Tag: California

How to Create a Chinese Feast, Inspired by Lulu Wang’s ‘The Farewell’

“Dad! You have to say he did a good job,” said the filmmaker Lulu Wang. She was addressing her father, Haiyan Wang, who was sitting next to me at dinner. It was a beautiful recent evening at the West Hollywood restaurant Auburn. A bottle of Maotai, the fiery Chinese liquor, was open, a feast of […]

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Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay Blasts AOC for ‘Using the Race Card’ in Her Pushback Against Pelosi

In this 2014 photo, Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) speaks to demonstrators gathered in Ferguson, Mo., to protest the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty) Veteran African-American Democrats in the House are taking freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to task over how she’s come for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and comments AOC’s chief of […]

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California Lawmakers Give Utilities a Backstop on Wildfire Liability

Heading into another wildfire season, California’s political leaders have moved with unusual speed to help the state’s utilities erect a backstop against huge liability claims. The State Legislature gave final approval on Thursday to a measure that would set up a fund to help compensate victims for losses from fires started by the utilities’ equipment. […]

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A Southern California Without Orange Groves? One of the Last Could Soon Be Gone

LOS ANGELES — Drive through the San Fernando Valley and it is easy to spot the hallmarks of suburban Southern California: streets lined with palm trees, carefully sheared hedges and red-tiled roofs, a blur of tidy development. But turn a corner in one neighborhood and a 12-acre orange grove comes brightly into view. Bothwell Ranch […]

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A Dramatic Drop in Migrant Arrivals on the Border: What’s Happening?

SAN DIEGO — In the sleeping quarters, green cots that were once occupied by hundreds of parents and children on a single night were stacked against the wall. For dinner on Tuesday, just two tables were set for the handful of families staying at the large shelter near the California border that takes in migrant […]

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24 Governors Call on Trump to Halt Rollback on Rules for Clean Cars

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. The opposition to one of President Trump’s most consequential regulatory rollbacks — a plan to weaken pollution standards for automobiles nationwide — widened on Tuesday when 24 governors, including three Republicans, urged the president to abandon his plan. The governors’ […]

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Jaden Smith Really Is an Icon Living: Debuts Free Vegan Food Truck for the Homeless in Los Angeles

Photo: Amy Sussman (Getty Images) While Jaden Smith has enjoyed plenty of box office and Billboard success, it’s his benevolence and giving heart that his fans truly adore. According to the Hollywood Reporter, on Monday, the “Icon” rapper unveiled I Love You Restaurant, a vegan food truck that will provide free meals to the homeless […]

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Californians’ Alert Apps Didn’t Sound for 2 Big Earthquakes. Why Not?

Los Angeles residents were not pleased last week when a pair of earthquakes struck and the ShakeAlertLA app on their phones did just what it was supposed to do: nothing. The app, released to the public on New Year’s Eve after more than a year of development, is intended to give at least a few […]

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It’s New York vs. California in a New Climate Race. Who Will Win?

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. California and New York have recently set some of the world’s most ambitious climate targets, aiming to slash their net emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases down to nearly zero in just three short decades. Now the race is on to […]

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Report Suggests Police Use of Deadly Force Is on the Decline in California

Chloe Compton, center, joins dozens of others in a demonstration outside the Sacramento Police Department to protest the decision to not prosecute the two officers involved in the 2018 fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, in Sacramento, Calif., March 2, 2019.Photo: Rich Pedroncelli (AP Photo) According to a new report, police incidents involving the use of […]

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The Toxic-Gas Catastrophe Hiding Beneath Your Home

In October 2015, a fragile well casing ruptured at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field in Los Angeles, California—and no one could figure out how to stop it. For 118 days, 100,000 metric tons of methane and other hazardous pollutants seeped into the atmosphere. The worst single natural gas leak in American history was […]

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Cannabis Tourism Is on the Rise

Sam Rosenbaum has Stephen Colbert to thank for his career switch from accountant to cannabis tour operator. The newly minted M.B.A. was watching an episode of “The Colbert Report” in 2014 when the comedian spoke of a “cannabis green rush” coming to Colorado, which had recently become the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. “The […]

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Earthquake Rocks Southern California for Second Time in 24 Hours

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake rattled Southern California on Friday night, one day after the strongest recorded quake in 20 years struck the state — and seismologists warned to expect further episodes. The United States Geological Survey reported that the latest earthquake’s epicenter was between Bakersfield and the Mojave Desert. It followed a 5.4-magnitude aftershock that roused […]

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5.4-Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock Has Californians on Their Toes

Californians woke early Friday to a 5.4-magnitude aftershock, renewing fears one day after Southern California experienced its strongest earthquake in two decades. Susan Hough, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, said the 4:07 a.m. tremor, nine miles northeast of the Mojave Desert city of Ridgecrest where Thursday’s earthquake took place, would likely be the […]

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6.4-Magnitude Earthquake and Swarm of Aftershocks Rattle Southern California

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A rolling 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit a remote area of Southern California between Los Angeles and Las Vegas on Thursday, the most powerful tremor to shake that region in two decades, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which struck shortly after 1 p.m. Eastern, caused dozens of aftershocks, about […]

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Southern California Was Just Hit With Its Biggest Earthquake In Years

Southern California has been hit with a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Independence Day. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit at 10:33 a.m. Pacific time near the Searles Valley, about 100 miles northeast of LA. People have taken to social media to state that the quake lasted a substantial amount of time. […]

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6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Southern California

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit a remote area of Southern California Thursday afternoon, the most powerful tremor to shake that region in many years, according to media reports and the United States Geological Survey. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was injured in the quake, which struck the Los Angeles area shortly after 1 p.m. […]

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