forever chemicals” are all around us: non-stick frying pans, water-resistant clothing and carpeting, food packaging.

‘Forever chemicals’ discovered in California’s water supply

Sources of so-called “forever chemicals” are all around us: non-stick frying pans, water-resistant clothing and carpeting, food packaging.

from Greater LA

Gavin Newsom wrapped up his first legislative session as governor of California on Sunday night by signing or vetoing the last few bills on his desk.

What is Newsom’s governing style -- based on bills he signed?

Gavin Newsom wrapped up his first legislative session as governor of California on Sunday night by signing or vetoing the last few bills on his desk.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

You’ve probably heard of César Chávez, the Mexican American labor organizer whose activism in Central California led to the creation of the United Farm Workers union.

The history of Filipino organizing in California

You’ve probably heard of César Chávez, the Mexican American labor organizer whose activism in Central California led to the creation of the United Farm Workers union.

from Greater LA

Due to Santa Ana winds, gusts in some parts of LA could top 60 mph. Power lines could fall down and set things on fire.

Utilities cut off power as a wildfire precaution

Due to Santa Ana winds, gusts in some parts of LA could top 60 mph. Power lines could fall down and set things on fire.

from Greater LA

Multiple fires are blazing across the state, including the Saddleridge fire that broke out on Thursday. It’s moving fast in the San Fernando Valley.

How evacuees are coping with the Saddleridge fire

Multiple fires are blazing across the state, including the Saddleridge fire that broke out on Thursday. It’s moving fast in the San Fernando Valley.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

PG&E says the decision to unplug some customers' power "was based on forecasts of dry, windy weather including potential fire risk." California is at the peak of its wildfire season.

Power is gradually restored to thousands of Californians after 2nd day of outages

PG&E says the decision to unplug some customers' power "was based on forecasts of dry, windy weather including potential fire risk." California is at the peak of its wildfire season.

from NPR

Federal agents raided four addiction treatment centers in Southern California this week: three in LA and one in Orange County.

Drug addiction treatment in the US: unregulated, expensive, no guarantees

Federal agents raided four addiction treatment centers in Southern California this week: three in LA and one in Orange County.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hundreds of thousands of people in Northern California are without electricity right now.

PG&E’s scheduled blackouts generate heavy criticism

Hundreds of thousands of people in Northern California are without electricity right now.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nestled between two Bay Area highways is a capital of hip-hop.

Home of ‘hyphy’

Nestled between two Bay Area highways is a capital of hip-hop.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

As millennials and those in Generation Z continue to move to densely populated urban centers, they’re finding new ways to afford them. That’s why co-living is getting more popular.

In pricey LA, living with strangers gains popularity

As millennials and those in Generation Z continue to move to densely populated urban centers, they’re finding new ways to afford them. That’s why co-living is getting more popular.

from Greater LA

The new law will make it easier for people to access PrEP and PEP medications without needing to see a doctor or get insurance authorization first.

California to make HIV prevention drugs available without a prescription

The new law will make it easier for people to access PrEP and PEP medications without needing to see a doctor or get insurance authorization first.

from NPR

We reported last week about what it’s like    to own an EV    and be a renter in Los Angeles. We got a lot of questions and comments.

EV charging in LA: Your questions answered

We reported last week about what it’s like to own an EV and be a renter in Los Angeles. We got a lot of questions and comments.

from Greater LA

The mayor of Idyllwild, a small town in the San Jacinto, is very busy.

Mayor Max: top dog of Idyllwild

The mayor of Idyllwild, a small town in the San Jacinto, is very busy.

from Greater LA

More than 600,000 people in Northern California could find themselves without electricity starting Wednesday.

Utility companies might cut off your power this week due to winds and wildfire risks

More than 600,000 people in Northern California could find themselves without electricity starting Wednesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Right now, there’s a lot of tension around immigration and the border, but could something as simple as a taco be a unifier, especially on National Taco Day (Friday)?

Tacos: the one thing we can agree on in a divided U.S.

Right now, there’s a lot of tension around immigration and the border, but could something as simple as a taco be a unifier, especially on National Taco Day (Friday)?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There’s a lot of tension around immigration and the border, but could something as simple as a taco be a unifier, especially on this National Taco Day?

Tacos: the one thing we can agree on in a divided U.S.

There’s a lot of tension around immigration and the border, but could something as simple as a taco be a unifier, especially on this National Taco Day?

California’s healthcare system wouldn’t function without the contributions of people born abroad.

Immigrants offer a healing touch

California’s healthcare system wouldn’t function without the contributions of people born abroad.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Climate change is threatening the supply of avocados. So scientists in Mexico and the U.S. have now mapped the DNA of several popular varieties of avocados, include Hass.

Engineering avocados that withstand global warming

Climate change is threatening the supply of avocados. So scientists in Mexico and the U.S. have now mapped the DNA of several popular varieties of avocados, include Hass.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand