Tag: California Today

California Today: Why is the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Is Charging $350,000 for Records?

Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) This week, my colleague Tim Arango wrote about the rocky, contentious rollout of a new law that requires police departments to make public more records about officers’ conduct. The law suddenly made California — which has one of the nation’s highest rates of […]

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California Today: California Today: Takeaways From a Wide-Ranging State of the State

Good morning. (If you don’t already get California Today by email, here’s the sign-up.) When Gov. Gavin Newsom began his first State of the State address yesterday, political observers expected him to attack the Trump administration. So often, Mr. Newsom has described the president’s policies as standing in direct opposition to California’s values. But instead, […]

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California Today: California Today: An Interview With Samin Nosrat: ‘I Identify as a Californian’

Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today by email.) Before Samin Nosrat turned kneading focaccia into sumptuous, sunlit A.S.M.R. fodder and charmed viewers (like me) with her genuine delight at the flavor of a sweet lemon on her Netflix series, “Salt Fat Acid Heat,” she was a U.C. Berkeley student […]

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California Today: California Today: Marijuana’s New Crop of Consumers, by the Numbers

Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today by email.) Nobody said it’d be easy, exactly. But nobody anticipated it’d be quite this hard to get Californians to buy legal weed. That’s been the dominant takeaway from the Golden State’s first year of legalized recreational marijuana sales. My colleague Thomas Fuller […]

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California Today: California Today: Eric Garcetti on the Teachers’ Strike: ‘I Could Do Things Other People Weren’t Able to Do’

Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today by email.) After about a week on the picket lines, Los Angeles teachers and district officials reached a deal yesterday to end a historic strike that put the struggles of public schools front and center for a national audience. And although Mayor Eric […]

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California Today: California Today: The L.A. Teachers’ Union Leader on What Would End the Strike

Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today by email.) Yesterday, we talked to Austin Beutner, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, about the city’s teachers’ strike that has all but ground the operations of the nation’s second-largest school system to a halt. Today, we hear from the other […]

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