California


Cannabis connoisseurs

California to recognize marijuana growing locations, just like for fine wines If you’ve ever argued that specific locations provide unique characteristics for growing cannabis, so…


COVID for the holidays

Editor’s note: Yolo County narrowly avoided a stricter lockdown. Now, public health officials there and elsewhere are trying to prevent a spike during the holidays….


The Trump stain

The damage done to America by Donald Trump will take decades to repair By Sasha Abramsky Four years ago, in those horrific days surrounding Donald…



Legalizing cannabis

After 50 years, Congress gets serious about changing the law, but won’t vote before the election A historic vote in the U.S. House on the…




Power of the poor

Essay: A new study says that if the poor vote, they can change the election By Kenia Alococer The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call…



The hardest hit

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 recession is hammering women and people of color Working people are bearing the brunt of the recession caused by the COVID-19…


Big fail behind bars

A new report says that states are not doing nearly enough to stop COVID-19 in prisons and jail Every state in America is failing in…


Wear a mask

Editor’s note: With little enforcement, will peer pressure be enough for Californians to do the right thing? Gov. Gavin Newsom hoped that public pressure would…


Tales of the pandemic

Editor’s note: Have something to say about COVID-19? The State Archives and State Library want you to share. How will history record something so deadly…


Data collection

California isn’t asking about the sexual orientation of COVID-19 patients. Legislators and LGBTQ advocates want that to change. In a deadly pandemic, complete data is…