California

Record-Breaking Temperatures Are Sweeping the West

Record-Breaking Temperatures Are Sweeping the West Record-Breaking Temperatures Are Sweeping the West

Accelerated warming due to climate change is drying out the environment and straining infrastructure.

Sep 9, 2022 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Kaiser Permanente mental health workers and supporters march outside a Kaiser facility in Sacramento, Calif. holding picket signs and wearing union shirts.

Therapists in California and Hawaii Are Striking for Mental Health Care Therapists in California and Hawaii Are Striking for Mental Health Care

The strike is the latest example of social justice unionism in the era of corporate health care.

Sep 8, 2022 / Dana Simon

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon.

George Gascón Survives Another Recall George Gascón Survives Another Recall

The progressive district attorney kept his office, defying the latest conservative attempt to overturn an election that didn’t go their way.

Aug 19, 2022 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

McDonald’s workers striking against sexual harassment

With This Fast-Food Bill, California Could Help All Essential Workers With This Fast-Food Bill, California Could Help All Essential Workers

Gavin Newsom may have a chance to prove his commitment to the working class.

Aug 16, 2022 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Oakland’s Largest Homeless Camp Dodges the Bullet—for Now

Oakland’s Largest Homeless Camp Dodges the Bullet—for Now Oakland’s Largest Homeless Camp Dodges the Bullet—for Now

Under a freeway maze near a train yard, residents of Oakland’s largest and oldest encampment are being forced to leave. Where will they go?

Aug 17, 2022 / Feature / David Bacon

An LA Sanitation Bureau crew cleans up a homeless encampment

California Needs to Think Outside the Box on Homelessness California Needs to Think Outside the Box on Homelessness

Restricting encampments doesn’t get at the root of the problem.

Aug 12, 2022 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks in front a sign that reads,

The Bloody Money Trail From the Qatar World Cup to the LA Olympics The Bloody Money Trail From the Qatar World Cup to the LA Olympics

Qatar is a human rights nightmare, but LA power brokers preparing for the 2028 Olympics don’t seem to care.

Aug 10, 2022 / Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff

Police officers and their vehicles congregate in front of Echo Park in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021.

Forced Treatment Isn’t What Unhoused People Need Forced Treatment Isn’t What Unhoused People Need

California will use CARE Courts to coerce people living on the streets who are perceived to have a mental illness into involuntary care.

Aug 9, 2022 / Cecelia Luis

President Biden Delivers Remarks In Sacramento While In Region To View Areas Devastated By Wildfires

Gavin Newsom’s Letter to Biden Urges Climate Action Gavin Newsom’s Letter to Biden Urges Climate Action

The California governor called on the president to ramp up climate change interventions, while decrying obstruction in Congress.

Jul 29, 2022 / Sasha Abramsky

The LA 2028 Summer Olympics reveals its new logo through murals across Los Angeles.

Organizers Don’t Care That the 2028 Olympics Could Be On Fire Organizers Don’t Care That the 2028 Olympics Could Be On Fire

In the face of climate catastrophe, the 2028 Olympics steam ahead unconcerned that they are making the crisis in Los Angeles County worse.

Jul 19, 2022 / Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff

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