Anita Chabria is a California columnist for the Los Angeles Times, based in Sacramento. Before joining The Times, she worked for the Sacramento Bee as a member of its statewide investigative team and previously covered criminal justice and City Hall.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom this week will announce plans to remake San Quentin, one of the state’s most storied prisons, using a Scandinavian prison model that emphasizes rehabilitation.
Column: Mike Lindell is helping a California county dump voting machines. You should worry
In Northern California’s Shasta County, where hard-right politicians are in control, the damage from lies about the trustworthiness of voting machines is playing out with real-world consequences.
Dmitri Mishin is accused of firing blanks inside an orthodox synagogue in San Francisco. The congregants are left to grapple with a shattered sense of safety and a fear that no one cares.
California Assemblywoman Mia Bonta took heat last week for her position as head of a committee overseeing the Department of Justice budget, an agency led by her husband.
We are living in the age of gun trauma, when no one is free of the stress of mass shootings in classrooms, grocery stores or movie theaters.
The Central Valley farm town of Planada was hit hard by recent flooding, displacing many families. Now, as the rest of California dries out, the residents are hoping they won’t be forgotten.
The bloodstains that mark the violent deaths of Aixiang Zhang and her husband, Zhishen Liu, are still visible on the ground of the mushroom farm where they were shot last month — fading patches that will be gone with the next rain.
CARE Court, California’s plan for helping those with severe mental illness, is under attack by civil rights groups. But families fighting to help their loved ones say compassion demands intervention.
Gov. Gavin Newsom enters a second term with high public approval and a national profile. But California needs its leader to loosen up and swing big.
‘The worst of it still in front of us’ as new storms set to pound a rain-weary California
More than 400,000 customers were without power in California as the latest powerful winter storm pushed through, elevating flooding danger.