San Joaquin County Statewide Articles


These California Dams Need Repairs. But Newsom Plans to Cut Grants in Half

Aiming to store more water and protect the public, legislators are negotiating with the governor to restore $50 million to help repair 42 aging dams throughout the state.

Rick Caruso Is Considering Another Political Run. His Best Shot Might Be California’s Highest Office

Rick Caruso is apparently not done yet.

Column: Suggesting That Biden Has Dementia? 'If...shame Still Exists, I'd Call It Shameful'

Trump campaign ad slams Biden and asks: 'Is it dishonesty or dementia?' It's a cheap shot on a political low road, and, by the way, 'dementia' is a medical — not political — diagnosis.

California Voted to Ban New Diesel Trucks at Ports. Why Did L.A. And Long Beach Just Add 1,000 More?

While California waits for the EPA to act, more than 1,200 trucks have obtained new registrations to move cargo at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach this year; 90% run on diesel.

Kennedy Jr. Speaks on Foreign Policy at the Nixon Library

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., speaking at the Nixon library, said that if elected president he would cut the defense budget in half to bolster domestic programs.

Occidental Trustees Vote Against Divesting From Israel-Linked Companies

Occidental board Chair Lisa Link said taking a position on a complex geopolitical situation could alienate some people and threaten diverse expression.

Southern California Prices Are at a Record. Could Relief Be on the Way?

Southern California home prices are hitting records, but an increase in the number of houses for sale could make a home search at least somewhat easier for prospective buyers.

Copper Thieves Leave 6th Street Bridge — The 'Ribbon of Light' — Completely in the Dark

The 6th Street Viaduct's 10 arches are not lit due to copper theft of the wiring that powers the LEDs on the bridge that connects downtown L.A. to the Eastside.

Tourists Were Zip-Tied and Robbed in an L.A. Short-Term Rental. Should It Even Have Been Open?

The site of an armed home invasion in East Hollywood, in which six tourists were zip-tied and robbed, was apparently being rented out through Airbnb and other platforms in violation of Los Angeles' ordinance on short-term rentals, records show.

Column: A Korean American Family Called for Help. An LAPD Officer Arrived, Shot Mentally Ill Son

A Korean American family caring for a mentally ill son asked for help. An LAPD officer shot and killed him.

Biden’s on Target About What Repealing ACA Would Mean for Preexisting Condition Protections

If the Affordable Care Act were terminated, "that would mean over a hundred million Americans will lose protections for preexisting conditions."

Funding Instability Plagues Program That Brings Docs to Underserved Areas

For Diana Perez, a medical resident at the Family Health Center of Harlem, the handwritten thank-you note she received from a patient is all the evidence she needs that she has chosen the right training path.

Funding Instability Plagues Program That Brings Docs to Underserved Areas

For Diana Perez, a medical resident at the Family Health Center of Harlem, the handwritten thank-you note she received from a patient is all the evidence she needs that she has chosen the right training path.

Watch: California Pays Drug Users to Stay Clean

KFF Health News senior correspondent Angela Hart appeared on Spectrum News 1's "LA Times Today" last week to explain how California is trying to help hard-drug users kick their habit by paying them to stay clean.

Biden’s on Target About What Repealing ACA Would Mean for Preexisting Condition Protections

If the Affordable Care Act were terminated, "that would mean over a hundred million Americans will lose protections for preexisting conditions."

California’s Budget Charade Reflects a 15-Year-Long Conflict Over the Process

What’s happening on the state budget this week — or, more accurately, not happening — is the latest chapter in a 15-year-long saga of manipulative Capitol politics.

California Ranks Bottom Third in Overall Child Well-Being, Per New Report

A new report by Annie E. Casey Foundation highlights the low ranking in overall well-being among California's children.

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Take Over Cal State L.A. Building, Stranding University Employees

Pro-Palestinian protesters took over the student services building at Cal State L.A. on Wednesday afternoon, blocking off entrances and exits.

Silver Lake Removes Last Traffic Signs of Its Anti-Gay Past

The anti-gay signs first put up in the 1990s read 'No U-turn' to discourage men from cruising in the Silver Lake neighborhood. Now locals celebrate it's removal.

Engineers Sue Elon Musk and SpaceX, Saying the Company Mirrored His Juvenile, Crude X Posts

Elon Musk and SpaceX are being sued by eight former employees who accused the billionaire owner of retaliation and fomenting a toxic culture rife with sexual innuendo.

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