Los Angeles Times

State politics and policy as they intersect with immigration, criminal justice and tech privacy.

Why these California Republicans keep winning in Democratic-leaning districts

The Nunes memo made this congressman a national name. But his California district cares about water, not Russia

California wanted to bridge the digital divide but left rural areas behind. Now that's about to change

California passed a law boosting police transparency on cellphone surveillance. Here's why it's not working

Efforts to regulate bail companies have some unlikely allies: bail agents

More California inmates are getting a second chance as parole board enters new era of discretion

Sanctuary state fight at local level may be more orchestrated than organic

Most California sheriffs fiercely opposed the 'sanctuary state' law. Soon they'll have to implement it

No, California's 'sanctuary state' law does not allow the release of dangerous criminals to the streets

California becomes 'sanctuary state' in rebuke of Trump immigration policy

California lawmakers want to provide attorneys to immigrants facing deportation. But who gets the help?

'I took someone’s life — now I am giving back': In California's prisons, inmates teach each other how to start over

Survivors of violent crime raise their voices in California to call for a new approach to criminal justice

A fight simmers in the Bay Area over protecting the privacy of immigrants here illegally

This group is putting women at the center of the battle to fix California's bail system

How 'MASH' actor Mike Farrell became a leading voice against the death penalty in California

Anger, passion drive debate over more overtime pay for California farmworkers

In cycling-obsessed Colombia, he dreamed of glory. But first he needed a bike


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