Richard Montañez, a janitor turned Frito-Lay executive, has said he invented the spicy snack. A new film tells his story, but the evidence isn’t on his side.
In diaries, articles and letters, he pushed for the medical community’s acceptance of men who were assigned female at birth and identified as gay.
His sliver of an artwork, “Point of Infinity,” marks the start of the city’s Treasure Island Art Program.
The Outer Sunset’s success reflects how some cities have evolved during the pandemic.
In new shows in Chicago and London, the artist uses ghostly erasure lines to look at ideas about race — forcing us to confront the images before they slip away.
Juneteenth will be commemorated across the United States on June 19 with music, art, food and fireworks. We highlight programs in five places, including Galveston, Texas, known as the birthplace of the holiday.
Even in a tough budget year, more investment in transit would be money well spent.
Anthony Rauda was sentenced to 119 years to life in prison for the 2018 shooting of a man who was camping with his children in Malibu Creek State Park.
Reaction to the smoke from the Canadian wildfires. Also: Sexism and xenophobia in Hollywood; Target’s L.G.B.T.Q. merchandise; “The View”; migrant opportunity.
Readers recommended street art in Eureka, a new Chicano art museum in Riverside and more across the state.
Aggressive skating emerged in the 1990s as a flashier, niche style of roller skating. Like other ’90s trends, it has emerged again.
With so much smoke polluting the air so early in the fire season, we should finally stop thinking of wildfires as out of our control.
Pamela Price, a new district attorney in Northern California, is the latest to reopen cases that had seemingly been shut, including one from more than 15 years ago.
A new paper in the journal Nature offers an explanation for why the major fault line is overdue for the Big One.
The actor was banned from the animated sitcom in 2021 after he was accused of participating in the Capitol riot.
The flights to California illustrate the broader bet Gov. Ron DeSantis has made that the animating energy in the G.O.P. has shifted from conservatism to confrontationalism.
La exploración científica más reciente muestra que están funcionando las medidas de conservación de este tipo de marsopa, una de las especies más amenazadas del planeta.
The latest scientific survey of vaquitas, one of the planet’s most imperiled species, suggests that new conservation measures are working.
A conversation with the Los Angeles civic leader Zev Yaroslavsky, whose new memoir illuminates the last half-century in the city.
Tech entrepreneurs who left the Bay Area during the pandemic say they can’t afford to miss out on the funding, hackathons and networking of the artificial intelligence frenzy.
An arts program in a California state facility disproves the idea that “nobody dances in prison,” encouraging inmates to channel their lives and emotions into movement.
A Craftsman-style house in Dallas, a desert retreat in Pioneertown and a two-bedroom condominium in Somerville.
Legal questions have been raised about migrant flights Florida chartered to Sacramento and Martha’s Vineyard. But state officials say they were voluntary, and proving otherwise could be tough.
Prosecutors say that Nicole Daedone, who founded OneTaste on promises of nurturing women’s sexuality, abused her followers and lived off them.
Park Hotels & Resorts said it stopped making payments on a $725 million loan tied to two prominent hotels in a city hit hard by pandemic-related changes.
A spokeswoman for the Florida Division of Emergency Management said that the migrants’ relocation to Sacramento had been “voluntary.”
A conversation with Daniel Duane, who wrote in The New York Times Magazine recently about plans to develop high-density housing in his hometown.
Chanel in Los Angeles, Dior in Mexico, Gucci in Seoul. Clothes are just a tiny part of the content.
As California officials accused Florida of shipping migrants to its capital city last week, about 20 more people, mostly from Venezuela, arrived on Monday on the same chartered plane.
In her new album, “Joy’All,” Lewis grapples with aging and life cycles. “Having survived this moment, I felt like it was important to project something joyful,” she said.
The insurance industry is reacting to natural disasters by raising rates, reducing coverage and exiting some markets entirely.
After graduating from Stanford, David Breaux struggled to find his path — until he found his calling as “the Compassion Guy.”
Fayçal Ziraoui flew to California from France, believing that the serial killer may have left a rock formation near a desolate lake.
As Los Angeles prepares to commemorate the long-gone Cooper Do-nuts, accounts of a renowned 1959 uprising at one of its stores are being called into question.
A one-bedroom bungalow with a guesthouse in Los Osos, an 1870 Victorian in San Francisco and a three-bedroom cabin in Lake Arrowhead.
