Monday, October 14, 2019

Conversion Therapy Survivor Fights to Stop the Practice

By Spectrum News In Focus Staff

October 14, 2019


Sam Brinton talks about the pain and shame of going through conversion therapy and how it led to advocating for LGBTQ issues.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

California becomes the first state to ban fur products

By Harmeet Kaur 

October 13, 2019


(CNN) California has become the first US state to ban the sale of animal fur products.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Newsom stops in LA, signs bills addressing housing crisis in California

By Jovana Lara

October 10, 2019


SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom continued his statewide "rent and housing tour" with a stop in Los Angeles Wednesday, days after he signed a landmark rent control bill into law.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Lifeblood of our Democracy

By Laura Friedman

October 3, 2019


The free exchange of ideas and opinions, of fact-based independent reporting and the ability to illuminate issues from the world stage to the local, are not only what ushered in the founding of our nation, but are the breath that has kept it alive all these years. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Top State Lawmakers Question Chevron Oil Spill Fine

By Ted Goldberg

October 3, 2019


The heads of the state legislative committees that oversee much of California's oil and gas industry are questioning whether a fine issued by state regulators against Chevron this week, for a massive uncontrolled release of crude petroleum in a Kern County oil field, will be effective.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Governor Newsom signs bills aimed at limiting fire danger

By Associated Press, Ashley Gardner

October 2, 2019


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is adopting nearly two dozen new laws aimed at preventing and fighting the devastating wildfires that have charred large swaths of the state in recent years, killing scores and destroying a Sierra foothills city last fall.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

These Big Plans to Protect California Homes From Wildfire Fell Short in the Legislature

By Lauren Sommer

September 26, 2019


After 86 people in the town of Paradise lost their lives in a massive wildfire last year, California lawmakers vowed to prepare the state for future infernos. But while millions of dollars are going toward new firefighting crews and technology, some say the state is overlooking an area in dire need of help: making homes and buildings safer.