California

Culture

Sylvester Stallone Won't Face Sexual Assault Charges

A Los Angeles District Attorney's office dropped a 30-year-old sexual assault charge against the "Rocky" actor due to "insufficient evidence."
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
10.31.18
history

California’s Dark History of Forcibly Sterilizing Latinas

A new bill, which currently sits in the Assembly, would identify and compensate the survivors of California's forced sterilization program, which disproportionately targeted Latina women.
Kimberly Lawson
8.16.18
sexual assault

Abuse Survivor Sues Pastor Who Said He Could 'Heal' Her PTSD With Sex

Amy McClanahan of San Diego is suing John Wright, a pastor and university professor, for sexual battery and rape.
Sirin Kale
2.5.18
reproductive rights

California Colleges May Soon Be Required to Provide Abortion Pill on Campus

It can be prohibitively hard for college students to access abortion care. A bill being heard in Senate committee today would change that for students at California public universities.
Kimberly Lawson
1.10.18
JUSTICE

This Woman Could Replace the Judge Who Sentenced Brock Turner to Six Months

In the midst of a robust effort to recall Judge Aaron Persky, Cindy Hendrickson became the first person to announce her candidacy for his current position.
Kimberly Lawson
12.28.17
Identity

27 Percent of California Teens Are Gender Nonconforming

A new study of California youth found that more than one in four teens say their classmates view them as resisting dominant forms of gender expression.
Kimberly Lawson
12.14.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

What Happened After California Revolutionized Sex Ed

Advocates of LGBTQ-inclusive, comprehensive sex education see California as a beacon of hope, but putting the Healthy Youth Act into practice hasn't been without its challenges.
Steven Blum
10.25.17
This Week in 2007

Remembering Victoria Beckham's Iconic Trip to the DMV

Posh Spice's reality show may have failed, but her trip to the USA's First Circle of Hell will live forever.
Mitchell Sunderland
7.11.17
revenge porn

Rob Kardashian Could Go to Jail for Posting Nude Photos of Blac Chyna

In a disturbing Instagram rant, the reality TV star and sock designer posted revenge porn of his ex-fiancee, a misdemeanor in California.
Gabby Bess
7.5.17
Film

How Pinterest Users Ruined Penny Lane from 'Almost Famous'

They misinterpreted the moral of the best rock 'n' roll film of all time.
Mitchell Sunderland
6.4.17
California

I Went on a Spirit Quest with a Guru Who Believes Dolphins Are Telepathic Aliens

Aros Crystos, a "dolphin ambassador on land," says the aquatic mammals are actually divine masters, and they're here to bring us back to the ocean.
Eva Sealove
5.2.17
California

After Years of Sexual Assault by Parole Officer, Woman Fights for Right to Sue

A California mother of three endured years of sexual violence at her parole officer's hands—but a provision in state law is keeping her from suing her attacker and the probation office that allegedly looked the other way.
Gabby Bess
4.4.17
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