The state attorney general said the migrants carried documents that specified a Florida government agency and a company that dropped migrants in Martha’s Vineyard last year.
Like State Farm, which announced a similar move last week, Allstate cited worsening climate conditions that had made doing business there difficult.
Mr. Garvey, 74, a Republican, said he would decide in the next few weeks whether to run for the seat of Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is retiring.
In Los Angeles, a tiny pop-up market aims to become a cultural hub for a community.
Conor Dougherty of The New York Times spoke with the governor about leveraging California’s market power to influence policies in other states.
A new book of photographs by Larry Sultan captures recreational swimmers at public pools in 1970s and ‘80s California.
All of the finalists Thursday night could spell schwa, no doubt. It was the sound it makes that foiled many of them.
The accusation, which Mr. Cosby denies, is contained in a suit by Victoria Valentino, who filed it under a California law that has temporarily lifted the statute of limitations in sexual assault cases.
Some homeowners who ripped out their grassy yards say their lawns have come back to life after the recent rains.
How do you change a place as polluted and desperately unequal as the San Joaquin Valley?
The music megastars are the newest members of the club. Here’s a sampling of some others.
A Los Angeles shopping plaza is a preview of California’s Latino future.
Locals know the best spots are hiding in plain sight in the City of Angels.
The case against a star of the sitcom “That ’70s Show” drew widespread attention because of accusations that the Church of Scientology had tried to discourage his accusers.
Its beloved music director, Gustavo Dudamel, is leaving for New York, and its innovative chief executive, Chad Smith, is going to Boston. Now the esteemed orchestra is pondering what’s next.
A conversation with Chesa Boudin, who was rejected by voters last year, as he steps into a new role this week at U.C. Berkeley.
The largest insurer in California said it would stop offering new coverage. It’s part of a broader trend of companies pulling back from dangerous areas.
When Californians aren’t thirsting for water, they’re drowning in it. But experts see a way to navigate climate swings.
In Silicon Valley’s hacker houses, the latest crop of young entrepreneurs is partying, innovating — and hoping not to get crushed by the big guys.
She’s known for playing offbeat characters in “Russian Doll,” “High Maintenance” and “Girls,” but Greta Lee is winning raves for her restrained performance in “Past Lives.” It almost didn’t happen.
Raha Naddaf, one of the magazine’s story editors, explains the decision to zoom in on the Golden State.
Plans to build apartments have sparked a fight between progressive newcomers and nostalgic old-timers — with surprising allegiances in a writer’s hometown.
A new study shows that homeowners in California, Florida and New York are living in houses they cannot afford.
From reparations to tax revolts, the Golden State tries out new ideas all the time. What roads will its latest experiments send us down?
For decades the state has been setting policy for the whole nation. Now red states are pushing back.
A 1928 home with separate guest quarters in Los Angeles, a Colonial Revival house in Stockton and a Craftsman bungalow Oakland.
The California Democrat is surrounded by a large retinue of aides at all times, who tell her how and when to vote, explain what is going on when she is confused, and shield her from the press and public.
Republicans have criticized recent estimates of what Black Americans are owed in reparations. But for Democrats, they pose deeper problems for a party eager to retain the allegiance of Black voters.
If work for companies like Uber and Lyft once carried some appeal for offering flexibility, the kind of labor it has come to represent is now used by some as shorthand for a raw deal.
She was known as “the Burner” for her seductive delivery, but off the air she was anything but a wild rock ’n’ roller. She later became an addiction counselor.
A newly released trove of documents describe a threat to kill the queen during a visit that she and her husband made to the United States 40 years ago.
From faking a rainout at a World Series game to a possum in a television booth, the Athletics have rarely been happy at home. Will Las Vegas be the answer?
The Bay Area transit agency, which has regained only 45 percent of its prepandemic ridership, will offer more service on nights and weekends.
Overzealous instructors, unchecked drug use, and inadequate leadership and medical oversight turned a tough selection course into a dangerous ordeal, investigators found.
Seeking an inexpensive way to provide relief from the sun to waiting commuters, the city has installed structures called Sombritas at a handful of stops. Their design has raised eyebrows.
In the Golden State, local wildlife tends to capture the imagination.
