California

Former Congresswoman Katie Hill, a Democrat from Santa Clarita, surprised political watchers by flipping the longtime Republican district in 2018.

California district attorneys are using an algorithm to expunge some 85,000 marijuana-related convictions. The tech identifies eligible cases, allowing prosecutors to comply with Prop 64.

from NPR

Los Angeles and 14 other California counties are rolling out changes for voters ahead of the state’s March 3 primary.

New rules for California primary voting

Los Angeles and 14 other California counties are rolling out changes for voters ahead of the state’s March 3 primary.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“We think the state will add about 300 new license stores and delivery services in 2020, and that's adding to the 600 that already exist.

California’s cannabis economy and job market will grow in 2020

“We think the state will add about 300 new license stores and delivery services in 2020, and that's adding to the 600 that already exist.

from KCRW Features

A well-considered guide to coaching is taking some of the tyranny out of youth sports.

Little League wisdom

A well-considered guide to coaching is taking some of the tyranny out of youth sports.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The bill's sponsor says he was "disturbed by the striking parallels" between the treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and current U.S. immigration policy.

California lawmakers expected to apologize for U.S. internment of Japanese Americans

The bill's sponsor says he was "disturbed by the striking parallels" between the treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and current U.S. immigration policy.

from NPR

Today at 12:15 PM, Pete Buttigieg is participating in a town hall at USC Bovard Auditorium. He also has an evening fundraiser for his campaign.

Feb. 20: Buttigieg at USC

Today at 12:15 PM, Pete Buttigieg is participating in a town hall at USC Bovard Auditorium. He also has an evening fundraiser for his campaign.

from News Stories

Bayard Rustin, a member of the LGBTQ community, was posthumously pardoned by Governor Newsom two weeks ago. In 1953, he was arrested in Pasadena for having sex in a parked car.

Remembering civil rights activist Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin, a member of the LGBTQ community, was posthumously pardoned by Governor Newsom two weeks ago. In 1953, he was arrested in Pasadena for having sex in a parked car.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Influence of Sunset Magazine in California and the West 
  
  Sunset magazine was launched in 1898 by the Southern Pacific Railroad to lure Easterners to California. In the late…

Sunset Magazine: “The Bible of Western Living”

The Influence of Sunset Magazine in California and the West Sunset magazine was launched in 1898 by the Southern Pacific Railroad to lure Easterners to California. In the late…

from Design and Architecture

"It is important to know that these people being released from quarantine pose no health risk to the surrounding community," a CDC press officer said in a statement to NPR.

Coronavirus update: 346 Americans emerge from quarantine at California military bases

"It is important to know that these people being released from quarantine pose no health risk to the surrounding community," a CDC press officer said in a statement to NPR.

from NPR

LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey this week dismissed 66,000 marijuana-related convictions in the county.

‘Isn’t just a matter of waving a wand’: Jackie Lacey on weed conviction dismissals

LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey this week dismissed 66,000 marijuana-related convictions in the county.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Sacramento-based newspaper giant McClatchy filed for bankruptcy today. This could affect several newspapers in California, including the Sacramento Bee.

McClatchy files for bankruptcy: The latest hollowing out of journalism

The Sacramento-based newspaper giant McClatchy filed for bankruptcy today. This could affect several newspapers in California, including the Sacramento Bee.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

You are cleared for takeoff now, but come October the government may deem you too big a risk to fly.

Let’s get real about Real ID

You are cleared for takeoff now, but come October the government may deem you too big a risk to fly.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

On a recent Sunday, a couple hundred people raised their hands at a worship service at Scripps College, where the choir forewent traditional hymnals to sing Beyonce’s chart-topping…

Beyonce Mass: Worship service centers on spirituality of black women

On a recent Sunday, a couple hundred people raised their hands at a worship service at Scripps College, where the choir forewent traditional hymnals to sing Beyonce’s chart-topping…

from Greater LA

Emerging from the CDC's first quarantine in more than 50 years, one of the evacuees tells NPR that while people are excited, "we're kind of sad saying our goodbyes to each other."

195 Americans released from coronavirus quarantine at southern California air base

Emerging from the CDC's first quarantine in more than 50 years, one of the evacuees tells NPR that while people are excited, "we're kind of sad saying our goodbyes to each other."

from NPR

President Donald Trump took credit for a strong economy today, in his speech after the Senate acquitted him in his impeachment trial: “If we didn’t win, the stock market would’ve…

Why does the economy feel so bad when it sounds so good?

President Donald Trump took credit for a strong economy today, in his speech after the Senate acquitted him in his impeachment trial: “If we didn’t win, the stock market would’ve…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Joe Biden is facing a possibly insurmountable obstacle in his bid for the presidency: his name.

Woe is Joe

Joe Biden is facing a possibly insurmountable obstacle in his bid for the presidency: his name.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Roughly 95% of commercially caught lobster in California is shipped to China, where customers are willing to pay premium prices.

Coronavirus threatens California lobster industry

Roughly 95% of commercially caught lobster in California is shipped to China, where customers are willing to pay premium prices.

from KCRW Features

California Governor Gavin Newsom wants to halt physical education testing to help protect kids from body shaming, bullying, and gender identity discrimination.

California proposes scrapping junior high physical fitness tests

California Governor Gavin Newsom wants to halt physical education testing to help protect kids from body shaming, bullying, and gender identity discrimination.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Researchers tried to help low-income workers sign up for free money with letters and text messages. They failed.

The limits of nudging: Why can't California get people to take free money?

Researchers tried to help low-income workers sign up for free money with letters and text messages. They failed.

from NPR