California

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…

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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…




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…