The energy in the midterms is working against female Republican candidates who are reluctant or unable to claim any advantage to being a woman among voters.
No longer confined to Hawaii, Southern California and Australia, the sport’s landlocked version is a testament to the art of making do.
Wayfarer Bread & Pastry offers stellar pastries — but also a creative savory menu.
The Mendocino Complex Fire has grown to more than 300,000 acres, and firefighters are battling two more massive blazes in other rural parts of the state.
We drove roughly 50 miles along Highway 20, from the firefighters’ base camp to the town of Clearlake Oaks, while the region was still under a mandatory evacuation order.
The silence surrounding Leslie Moonves shows that even now, entertainment executives aren’t ready to give up their perks without a fight.
The TV home of “The Brady Bunch,” on the market for the first time in decades, was the most viewed property of the month.
A California court said it was “not persuaded” by the argument that there was insufficient evidence and that the Stanford swimmer had sought only “outercourse.”
In recent weeks, two Sikh men have been assaulted in separate attacks in the same area of Northern California. One was labeled a hate crime.
An increasingly vocal group of Chinese-Americans who were once politically dormant has been galvanized by the fight over race-based school admissions.
Long and lovely, these garments are best when thrown on quickly and worn out casually.
It’s essential for legislators and Governor Brown to commit the state to running on 100 percent clean energy by 2045.
The president, either willfully ignorant or playing to his base, tweets nonsense about the California wildfires and refuses to acknowledge the role of climate change in the disaster.
Are we locked in a worldwide pattern of persistent and catastrophic wildfires?
We want to hear from Californians who are returning to their homes after evacuating them during the wildfires.
A pair of fires called the Mendocino Complex had been growing for nearly two weeks before becoming the largest fire on Monday night.
The state’s rebuttal lays out a road map to California’s legal strategy against the federal government in coming months and years.
A resolution by the City Council there was largely meaningless because West Hollywood has no authority over the Walk of Fame, which is in Los Angeles.
The Mendocino Complex Fire, northwest of Sacramento, topped 290,000 acres as of Tuesday morning, surpassing last year’s Thomas Fire.
Thanks to Trump, Democrats have a shot in Orange County.
The president’s tweets appeared to conflate water-management issues that have no bearing on the state’s battle against wildfires, experts said.
The plane crashed near shops and restaurants. “You just felt the ground move,” a witness said.
Officials said the Carr Fire was one of 17 major fires across California that have consumed more than 450,000 acres. Gov. Jerry Brown called it the “new normal.”
Some residents north of Los Angeles are worried about The Santa Clarita Valley Signal’s priorities after comments and tweets by the Republican couple who bought it.
The devastating Carr Fire continues to burn through parts of Northern California. We visited the town of Redding, where the high winds and flames left some areas barely recognizable. Examine the damage using augmented reality.
At the Pendry, the tostadas and salmon are excellent. The views are nice, too.
At the high end, the increased emissions in the United States would outstrip the amount produced by many midsize countries in a year.
The family of Ms. Wilson, who was 18, plans to sue BART next week. Her death has become a flash point in discussions about race in Oakland.
A worker worries about being fired just because a new manager doesn’t like him and wonders if there is a way to fight back. Here’s why the law can’t help but other strategies might.
The proposal would freeze rules requiring cleaner, more efficient cars and unravel one of President Obama’s signature policies to fight global warming.
He wants to freeze fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards, thwarting progress on climate change.
The administration’s plan to roll back auto mileage standards is based on bad science, bad math and bad faith.
Google’s digital maps have become the world’s default atlas and the arbiter of what neighborhoods are called, even when many residents disagree.
The Los Angeles-based brand 69, which creates whimsical, gender-neutral clothing, prepares for a museum retrospective.
Even amid #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite — and celebrated films like “Wonder Woman,” “Black Panther” and “Call Me by Your Name” — Hollywood is as white, straight and male as ever, a new report reveals.
Elon Musk, the chief executive, said the electric-car maker was about to turn a corner with output of its mass-market Model 3, buoying company shares.
In between exhausting shifts battling the raging Carr Fire, Redding firefighters took time to mourn.
Fast-moving blazes, broiling heat, droughts and bizarrely deadly twists — the new normal.
A Spanish-style house in Los Angeles, a modernist home in Anchorage and a renovated 19th-century house in New Orleans.
A Spanish-style house in Los Angeles, a modernist home in Anchorage and a renovated 19th-century house in New Orleans.
These new wineries are shaking up the tourist scene in Napa Valley, with interesting spaces, intimate experiences, and an emphasis on dining and culture.
Klaus Biesenbach will try to right the struggling Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, which is looking east once again to fill its top spot.
A proposed ordinance would ban employee cafeterias in new construction, encouraging tech workers to leave the office to buy their meals.
The wildfire, one of 17 currently burning in the state, has already grown to cover more than 110,000 acres.
Roughly 37,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes in recent days as wildfires raged, many of them finding temporary refuge in one of five shelters in Redding.
Danueal Drayton, 27, strangled a nurse in Queens and raped others in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, investigators say. They are looking for other victims.
We talked to people who found themselves on the front lines of climate change this year. Here are their stories.
Arriving in Washington as an antiwar firebrand, he became a House leader as head of the Armed Services Committee and the Congressional Black Caucus.
In the face of sharp opposition and questions about how to pay for it, construction of California’s high-speed rail line is roaring ahead.
Fire officials said they were “optimistic” in their battle against the wildfire, which has been ravaging the region for nearly a week.
Ed Bledsoe left his wife and great-grandchildren to run errands and gather supplies. Less than an hour later, his neighborhood was engulfed in flames.
When I talk, people assume a lot about me. For a long time I thought I had to hide.
