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California is home to the first woman vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, and first female House speaker, Nancy Pelosi. So why does it lag on women holding power in the statehouse?

California women smash ceilings in national politics — not so much in state politics

California is home to the first woman vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, and first female House speaker, Nancy Pelosi. So why does it lag on women holding power in the statehouse?

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Over the last three decades, Californians have swung from “tough on crime” conservatism to a more lenient, less punitive approach to criminal justice.

No return to lock ’em up — California voters stick with less punitive justice

Over the last three decades, Californians have swung from “tough on crime” conservatism to a more lenient, less punitive approach to criminal justice.

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A lopsided victory for the measure to keep Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart drivers classified as contractors with limited job benefits puts labor groups on defense.

After gig companies’ Prop. 22 win, labor groups vow challenges

A lopsided victory for the measure to keep Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart drivers classified as contractors with limited job benefits puts labor groups on defense.

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With a million followers donating thousands of dollars, a young Latino makes TikTok videos to raise money for Los Angeles street vendors.

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Josh Barro and the Left, Right & Center panel discuss the Chauvin verdict, the Biden administration’s immigration policy and the effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom

from Left, Right & Center

The LA Times took a deep dive into accusations of workplace misconduct at the talent agency ICM.

from Hollywood Breakdown

This week , Apple released a software update that would let its device users decide whether to share their data and activities with apps and websites.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh Barro talks with panelists Jamelle Bouie and Lanhee Chen about the decision to halt distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the tug of war over corporate tax rate, Russia…

from Left, Right & Center

In episode two of “In Our Backyard,” host Warren Olney hears how fighting both global warming and environmental injustice go hand in hand.

from To the Point

Southern California has a unique relationship with climate change. So what’s happening now? How did we get here? And what can we do? This first episode of "In Our Backyard."

from To the Point

On Tuesday, the jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Tonight we go to demonstrations and scenes around the state, as host Brian Watt of KQED helps us hear how our neighbors are processing the news.