Few are as involved in so many different artificial intelligence efforts as Mr. Hoffman, a Silicon Valley investor who co-founded LinkedIn.
With her reported column, ‘Third Wheel,’ Gina Cherelus has made a beat with dating, relationships and sex.
Backyard beekeeping has risen in popularity in the Bay Area, but a brisk and rainy winter proved challenging for the novices.
The plan would “mean new reductions for California,” says the New York Times reporter Christopher Flavelle.
The premiere of Dylan Mattingly and Thomas Bartscherer’s six-hour opera was presented by the orchestra — an institution at an inflection point.
The agreement on cuts, aided by a wet winter and $1.2 billion in federal payments, expires at the end of 2026.
A New York Times analysis finds that it isn’t just low-wage workers who are being priced out.
A wet winter has provided a narrow window for botanists to search for wildflowers that have been lying dormant for years in California.
Anticipating federal subsidies, Applied Materials said it planned to invest up to $4 billion in the semiconductor project in Sunnyvale, Calif.
A midcentury-modern house in Los Angeles, a 1937 cottage in Laguna Beach and a 2021 home in Hermosa Beach.
The chemical, ammonium nitrate, is relatively harmless by itself but has caused deadly explosions in industrial accidents and has been used in targeted attacks.
In three elections, she was a “first,” becoming one of the leading Latina politicians in California and the country.
The Nigerian artist inaugurates Zwirner’s new Los Angeles gallery with paintings that showcase her artistic vernacular.
Welcome to Flamingo Estate.
A life in Congress comes with power, prestige and perks that can be hard to leave behind. For some lawmakers who view their job as their identity, the prospect is unthinkable.
A large camp emerged this month in Jacumba Hot Springs, in the eastern San Diego desert.
Senator Dianne Feinstein’s constituents in California expressed sympathy for her deteriorating health. Some thought it was time for her to step down, while others said it remains her decision to make.
The Theranos founder, who was convicted last year of defrauding investors, lost her bid to remain free on bail while she appeals her conviction.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, 89, whose recent bout with shingles included contracting encephalitis, is frailer than ever. But she remains unwilling to entertain discussions about leaving the Senate.
Tributes to quaint beach towns, diverse neighborhoods and more.
At a time when their right to exist is under attack, these young L.G.B.T.Q. adults have carved out a space of safety, intimacy and friendship for themselves.
Forests, an emo band from Singapore, ended its tour in New York in high spirits, two weeks after being robbed in California.
Even distant fires can send dangerous, imperceptible pollution to your doorstep.
A conversation with the New York Times reporter Jesus Jiménez about an effort by Los Angeles activists to reclaim the land under the ballpark.
Héctor Tobar is a son of Los Angeles, a city of “perpetual cultural mixing.” Here, he guides readers through the books and writers that cut through the city’s layers.
The only way to have a rational discussion about immigration is to do everything possible to secure the southern border like never before.
Lawyers for Elvis Presley’s ex-wife and granddaughter are seeking to keep the agreement, which appears to end a battle over control of the estate, under seal.
In Los Angeles, movie and TV writers on strike are eyeing one another with more than solidarity on their minds.
More than 20 of the birds, which are critically endangered, have died in recent months.
The club agreed not to block the dancers from affiliating with Actors’ Equity in what appears to be the industry’s first unionization since the 1990s.
San Francisco has proposed the nation’s most ambitious reparations plan, including $5 million cash payments and housing aid that aims to bring people back.
A tentative agreement between the school district and the educators’ union includes several provisions meant to improve the lives of students and their families.
The group brings the inclusive spirit of viral dance challenges out into the fresh air with its joyfully queer “flash Bobs.”
The days after pandemic-era immigration restrictions were lifted showed the ability of federal authorities, local governments and private nonprofits to temporarily triage the situation at the border.
The departure of Chad Smith, the Philharmonic’s chief executive, is another loss for that orchestra, whose maestro, Gustavo Dudamel, is also leaving.
As Greg Becker, the former C.E.O. of Silicon Valley Bank, prepares to testify before Congress, boards that oversee regional Federal Reserve branches are in the spotlight.
A sprawling and stunningly diverse camp has sprung up this month along California’s southern border.
A 1909 house in Echo Park, a storybook cottage in Mountain View and a new four-bedroom home in Monrovia.
