California

California Is Still Underwater

California Is Still Underwater California Is Still Underwater

The rains that caused major flooding this month have tapered off, but the damage to the landscape—and to the state's economy—is severe.

Jan 18, 2023 / Sasha Abramsky

LA’s Grand Experiment in UBI

LA’s Grand Experiment in UBI LA’s Grand Experiment in UBI

Last year, the city sent $1,000 a month to 3,200 people. The Nation followed four participants throughout the duration of the program.

Jan 23, 2023 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Will This Be the Year Dianne Feinstein Finally Retires?

Will This Be the Year Dianne Feinstein Finally Retires? Will This Be the Year Dianne Feinstein Finally Retires?

California Representative Katie Porter has already announced her intention to run for the seat. But the 89-year-old senator hasn't said she'll step down.

Jan 13, 2023 / Sasha Abramsky

California Hangs Its Homeless Population Out to Dry

California Hangs Its Homeless Population Out to Dry California Hangs Its Homeless Population Out to Dry

Recent floods have worsened the state’s housing crisis, and the local government’s response is proving woefully inadequate once again.

Jan 6, 2023 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Karen Bass and former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa look at a homeless encampment

Los Angeles’s State of Emergency Los Angeles’s State of Emergency

Newly elected Mayor Karen Bass has vowed to take action over the spiraling homelessness crisis. It’s crucial that the city succeed.

Dec 23, 2022 / Sasha Abramsky

Paradise, California wildfire

The Rise of the Year-Round Wildfire The Rise of the Year-Round Wildfire

Humanity may already have passed the point of simply managing ourselves out of the fiery apocalypse scientists predict we’re heading for.

Dec 15, 2022 / Jane Braxton Little

McDonald’s workers striking against sexual harassment

California Workers Are Standing Up to the Fast-Food Industry’s Attacks on Their Rights California Workers Are Standing Up to the Fast-Food Industry’s Attacks on Their Rights

A decade-long organizing fight shows its power.

Dec 12, 2022 / Michael Tubbs

Joan Walsh on the Georgia Runoff and Nelson Lichtenstein on the UC strike

Joan Walsh on the Georgia Runoff and Nelson Lichtenstein on the UC strike Joan Walsh on the Georgia Runoff and Nelson Lichtenstein on the UC strike

On this episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, discussions on what the Georgia runoff results mean for Democrats and on the impact of the largest strike in the country this yea...

Dec 8, 2022 / Audio / Jon Wiener and Start Making Sense

Nell Zink’s California

Nell Zink’s California Nell Zink’s California

There is Hollywood, there are lights, but only the rich are allowed to enjoy them.

Dec 13, 2022 / Books & the Arts / Alana Pockros

A PhD student with a megaphone leads a picket.

Time to Turn Up the Pressure on the University of California Decision-Makers Time to Turn Up the Pressure on the University of California Decision-Makers

A union member’s view of the biggest strike in the country.

Dec 5, 2022 / Highlights / Jane McAlevey

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