Janie’s Recent Stories
Nation Jul 15Berkeley moves toward removing police from traffic stops
The progressive California city of Berkeley is moving forward with a novel proposal to replace police with unarmed civilians during traffic stops in a bid to curtail racial profiling.
Nation Jun 04Los Angeles mayor announces end of curfews for 2nd largest U.S. city
Mayor Eric Garcetti made the announcement after the curfews were put in place since last week as a precaution against looting and violence. Earlier, the Los Angeles County sheriff said he will not enforce a curfew in areas his deputies…
Health Apr 03‘We’re moving way too slowly’ says California homeless advocate
California officials have vowed repeatedly to get the roughly 150,000 people experiencing homelessness indoors, but testing shortages and bureaucratic wrangling are making it difficult.
Health Mar 08Cruise ship hit by virus to dock in Oakland, California
A cruise ship hit by the new coronavirus is headed to the port of Oakland, California, the captain told passengers, though they were destined to stay aboard the ship for at least another day.
Politics Mar 03California braces for long lines at Super Tuesday primary
Enthusiasm is high for the election, which was moved up from its usual spot in June. But the election also coincides with a number of changes aimed at expanding voter participation.
Politics Feb 28California voting changes raise concerns for Super Tuesday
The "Super Tuesday" primary in the country's most populous state comes amid changes aimed at expanding voter participation, including new voting equipment and vote centers that are replacing polling places in some counties. …
Nation Nov 20Lights out in California again with high wildfire danger
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. began shutting off electricity Wednesday to 375,000 people in Northern and central California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires.
Nation Oct 30Latest California blackout hits 1.5 million people
Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as Pacific Gas & Electric, the state's largest utility, began its third round of sweeping blackouts in a week.
Nation Oct 09Millions face power outages in California due to wildfire threat
California's main utility announced is shutting off power to customers in 34 northern, central and coastal California counties to reduce the chance of fierce winds knocking down or toppling trees into power lines during a siege of hot, dry, gusty…
Nation Sep 051 acquitted in deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire; jury deadlocks on 2nd
A jury on Thursday acquitted one man of involuntary manslaughter but could not reach a verdict for the leader of an artists' commune accused of turning a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse into a cluttered maze that trapped 36 partygoers…