Stories about California

Wiener quietly turns barber bill into major housing legislation

Gut-and-amend strategy puts a version of SB 50 on the legislative fast track.

What happened to Halston? New doc dives deep into designer’s story

Going beyond the Studio 54 reputation, Frédéric Tcheng's movie reappraises the fashion icon's legacy and life as a gay man.

Review: In ‘Oedipus El Rey,’ the wrecks of myth and mass incarceration

Transposed to LA in the Magic's revival, Luis Alfaro’s take on Sophocles mixes Latinx culture with ancient Greek tragedy.

Wiener’s gut-and-amend tactics: Will they return with SB 50?

The senator has used a dubious legislative trick in the past, and some fear he is preparing to do it again.

Screen Grabs: She’s the Official Coolest Person Ever

Filmmaker Barbara Rubin gets her due. Plus: Asian Masters series, Hecho en Mexico fest, Halston, Ward 5B, Mamacita, more.

Stern Grove Festival changes family hands—but not its free music mission

Fifth-generation Goldman brothers take over SF tradition: "We're here experiencing music in nature, not through AirPods."

The facts about vaping emerge

Supes hearing produces remarkable data on the public-health impacts of JUUL.

What the vaping ballot initiative is really about

There are no new protections for kids; it's all about stopping the city from banning the sale of JUUL products.

‘Oedipus’ incarcerated: Esteban Carmona plays imprisoned tragic hero

The star of Magic Theatre's contemporized Greek tale—now set in South Central LA—talks about staging Sophocles for new audiences.

State bill could allow undocumented workers to claim tax credit

More than 1 million Californians could benefit from this anti-poverty program -- but activists are worried about Gov. Newsom.