WhatMattersFuture of work, Hollywood, abortion, guns, money, and sexual orientation
Battle heats up on independent contractors bill. State aims to lure back film producers from anti-abortion states. Democrats take gun fight to the bank.
NewslettersTaxes, guns, endangered species, and sex
Newsom embraces a Trump tax cut. Secretive food banks serve immigrants. Trump's environmental rollbacks aid prospects for California bill.
WhatMattersSenator slams Facebook, ethnic studies stalls, what’s in store for PG&E customers, and spreading California-style democracy
Senator slams Facebook over shoving video by anti-vaxxer. Ethnic studies bill is delayed. PG&E wants to charge ratepayers more.
WhatMattersPG&E play emerges, Newsom visits Paradise, race tracks jockey for position
Battle over PG&E's fate continues. Newsom recollects first pet. Legislators eye more gun control bills, as gun rights supporters turn to courts.
WhatMattersPG&E makes its play, while President Trump goes after California
PG&E CEO to make pitch to legislators. UC Merced gives first-generation college students a path forward. UC labor battle may be headed to ballot.
WhatMattersNewsom signs landmark police use of force bill, and a study suggests 2014 law averted mass shootings
Newsom signs police use-of-force law. Repbulican lawmaker denounces Trump's "public charge" rule. Red flag law may have prevented mass shootings.
WhatMattersBillionaire hits a hard patch, the economy is on a roll, and help is wanted in health care
California's economy keeps rolling. State faces a doctor shortage. Groups switch gears on initiative to rewrite Proposition 13.
WhatMattersTrying to help mentally ill jail inmates, trying to quit cars, and the $3 billion cash crop
Legislator wants money for mentally ill inmates. California looks for new ways to get people out of cars. State leads the way in super commutes.
WhatMattersEthnic studies pause, prison issues, Elizabeth Warren’s California foray, and the West Hollywood dream
Ethnic studies plan hits roadblock. Federal class-action suit against California prisons drags on. Family reaches settlement in prison suicide.
WhatMattersSynagogue shooting suspect slipped through cracks, a push to lower voting age, and California sues Trump. Again
How alleged synagogue shooter slipped through a crack. Assemblyman wants to lower voting age. California sues Trump again.