On Tuesday, the district attorneys for both Los Angeles and San Francisco filed lawsuits against Uber alleging it misled customers about its background checks. How much regulation can ride-sharing firms absorb before they become simply another taxi or livery service?
While police tried a range of crowd-control methods, the sorts of spontaneous demonstrations sparked by the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases are very challenging from a community policing perspective, experts say.
As the video tool gets a fast track nationally, many observers say the lack of an indictment in the Eric Garner case points out the fact that the full range of pluses and minuses of the technology still need deeper consideration.
On Tuesday, downtown Los Angeles experienced the most rainfall in a single day since records have been kept – 1.21 inches of rain. But meteorologists suggest that the overall winter outlook is still sobering for California.
The FBI letter to civil rights leader Martin Luther King authorized by J. Edgar Hoover, just released in its uncensored form, is a cautionary tale of abuse of power. But shock over contents also signals how far race relations have come.
Uber drivers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and London took to the streets this week to protest a range of concerns, among them price-cutting by Uber and no-tipping policies they say deprive them of needed revenue.
Facebook and Apple will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs. Some compared the development to the birth control pill in terms of liberating women from a biological clock. Others say it tells women that they need to delay having children if they want to be taken seriously as professionals.
California Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed a new law prohibiting grocery and convenience stores from offering single-use plastic bags. Within a day, bag manufactures said they'd try to kill the law via ballot measure.