Wildfire investigation puts powerful California electric utility on the hot seat

Wildfire investigation puts powerful California electric utility on the hot seat

California state fire authorities concluded that electric power infrastructure owned by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) — the largest electric utility company in...
North Hollywood shooting leaves seven wounded

North Hollywood shooting leaves seven wounded

A house party in North Hollywood erupted in gunfire early Sunday morning, leaving seven wounded, according to the Los Angeles Times. Five men and...
Progressive victories you may have missed in Tuesday’s elections

Progressive victories you may have missed in Tuesday’s elections

Voters in 8 states cast primary votes on Tuesday, and one state Senate district in a ninth state hosted a special election. The...
Inside the progressive fight to flip one of California’s solidly red seats

Inside the progressive fight to flip one of California’s solidly red seats

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) likely knew the odds were against him when he announced his retirement in early January. The...
California’s ‘top-two’ primary could hurt progressive efforts to flip Ed Royce’s seat

California’s ‘top-two’ primary could hurt progressive efforts to flip Ed Royce’s seat

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) likely knew the odds were against him when he announced his retirement in early January. The...
Devin Nunes threatens hearings and retaliation after anti-GOP Google glitch

Devin Nunes threatens hearings and retaliation after anti-GOP Google glitch

Last week, Republicans responded with outrage after a Vice story noted that a Google algorithm listed “Nazism” under the California state GOP’s ideologies in...
California bans state travel to Oklahoma over its anti-gay adoption law

California bans state travel to Oklahoma over its anti-gay adoption law

California workers on state business will be barred from traveling to Oklahoma, which has been added to the state’s no-go list after enacting...
Republicans are very mad that automated Google summaries tie them to Nazism

Republicans are very mad that automated Google summaries tie them to Nazism

Republican leaders are very angry with Google. But if they took a few minutes to read about the plight of Cleveland Cavaliers point...
Just the Tip: Documenting San Francisco's (undeniably phallic) Salesforce Tower

Just the Tip: Documenting San Francisco's (undeniably phallic) Salesforce Tower

If you've been to San Francisco lately, no doubt that you've seen the 1,070-foot architectural monstrosity known as the Salesforce Tower. The new...
Would you pay $700 for a digital license plate?

Would you pay $700 for a digital license plate?

Even license plates are digital now. California is testing them in Sacramento, according to the Sacramento Bee. The license plates have e-ink displays, like...

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This country just made a huge move to ditch its controversial tampon tax

This country just made a huge move to ditch its controversial tampon tax

Australia has just made a landmark decision to scrap its controversial tampon tax. On Monday, the country's Senate passed a bill drafted by the...
Facebook tightens its policies on gun-related advertising

Facebook tightens its policies on gun-related advertising

Facebook is tightening up its rules on advertising gun accessories to minors. The social media giant announced it would restrict the advertising of weapon...