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Charging people with misdemeanors causes more crime, not less

Groundbreaking study shows that dropping the charges in many cases leads to lower crime rates overall.

Letter to the Editor: Weighing in on Garfield’s leftist cred

Garfield has been transformed into a icon of the left—but what's his creator doing with Mike Pence?

Not far from the tree: California’s new attorney general

Rob Bonta's progressive political approach comes directly from his upbringing as the son of left-wing parents who fought Marcos in the Philippines.

Examined Life: Are you ready to open up?

We’ve been waiting for this, but it might feel different than we expect.

Major players fuel nightlife drive against anti-Asian hate—here’s how you can help

DJ Marky "Proof" Enriquez and emcee Fran Boogie threw a 40-hour online fundraiser for the cause. Let's keep it going

A year without live music—that still made a lot of noise

A music critic reflects on an era that heard local venues silenced and Black voices uplifted.

Asian vet attacked in hate crime that hasn’t made the news

Ron Tuason, 56, beaten by assailant who blamed him for COVID. How many more cases are out there?

US Senate committee takes on economic inequality

It's a defining issue -- but the news media don't seem to be paying attention, and half the members didn't bother to show up.

Poll shows strong support for taxes on the rich

More than two-thirds of CA voters back a wealth tax -- and a measure will soon go to the state Legislature.

Can Big Tech really be regulated?

Hate speech and misinformation has multiplied and been weaponized -- but that may be changing.