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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Can we really trace the problems of Black homelessness and poverty back to slavery? A UC San Francisco study says yes, and it’s time we listen.
Feb. 25, 2024
A poll indicated many Americans believe California is on the decline and some say it’s not even “American.” Columnists Mark Z. Barabak and Anita Chabria explain why it’s still the Golden State.
Feb. 18, 2024
The far right has used the issue of protecting children to further hateful policy. This California Assembly candidate shows what saving children really means
Feb. 16, 2024
Tied up in court, SB 2 bans concealed carry almost everywhere — a blow to domestic violence victims failed by the state and worried about self-defense.
Jan. 19, 2024
Extreme weather is not likely to abate, and dealing with the unrelenting price tag is going to change what we can and can’t afford in California.
Jan. 10, 2024
A plan for reforming San Quentin — and incarceration in California — was released Friday. It’s the most significant criminal justice reform in a generation.
Jan. 5, 2024
California plans to remake San Quentin as a new kind of prison, modeled after Scandinavian ideals that value rehabilitation over punishment. An L.A. re-entry facility has already made the change.
Dec. 26, 2023
A medical examiner credits ‘acute effects of ketamine’ for the death of Matthew Perry. But for some, the drug saves lives.
Dec. 22, 2023
Columnists Anita Chabria and Mark Z. Barabak look back on the stories that made 2023 memorable — and ahead to events likely to make headlines in 2024.
Dec. 20, 2023