California

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…

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Not safe for work

Advocates renew push for bill to protect housekeepers and other domestic workers While many white-collar workers are finding ways to work safely from home during…




Drought worries

February has been bone dry, but it’s too early to turn on the sprinklers How about this weather? Unusually warm and dry temperatures may make…


Essay: Cannabis, crime and corruption

Retail bans and license limits are bad for marijuana legalization By Diane Goldstein Recently, Sacramento’s cannabis market was embroiled in an international scheme involving Andrey…


Essay: Empowering women

Women of color and transgender Californians are underrepresented in government By Surina Khan The importance of the 2020 presidential election cannot be overstated. The decisions…