A 157-acre hilltop plot in Los Angeles is being pitched as the city’s most expensive residential property ever.
Andrew Wheeler, the acting head of the E.P.A., is taking a more disciplined approach to dismantling environmental regulations.
I shut down the sprinkler system and tested a new aesthetic. To my delight, I discovered that it’s beautiful.
As President Trump prepares to unveil one of the largest regulatory rollbacks of his administration, his acting E.P.A. chief warns that the plan could be illegal.
Since 2012, according to state officials, there has not been a month without a wildfire burning — a stark contrast to previous decades.
The quirky Bay Area city has changed a lot over the years, but its particular brand of nonconformity is still on view for travelers — including those without a lot to spend.
The deadly, fast-moving blaze, known as the Carr Fire, hit the city of Redding on Thursday. About 10,000 people have been ordered to leave the area.
Proposals by the Trump administration and various lawmakers threaten the effectiveness of the 45-year-old law that has brought back a host of plants and animals from the edge of extinction.
The suspect was charged with five counts of arson as the wildfire expanded through mountains in the south of the state, eventually spreading across 7,500 acres.
Plenty could go wrong en route to the most important midterm in a generation.
The former Stanford swimmer, whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman sparked outrage, did not intend to have intercourse with the victim, his lawyer said.
The riesling grape is particularly expressive of a sense of place. How do these three bottles, from New York, Oregon and California compare?
A nearby 38,000-acre wildfire turned one of the country’s most popular national parks into a virtual ghost town on Wednesday.
Inside the growth of the most controversial brand in the wellness industry.
Nia, 18, had an upcoming job interview, a sister said. As her family planned her funeral on Wednesday, the suspect in the attack was charged with murder and attempted murder.
The allegations against Dr. George Tyndall have prompted a criminal investigation and a federal inquiry into U.S.C.’s handling of complaints against him.
Los Angeles is defined by the people who lead their lives with a real sense of purpose — something this city has never lacked.
A suspect, Austin Clay, was being held on a charge of felony vandalism, the police said. This is not the first time President Trump’s star has been vandalized.
Limited by federal law, the veterans’ health system can’t study the benefits of cannabis or prescribe it to patients. Nearly a million veterans may be using it anyway.
On the eve of a major retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Susan Meiselas finds history repeating itself.
Editors on our Travel desk respond to criticism of a recent feature about retreats and sanctuaries in and around Los Angeles.
The employee, Melyda Corado, was fatally struck, the police said, when she was caught in an exchange of gunfire between the police and a man who had led them on a car chase.
Nia Wilson, 18, was killed after being “blindsided by a maniac,” her sister said. It was one of three homicides at BART stations in less than a week.
The smoke has blocked views of the valley inside the park, and one of Yosemite’s most scenic routes has been closed.
The food critic was the first to open up a city to me, to push me, along with thousands of others, to go outside our usual understanding of a place and take some chances.
The novelist Reif Larsen seeks out sites of reverence in and around this sprawling city, places of quiet contemplation far from the gridlock and glamour.
The federal judge’s ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general’s office that aggressive protesters violated laws guaranteeing reproductive health access.
A gourmand who explored Los Angeles’s immigrant communities, taco carts and chic restaurants, Mr. Gold won renown in the culinary world and a Pulitzer Prize for criticism.
Dozens of hostages were freed after a gunman evading the police barricaded himself in the store in the Silver Lake neighborhood.
In this week’s Race/Related newsletter: A look at the University of California, Merced campus, and a visit to Charlottesville almost a year after the white nationalist rally.
In California, a long-running fight could be nearing a conclusion. At stake for the public is access to a magnificent coastline.
A French research team says it has stumbled on the Japanese disaster’s signature in California wine, but the radioactive levels are too low to be dangerous.
Two decades ago, a new approach to power delivery led to blackouts. Now the state is considering another energy makeover: a regional electric grid.
As the Rugby World Cup Sevens kicks off in San Francisco, the “other sport of the future” in the United States aims for a reboot amid turmoil.
Mississippi, which has only one abortion clinic, requires many more steps to undergo a procedure than California, which has 152 clinics and no major restrictions.
Latinos make up California’s largest ethnic group, but they are underrepresented in the state’s universities. Step forward the University of California, Merced.
Allow yourself to be transported to some of California’s most spectacular vistas and take a moment to meditate on the tranquil sights and sounds of nature in this 360-degree experience.
The A’s, with a roster rebuilt through the farm system and judicious trades, have returned to contention after three seasons in their division’s basement.
There's a battle in Congress over a grant to help television meteorologists incorporate climate change into their weather reporting.
Cerro Gordo, in the Inyo Mountains of California, became a ghost town after decades of disuse. Its new owners plan to spend about $1 million to make it boom again.
While rural areas offer manufacturers some advantages, they can no longer count on lower salaries for workers or finding employees with the skills they need.
For the founder of the blue roasting company, renovating a home wasn’t much different from designing a cafe: Clean lines and white surfaces would do just fine.
For the founder of Blue Bottle Coffee, renovating a home wasn’t much different from designing a cafe: Clean lines and white surfaces would do just fine.
The ride-sharing company Lyft confirmed that Orlando Vilchez Lazo, 37, of San Mateo, Calif., had been a registered driver with the company.
Scotti Sitz, the owner of the L.A. design store Garde, has transformed a historic farmhouse into an elevated retreat for her brand’s second outpost.
A reader writes that “it’s impossible to solve the housing crisis without significant new development, and that means that neighborhoods must change.”
A bill in the California legislature would regulate bots by making them disclose their automated nature. But how?
The state expects drier dry years and wetter wet ones in the decades ahead. That means projects to restore river habitats now serve another purpose: battling the coming floods.