18 Sep 2019

New California Laws

California’s legislature adjourned Sept. 13, leaving hundreds of bills awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s final stamp of approval. The Xpress has covered three. Here’s a distillation of five more. Given Newsom’s

12 Feb 2019

California sea lions killed to preserve Oregon fish

California sea lions, like the ones Bay Area residents know to lazily sunbathe on Pier 39, are being killed by Oregon wildlife officials for dining on diminishing fish populations. An

15 Nov 2018

Gov. Brown lauds community unity in wake of wildfires

CHICO—California Gov. Jerry Brown announced a six-part executive order to help the hundreds of thousands of people displaced by what is becoming the most destructive and deadly fire season in

13 Nov 2018

Trump’s tweets on California fires disgrace to firefighters

President Donald Trump continues to cross the line on his Twitter account. After the news of the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire broke, Trump took to Twitter to blame California

12 Nov 2018

Fire victims recount devastation in Paradise

CHICO — The wind-fueled Camp Fire that started near Paradise, California around 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 has become the most destructive fire in California’s history. On Friday Nov. 9,

07 Nov 2018

Feinstein wins fifth term as U.S. senator

Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein fended off a challenge from fellow-Democrat and state Senator Kevin De Leon in Tuesday’s midterm elections, winning her fifth term representing California in the

17 Oct 2018

California becomes first state to ban animal testing

It is a popular opinion that animal-tested products are bad and should be stopped. There are many organizations that support this ban on animal testing, such as the humane society

25 Apr 2018

OP-ED: SB 827 can reduce California’s greenhouse emissions

Utilizing a car to get around the city has become a part of my weekly routine but lately it seems to be more inconvenient than rewarding. Constant traffic congestion on

14 Feb 2018

Students have a lot to learn from wine

When faced with the choice of what to drink at a party, students often feel they only have two options, cheap, watery beer or hard liquor filled with regret. While

13 Feb 2018

San Francisco’s higher taxes on cannabis

Adult use of cannabis is legal in California because of Proposition 64, which means anyone over the age of 21 can now purchase marijuana for recreational use, at a cost.

25 Jan 2018

Gov. Brown delivers last State of the State address

Gov. Jerry Brown highlighted California’s environmental measures and defended the high speed rail in his State of the State address Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2018. It comes as Brown’s 16th

24 Jan 2018

Raid preparation increases immigrant anxiety

American immigration officials prepared for a “major sweep” in multiple Northern California cities as they plan to arrest over 1,500 undocumented citizens according to an unnamed source from an SF

01 Nov 2017

Long distance: Worth it?

I never imagined myself in a long distance relationship. I’ve been in two LDRs: one that fell apart and one that stands strong to this day. Distance is something that

18 Apr 2017

Patriot’s Day Rally turns violent

A Patriots Day rally in Berkeley turned violent on Saturday April 15, 2017 as Trump supporters and white supremacists clashed with a group of black bloc protesters in Martin Luther

15 Mar 2017

After deluge of rain, end of drought nears for California

Several large rainstorms walloped the San Francisco Bay Area and the rest of the state since the start of the new year, moving California out of a five-year drought and

15 Mar 2016

El Niño isn’t a cure for California’s drought

San Francisco recently experienced nearly two straight weeks of rainy weather thanks to El Niño, which was enough to make some people forget about one of the largest issues still facing

05 Mar 2015

State-level graduation rates turns focus on student outcomes

Graduation rates across the country are higher than previously reported according to a new state-level report released Feb. 24. The Signature Report 8 State Supplement, a state-by-state national study on