Record-breaking blazes across the West have shown the limits of fire suppression. Answers may lie in longer-term management of the land.

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered bars to close in Los Angeles and six other counties after Texas and Florida also moved to shut all their bars.

Governors in both states face pressure from local businesses and consumers. And these are big states where one-size-fits-all rules are a hard sell.

“We feel a deep sense of gratitude,” California’s governor said about his decision to help undocumented immigrants – 10% of the state workforce – amid the pandemic shutdowns. Opponents say there are more urgent needs for the $75 million.

California has begun an unprecedented effort to shelter more homeless people exposed to the coronavirus. The plan could yield long-term solutions.

The first-of-its-kind law allows college players to sign lucrative deals, reigniting the debate that universities unfairly make money off athletes.

A bill passed Tuesday by California Senate could remake the gig economy – one of several measures that reinforce the state’s image as a trendsetter.

This former estate near Los Angeles, known for its books, paintings, and gardens, has chosen a special hybrid rose to mark its centennial.

Clinics’ free speech rights trump an “unduly burdensome” state disclosure requirement. Pro-life clinics offering pregnant women alternatives to abortion won a major free speech victory today. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to block a California law requiring pregnancy centers post referrals to state-funded abortion providers and birth control resources, forcing them to promote services that violate their beliefs. In National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, the court ruled that the state’s 2015 Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act “targets speakers, not speech, and imposes an unduly burdensome disclosure requirement that will chill their…

One of the central rights of the constitution is freedom of expression, particularly as it relates to religion. Today the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) in a case likely to have significant impact in debates on abortion and free speech. The Court agreed with NIFLA that a California law requiring license pro-life pregnancy centers post information on where women can obtain low-cost abortion services violated the First Amendment rights of those operating the centers. Such a case seems so obvious it is almost surprising that this case had to go…