Tribal casinos, online sports books, card rooms and others may spend $200 million this year on competing visions for the biggest untapped sports betting market left in the United States.
If the state follows the trajectory of other places hit hard by the variant, cases should begin leveling off soon.
In a move befitting its Silicon Valley setting, the city of Sunnyvale, Calif., will aim a laser at 1,000 birds that have overwhelmed the downtown area during the pandemic.
Removing incentives to encourage homeowners to install solar panels is a bad idea.
The honeymoon’s over for the state’s residents now that wildfires are almost constant. Has living in this natural wonderland lost its magic?
Gov. Gavin Newsom was not swayed by a California panel that had advocated the release of Mr. Sirhan, who was convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.
To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles.
Measures to build more housing, reduce prison sentences and pay garment workers more.
After a decade of efforts that sharply reduced inmate populations, California is closing prisons. One town high in the Sierra Nevada whose economy is built on incarceration is waging a legal battle to keep a prison open.
Aaron Russell, 25, faces up to 11 years in prison for manslaughter for fatally shooting Nicholas Bils after he escaped from a park ranger’s vehicle in San Diego.
A new study adds to evidence that common rapid tests may fail to detect some Omicron cases in the first days of infection.
Why I am drawn to Didion’s earlier work and its ambiguities.
Fire investigators referred their findings to prosecutors.
Aoife Beary, who was left with life-changing injuries after the 2015 accident, died on New Year’s Day, her family said.
The former mayor calls the emergency declaration in the Tenderloin “very bold.”
The honeymoon’s over for its residents now that wildfires are almost constant. Has living in this natural wonderland lost its magic?
Public safety officials warned that alternate routes offered by apps like Google Maps and Waze don’t always take into account hazards to drivers.
Home prices in the state far outpaced the national average, with outlying suburbs and smaller metro areas seeing the most significant increases.
As an L.A.P.D. officer, William Jones Jr. said he wanted the public “not to be scared of us.” He is now under investigation for a shooting that killed Valentina Orellana Peralta and an unarmed assault suspect.
“I’ve always seen space as an area where we cooperate, through all the trying times,” said a professor who oversaw mission control for the global effort to launch a $10 billion telescope into space.
Weed entrepreneurs have poured into Oklahoma from across the United States, propelled by low start-up costs and relaxed rules.
Any wine can be legitimately criticized, but lazy generalizations obscure significant differences among places and styles.
A sprawling storm system pummeled the West, making travel in some cases “outright impossible,” a National Weather Service meteorologist said.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s ambitious new home for its youth orchestra is the latest sign of the changing fortunes of Inglewood.
She established a distinctive voice in American fiction before turning to political reporting and screenplay writing. But it was California, her native state, that provided her with her richest material.
Vyvianna M. Quinonez, 28, bloodied a flight attendant in May on a Southwest Airlines flight to San Diego, prosecutors said.
The solar farms, planned for the California desert, would generate enough electricity to power about 132,000 homes, the Interior Department said.
A child of Hollywood, she wrote of the sensuous pleasures of Los Angeles, and sampled them enthusiastically.
California catches up with the reality that when it’s too hard to play by the rules, people convert the garage into an apartment anyway.
In his complaint, a former employee says the Tennessee radio broadcaster, an evangelical Christian who has built a personal finance empire, violated his religious rights.
The state was blanketed by a variety of weather warnings, with more than five feet of snow predicted for parts of the Sierra Nevada.
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California accused Texas of insulating its abortion law from the courts, and then called on lawmakers to use a similar strategy to go after the gun industry.
A new legislative proposal includes the recommendation to fund the procedure for low-income women who come to California for abortion services.
As legislators across the country draw House maps to protect incumbents, a nonpartisan commission of California citizens is drafting one that will scramble political fortunes for both parties.
The California Republican, who had pugnaciously defended Donald J. Trump, chose the media company role over a potentially powerful new post in Congress.
Do these shelters help those living on the streets or just offer political cover?
San Francisco has endured mask mandates, vaccination requirements and lockdowns. Now with the first U.S. case of the Omicron variant, no one’s sure what comes next.
As wealthy countries react to the new Omicron virus variant with travel bans and booster shots, the World Health Organization scolded them, calling the steps ineffective and unfair.
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The overturning of a district judge’s decision may also lead to the reinstatement of a state ban on semiautomatic weapons.
Long underrecognized for her innovations, a trailblazer of the Light and Space Movement is suddenly juggling three tribute shows to her six-decade career.
A new restaurant at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is the latest effort to try to reach visitors’ hearts through their stomachs.
“Their plan was to overwhelm us,” Chief Bill Scott of the San Francisco police said after about a dozen stores were stolen from in one night.
We studied 16,847 places to find out why Dallas is so popular.
Embattled Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick told colleagues that he would consider stepping down and departing the organization if the company’s deep-running sexual harassment and other cultural problems are not resolved.
This is according to a Wall Street Journal report citing “people familiar with his comments.” The report didn’t go into much detail, beyond noting that Kotick said he was open to stepping down if things don’t improve quickly.
Earlier this year, the state of California announced a lawsuit over numerous complaints of sexual harassment and similar problems at the video game publisher and developer. Revelations and controversies have followed as numerous instances of employees facing a hostile work environment over the company’s history have come to light.
While some of the offenders were let go from the company either before or after the investigation began, many of Activision Blizzard’s concerned employees have organized to call for more action than the company’s leadership has taken.
The past 15 months have been devastating for the majestic trees, as fires destroyed an estimated 13 to 19 percent of their population, officials said.
They hit their highest level since 2014 last month, forcing Americans to rejigger household budgets and forgo leisure activities.
Prosecutors say Gary Stephen Maynard set four fires this summer as one of the largest wildfires in California history raged nearby.
House Democrats are poised to lift a cap on the state and local tax deduction, a gift to wealthy homeowners in some blue states.
All around the world the remnants of a global pandemic are testing the resolve of governments and private firms to rid the planet of its waste.