California Guard Pleads Guilty to Lies in Inmate’s Death

SACRAMENTO — A former California correctional officer pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to submitting a false report in connection with a federal civil rights investigation into the death of an inmate at a Sacramento-area prison Ashley Marie Aurich, 3...

California Becomes First State to Top 3 Million Virus Cases

California on Monday became the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections. The grim milestone, as tallied by Johns Hopkins University, wasn’t entirely unexpected in a state with 40 million residents but its speed stunning. The s...

Latinx Voters Flexed Their Power in 2020 Election

The 2020 election was evidence of the power of Latinx voters in California. With an estimated 5.5 million Latinx votes cast during the pandemic, Latinxs were a decisive force in the outcome of the 2020 election...

California Professor Who Spoke at Trump Rally Retires

ORANGE, Calif. — A law professor who spoke during President Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C., rally last week before the attack on the U.S. Capitol has retired from a California university where there were demands for his ouster. The retirement of John Eastm...

Some Uber, Lyft Drivers Sue Over California Ballot Measure

LOS ANGELES — Drivers for app-based ride-hailing and delivery services filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn a California ballot initiative that makes them independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections. The lawsuit fil...