California has appointed an undocumented person to a statewide post, a first in the state’s history.
On Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers began conducting raids of 77 businesses in the Bay Area and Sacramento region over the past week. The officers demanded that the businesses in question provide proof that their employees were legally permitted to…
San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascón announced on Wednesday that the city will be reviewing and retroactively clearing or reducing thousands of marijuana-related convictions dating back to 1975, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
California’s state Senate and Assembly are forming a joint committee to create a system for handling sexual harassment complaints in the Capitol, marking the first time both houses have worked together on the issue.
On December 22, George St. George filed a lawsuit against comedian Iliza Shlesinger, alleging her no-men-allowed “Girls Night In” show was in violation of California’s anti-discrimination law. Variety obtained a copy of the suit and publicized it on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an anti-abortion group’s argument that a California law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to explain a woman’s contraception and abortion options is a violation of free speech.
California’s wildfires are still resulting in devastation across the state, with at least 42 dead and another 50 missing, in addition to 6,900 structures that have been burned to the ground.
A new law passed in California will soon require all pet stores to get their puppies, kittens, and bunnies from shelters or rescues only—good news for almost everyone.
On Sunday Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that made California the first state to officially recognize a third gender.
Lest you forgot amid the sea of other bad news, much of the state of California is still burning to crisp in a number of devastating wildfires showing no signs of slowing down.
Large swaths of California have been destroyed by wildfires that have left at least 21 dead, razing thousands of homes and businesses throughout the region.
MAYWOOD, Ca.—Iván Ceja landed at the Los Angeles International Airport at 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. A friend picked him up and they drove toward the California-Arizona state line to deliver 30 checks that would cover the DACA renewal fees for 30 applicants. At around 4 a.m. on Monday, Ceja met with immigrant rights…
Today the California legislature signed a bill which would give it “sanctuary state” status, lending more clarity to the term which has been left (sometimes intentionally) fuzzy.
On Wednesday, a panel of California state commissioners in Chino granted parole to 68-year-old Leslie Van Houten, one of the infamous Manson cult members convicted in the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in 1969. She is currently serving a life sentence in prison.
Westworld premiered its first season two trailer at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, offering a glimpse of a world turned chaotic and brutal. In the midst of it all, our heroine Dolores snarls atop a galloping horse, firing a rifle like a goddamn goddess of vengeance. Promising!
In a development that I consider both a blessing and my probable undoing, Everlane is opening its first brick-and-mortar store. That’s right: all those slinky-soft tees and chunky sweaters and dapper street shoes will be within reach of your fingertips—if you live in San Francisco, that is.
In July 2016, Playboy model Dani Mathers—crowned Playmate of the Year in 2015—committed a grotesque violation of privacy by secretly photographing a naked, 70-year-old woman at the gym and posting it to Snapchat. The photograph includes a blithely cruel caption, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either” and, for…
Dear Senator Feinstein, I come with a simple message: please retire, ma’am.
Wendy Carrillo was five years old when she came to the US through Tijuana with her grandmother and her aunt. The family was fleeing from civil war in El Salvador and relocated to Southern California, where Carrillo was reunited with her mother and lived as an undocumented immigrant until she was 13. Eventually, she…
After just six months on the job, Uber president Jeff Jones has resigned.