Stories about California

Police accountability bill passes key state Senate committee

In a sign that the power of the cops in Sacramento may be changing, senators berate law-enforcement lobbyists

Tenant Troubles: Can my landlord spy on me?

In our surveillance society, a security camera may not be an invasion of privacy.

Wiener upzoning bill dies in committee

SB 827 appears dead for this year -- but the senator isn't giving up

Tenant Troubles: Do we have to sue to get our deposit back?

Actually, yes. Wishin' and hopin' (and some phone calls) won't get you anywhere.

Media outlets sue over death penalty secrets

48hills, KQED, and LA Times seek to block rules that allow key parts of executions to take place in secret

The myth of long-term housing “underproduction”

Has California—and SF—failed to build housing for the past 50 years? The data show otherwise

OPINION: Strengthening CEQA to help solve the housing crisis

What if the much-maligned environmental law linked jobs to housing? That would fight displacement and encourage regional cooperation

Denounce the Yimby disruption: An open letter to Sen. Wiener

Community leaders ask author of SB 827 to distance himself from the Yimbys who shouted down a community coalition trying to hold a peaceful rally

Tenant Troubles: Can I get in trouble for breaking a lease?

I'm finding myself in the position of looking for an apt for the first time in a long time. I thought I ought to...

SF supes oppose Wiener real-estate bill

Breed sides with Wiener as debate shows clear differences among candidates for mayor