California, which just passed landmark climate change legislation, is known for its sweeping legislation on big issues. But recently, Gov. Jerry Brown and the legislature have been outdoing themselves.
The Broad Museum for contemporary art opened in downtown Los Angeles this weekend, adding to a flourishing of culture in the city’s once-barren downtown. A fresh sense of civic identity is emerging, but slowly.
A year ago, an earthquake hit Napa, Calif. In subtle but important ways, the town hasn’t been the same since, becoming a model for disaster preparedness. It's just an hour from areas hard hit by the Valley Fire.
The idealism of the sharing economy is coming up against profit-driven tendencies, and firms like Uber and Airbnb are encountering backlash. Now, a discussion is taking place about what the industry’s moral underpinnings should be.