California

The Trump Administration is lifting a five-year ban on hydraulic fracking and oil drilling on more than a million acres of federal land across Central California, specifically in…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former New York City Mayor and presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg spoke in Stockton on Wednesday, after getting Mayor Michael Tubbs’ endorsement.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A block party in South Pasadena reveals the unexpected pleasures of being neighborly.

Won’t you be my neighbor?

A block party in South Pasadena reveals the unexpected pleasures of being neighborly.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Santa Barbara County is a prime destination for weekend getaways, known for its picturesque beaches and vineyards.

Santa Barbara County is experiencing some of the fastest rising temperatures in the U.S.

Santa Barbara County is a prime destination for weekend getaways, known for its picturesque beaches and vineyards.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCET’s SoCal Connected is premiering an episode tonight called “Under Pressure.”

KCET documents the pressure facing college-bound high school students and their counselors

KCET’s SoCal Connected is premiering an episode tonight called “Under Pressure.”

from Greater LA

Students and advocacy groups want the University of California system to drop the test requirement. They argue the policy "illegally discriminates against applicants on the basis of race and wealth."

Lawsuit claims SAT and ACT are illegal in California admissions

Students and advocacy groups want the University of California system to drop the test requirement. They argue the policy "illegally discriminates against applicants on the basis of race and wealth."

from NPR

Assemblymember Chad Mayes is the second California Republican to leave the party this year. Last week he re-registered with no party affiliation.

California politician leaves the GOP as Trump pulls the party further right

Assemblymember Chad Mayes is the second California Republican to leave the party this year. Last week he re-registered with no party affiliation.

from Greater LA

The deadline to apply for any University of California school was last Sunday.

UC admission rates have plummeted, so what should anxious students and parents do?

The deadline to apply for any University of California school was last Sunday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

San Francisco today is a booming tech metropolis with some of the highest housing costs in the country.

1978 shaped San Francisco into a modern city

San Francisco today is a booming tech metropolis with some of the highest housing costs in the country.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Tuesday, Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro joined Black Lives Matter activists in front of LAPD headquarters to raise awareness about the police shooting of 30-year-old…

Julian Castro joins Black Lives Matter’s call to fire 2 LAPD officers

On Tuesday, Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro joined Black Lives Matter activists in front of LAPD headquarters to raise awareness about the police shooting of 30-year-old…

from Greater LA

It’s been two years since the Thomas Fire erupted in Ventura County.

‘They put us through hell’: 2 years after Thomas Fire, an Ojai resident gets insurance money to rebuild

It’s been two years since the Thomas Fire erupted in Ventura County.

from KCRW Features

For 50 years, the University of California has required aspiring freshmen to take the SAT or ACT exams to get in.   
  Getting in has become more difficult every year. As of 2018, UC…

UCs consider dropping ACT and SAT exams

For 50 years, the University of California has required aspiring freshmen to take the SAT or ACT exams to get in.  Getting in has become more difficult every year. As of 2018, UC…

from Greater LA

The California Democratic senator announced today she’s suspending her campaign for president, exactly two months before the Iowa caucus.

How Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign disintegrated

The California Democratic senator announced today she’s suspending her campaign for president, exactly two months before the Iowa caucus.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California Sen. Kamala Harris entered the presidential primary with high expectations, but her campaign struggled to gain traction in a crowded field.

Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race

California Sen. Kamala Harris entered the presidential primary with high expectations, but her campaign struggled to gain traction in a crowded field.

from NPR

Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily a family holiday. Many Angelenos spend Turkey Day alone. But alone doesn’t have to mean lonely.

The perks of spending Thanksgiving solo

Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily a family holiday. Many Angelenos spend Turkey Day alone. But alone doesn’t have to mean lonely.

from Greater LA

A wind-driven brush fire sparked in Santa Barbara on Monday afternoon. Thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate as the Cave Fire spreads.

How California can improve its fire warning system: Lessons from Australia

A wind-driven brush fire sparked in Santa Barbara on Monday afternoon. Thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate as the Cave Fire spreads.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Southern California doesn’t experience the seasons like a lot of America. The only things that fall from palm trees are fronds.

LA does have seasons -- at least plants think so

Southern California doesn’t experience the seasons like a lot of America. The only things that fall from palm trees are fronds.

from Greater LA

The Human Rights Campaign found that a city’s size did not guarantee equity for their queer community.

San Bernardino and Bakersfield ranked among the worst California cities for LGBTQ residents

The Human Rights Campaign found that a city’s size did not guarantee equity for their queer community.

from KCRW Features

The parts for ghost guns are sold without background checks, which means felons and kids can buy them.

Ghost guns are showing up at more California crime scenes

The parts for ghost guns are sold without background checks, which means felons and kids can buy them.

from KCRW Features

The state’s legal cannabis market is on track to hit $3.1 billion in sales this year. But the unlicensed market is expected to be far larger, at an estimated $8.7 billion.

Understanding the growing unlicensed weed market at an LA ‘Sesh’

The state’s legal cannabis market is on track to hit $3.1 billion in sales this year. But the unlicensed market is expected to be far larger, at an estimated $8.7 billion.

from Greater LA