The jockeying for position is well underway in case the 82-year-old House speaker decides to retire. Among those praising her ahead of a possible run: another Pelosi.
The City Council voted on Tuesday to prohibit homeless people from setting up tents within 500 feet of public and private schools and day care centers.
Flash floods last week pushed burned soil, rocks and downed timber into the river, killing off, according to local tribal leaders, thousands of fish.
The California governor says film companies should “walk the walk” on abortion rights and L.G.B.T.Q. protections by leaving states such as Georgia and Oklahoma.
A complaint filed on behalf of 11 players pushed back against the punishments imposed by the PGA Tour for players who participate in events sponsored by the upstart LIV series.
The fire, which began Friday in the Klamath National Forest in Siskiyou County, Calif., has burned more than 56,000 acres and prompted evacuations for thousands of people.
Three states have now issued emergency declarations in the past week, as have New York City and San Francisco.
Smithfield Foods is shutting its factory in Vernon early next year.
The closing of a meatpacking plant near downtown Los Angeles has left its workers reeling and amplified questions about doing business in the state.
The fire sent a huge cloud called a pyrocumulonimbus 39,000 feet into the air. Storm winds, high temperatures and drought conditions helped it grow over the weekend, officials said.
Logging tends to increase, not decrease, extreme fires.
Beijing has issued strongly worded warnings implying that China might use military force if Nancy Pelosi moves forward with a planned trip to Taiwan.
The long-awaited Sixth Street Viaduct has proved to be irresistible to pedestrians and neighborhood residents — but also graffiti artists and exhibitionist drivers.
The blaze spread rapidly over the weekend, bringing evacuation orders and threatening thousands of homes, in what so far has been a relatively modest fire season.
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California is poised to sign legislation that would provide a minimum $10,000 award to residents who successfully sue makers of illegal guns.
A photographer traveled across America on one of Amtrak’s long-distance train routes. Here’s what she saw.
Covid precautions created a global slowdown in human activity — and an opportunity to learn more about the complex ways we affect other species.
Librarians respond to book bans. Also: The Jan. 6 hearing; a Supreme Court test; anti-abortion states; homelessness in California; acting for change locally.
Brooke Jenkins, who helped lead the recall of her predecessor Chesa Boudin, will be sworn in on Friday.
In the past month, dead anchovies have been spotted on the streets of San Francisco. Last week, thousands appeared at the edge of a lagoon about 30 miles north.
Dozens of state and local budgets depend heavily on tax revenue from oil, gas and coal to fund schools, hospitals and more. Replacing that money is turning out to be a major challenge in the fight against climate change.
Tips for readying your home and packing your emergency bag.
With challenges in meeting clean energy goals and new electricity demands, politicians in both parties seek to prolong and even expand reactor use.
The Big Ten and the SEC are consolidating power. The rest of college sports, some fear, could become a muddle.
The landmark legislation also restricts single-use plastics. Because California’s economy is so big, experts say, the law could have far-reaching effects.
The move by two of the Pac-12 Conference’s marquee schools came as the Big Ten closed in on a new television deal.
Before the summer ends, California may pass the first US bill that would hold social media companies liable for product features that research has found are harmful to children. If passed, the law could have far-reaching consequences, potentially impacting how kids throughout the US use social media sites like TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat.
Although much of prior reporting on the bill focused on its earlier goal to grant a parent’s right to sue over harm to individual children, WSJ reports that the amended version of the bill would instead “permit the state attorney general, local district attorneys, and city attorneys in California’s four largest cities to sue social media companies” for unfair business practices known to harm children.
Ownership of the property, known as Bruce’s Beach, will be transferred to descendants of Charles and Willa Bruce, who bought the land in 1912 and built a resort.
A new psychiatric “court” plan for thousands of unhoused people puts their civil and human rights at risk.
On Monday, plaintiffs will ask a judge to block Florida’s law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It is set to take effect on Friday.
A fierce debate about the criteria for enrolling students at Lowell, in California, has echoes of the soul-searching happening across the U.S. education system.
His houses cantilevered from cliffs, straddled canyons and sprung from mountains; they would come to define the Southern California landscape.
The popular breed has become one of the most expensive in the United States. Some owners have started carrying guns for protection.
A jury in California sided with Judy Huth, who accused Mr. Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16.
The California governor is up to something as he bashes Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis and even his fellow Democrats. Just what, exactly, is a hot topic of discussion on the left.
The conflation of criminal-justice reform with urban disorder is a threat to the party across the country.
The recall of a progressive prosecutor in San Francisco and the strong showing by a former Republican in the mayor’s race in Los Angeles showed the shifting winds on criminal justice.
In California, two House Republicans face tough primaries, and Los Angeles voters could elevate a conservative billionaire to lead the city. In South Dakota, a congressman faces a right-wing challenge.
“I don’t hear anything about the other national issues we’re focusing on in Washington,” a congressman said. A driver put it succinctly: “I’m really unhappy.”
The biker group hopes to set aside a $500,000 racketeering conviction, alleging that its former president cooperated with the government during a trial.
The proposal has pit animal rights activists against officials in Foster City, Calif., where Canada geese have been fouling up public spaces with their feces. “It’s everywhere,” the mayor said.
Democratic candidates have shied away from talking about the Capitol siege. That could change if voters flock to a former federal prosecutor running for a House seat in California.
Silicon Valley is losing one of its most visible, outspoken and powerful women. Any gains have been incremental at best.
One district has gotten tough with residents who repeatedly flout the rules: Their taps have been slowed to trickle.
Rick Caruso, a billionaire front-runner in Tuesday’s primary election for Los Angeles mayor, has built his campaign on a law-and-order message.
Hailed for her rich depictions of California history and social struggle, the Chicana artist says the attention, after decades of being overlooked, surprises her.
After recent mass shootings, Republicans have said that there is no evidence gun laws work. California’s experience suggests otherwise.
No one wants to hear politicians bicker about inflation’s cause. They want to hear about how we can fix it.
Uber and Lyft are pushing a ballot measure that would bar their drivers from full employment status, but a court could throw it out.
Farmers are turning to workers on seasonal visas and mechanizing what they can. Many labor-intensive crops are shifting south of the border.