Gift cards to keep Californians off meth: Effective or a bandaid?

The use of meth is rising, and it’s a big problem among the state’s unhoused population, says CalMatters Reporter Marisa Kendall. Photo by Shutterstock.

Meth patients would receive a gift card when their drug test comes back clean. California plans to roll out its “contingency management” program in 24 counties. 

Elon Musk rolled out a complete rebrand of Twitter as “X” — part of his obsession with the letter and his vision for an "everything app" that dates back to his PayPal days.

A new film on PBS’ Frontline, “20 Days In Mariupol,” chronicles Russia's siege of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol during the early stages of the war. 

LA Times Food Editor Daniel Hernandez is out with a comprehensive guide to visiting Mexico City. He talks about the city’s customs, food, and its relationship with tourists and new expats.