California took a historic step toward eliminating animal testing of cosmetics on Tuesday, passing a bill through the state legislature that will outlaw the sale of such products within the state after January 1, 2020, Glamour reports. The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act passed unanimously and is the first…
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In a major decision issued on Tuesday, the Supreme Court struck down a California law requiring licensed clinics to provide information about the range of reproductive care offered by the state.
Aaron Persky, the California judge who gained national attention for his role in the Brock Turner case, was recalled on Tuesday night. Persky is the first California judge since the 1930s to be recalled from the bench.
As the world around us burns like one massive tire fire, please allow me to share one piece of hopeful news: A state senator in California, taking a shit all over Donald Trump’s racist immigration agenda, has drafted a bill that would offer health insurance coverage for all undocumented immigrants in the state.
In 2010, a non-profit group called the Council for Education and Research on Toxics launched a suit against 90 coffee companies, stating they should label their product for containing the chemical acrylamide, a known carcinogen. They just won. I’m glad I had a cup of coffee before reading this news.
Dr. Lucy Jones’ The Big Ones, a brisk look at the cultural impacts of natural disasters, was not as frightening a read as I anticipated—although I do really wish that I hadn’t learned what a “dragon twist” is. (In case you’re wondering, it’s a freak tornado of fire that incinerated nearly 40,000 people after the Great…
On Tuesday afternoon, at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, three people sustained gunshot wounds, one critically, after a shooter reportedly opened fire with a handgun in an outdoor courtyard. A few hours after the story broke, the New York Times reported that police believed the shooter to be an as of…
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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.