Tag: California Today

Lessons From a ‘California Witch Hunt’

Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today delivered to your inbox.) In the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy was the architect of a series of investigations into supposed Communist influence in the U.S. through his House Un-American Activities Committee, which cost many their livelihoods. The term “McCarthyism” has since become synonymous […]

Read More

California Today: Some San Francisco Leaders Back Raid on a Journalist. Candidates for D.A.? Not So Much

Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) In the days after San Francisco police officers barged into the home of a freelance journalist — with a sledgehammer and guns drawn — to investigate the source of a leaked police report, city leaders, including Mayor London Breed, initially backed the raid. […]

Read More

California Today: California Today: What to Know About Pacific Gas & Electric’s Role in the Camp Fire

Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today by email.) On Wednesday, about six months after California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire rampaged through Butte County, decimating the town of Paradise and killing 85 people, state officials announced that Pacific Gas & Electric power lines had started the fire. As my […]

Read More

California Today: California Today: After Poway Shooting, Another Discussion on Gun Control

Beto O’Rourke, the presidential candidate from Texas, told a crowd in Los Angeles, hours after the Poway attack, that he would push for universal background checks “without loopholes or exceptions,” according to The Los Angeles Times. But Gov. Gavin Newsom — who, as governor-elect, called the National Rifle Association “bankrupt, morally” just after the Thousand […]

Read More