Educated workers are increasingly migrating away from the country’s most expensive major metros — and have been since before the pandemic.
Fae Myenne Ng’s “Orphan Bachelors” recalls her coming of age in midcentury San Francisco; Jane Wong’s “Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City” recalls hers in 1980s and ’90s New Jersey.
As a record number of people die on America’s streets, Abdul Curry fights to stay alive.
The star tenor played a central role at the company from the start. Since his ouster, it has worked to define itself on its own terms.
Jing Gao of Fly by Jing and Sana Javeri Kadri of Diaspora Co. hosted a dinner for the women who inspire and support them.
After his death, the mountain lion from Griffith Park was inescapable and celebrated in a museum exhibit as a “hero.”
The duplex apartment on East 49th Street is on the market for $8.3 million, slightly above what the comedian and actor paid for it six years ago.
Los fotógrafos de The New York Times están documentando la experiencia en ambos lados de la frontera, desde Tijuana, en la Costa Oeste, hasta Matamoros, cerca del Golfo de México.
Over 100 asylum seekers have been sleeping under tarps for days along the border wall between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego.
New York Times photographers are documenting the experience on both sides of the border, from Tijuana on the West Coast to Matamoros near the Gulf of Mexico.
The court ruled that the measure did not violate constitutional limits on state laws that affect conduct beyond the state’s borders.
An influx of migrants is expected after a pandemic-era policy expires on Thursday.
A new spa at the California resort city’s original — and only — hot spring, adds to a growing number of retreats in the Coachella Valley where you can soak the stress away.
Tech workers have stayed home, and ongoing social problems downtown are forcing civic and business leaders to confront harsh realities about the city’s pandemic recovery.
As the nation’s schools ‘return to normal,’ teachers in an L.A. neighborhood hit hard by Covid are left to manage their students’ grief — and their own.
As tech companies cut costs and move to remote work, their left-behind office furniture has become part of a booming trade.
Facing an existential crisis over empty space, owners are trying to fill malls with residences, building on the live-work-play model sought by young adults.
San Francisco has been held up as an economic success story, but the heart of the city is yet to recover from the pandemic.
California’s law sought to punish doctors who give patients false information about Covid-19.
Also, another mass shooting in California and New Zealand’s next leader.
Also, New Zealand’s next leader and a Lunar New Year travel surge in China.
Caring for seriously ill patients needing round-the-clock attention during the pandemic has added layers of commitment.
Hospitalizations and Covid cases have increased sharply in Los Angeles since Thanksgiving. But fear — and masks — are missing this time around.
Two lawsuits in California have pre-emptively challenged a new law that would punish doctors for misleading patients about Covid-19.
What seemed like a transitory step to avoid infection has become a major force driving the future direction of urban America.
The pandemic has been a time of great loss — and a time of great reflection. Perhaps no one understands that more than Rachel McKibbens.
A story of lies, family, America and what Covid revealed, as well as what it destroyed.
The wealthy California county just north of San Francisco has one of the nation’s highest Covid-19 vaccination rates after years of being known for parents who opposed shots for childhood diseases.
Weighing into the fierce national debate over Covid-19 prevention and treatments, the state would be the first to try a legal remedy for vaccine disinformation.
Though some small galleries are opening or expanding, the mega dealers have closed shop, a blow to an area with a vibrant artistic history.
Cubicles are largely empty in downtown San Francisco and Midtown Manhattan, but workers in America’s midsize and small cities are back to their commutes.
La suspensión de actividades humanas por la covid ha sido una oportunidad para entender mejor cómo afectamos a otras especies del planeta.
As the BA.5 subvariant drives a spike, many public health leaders aren’t cracking down
Covid precautions created a global slowdown in human activity — and an opportunity to learn more about the complex ways we affect other species.
Organizers said they expected more than 135,000 people at the convention, while the community level of Covid-19 in the county is high, according to the C.D.C.
As remote work persists and business deals are sealed online, many upscale restaurants that catered to the nation’s downtown office crowd are canceling the meal.
Coronavirus cases appear to be rising as a highly transmissible variant takes root.
Daily coronavirus case rates in the county are falling, and while the number of residents hospitalized remains high, daily new admissions have stabilized, health officials said.
Even as companies struggle to coax employees back to the office, some bars report that their after-work crowds are nearing prepandemic levels.