Across California, there could be thousands or even tens of thousands of businesses dodging environmental rules and sending pollution into the state’s waters. Though an entire regulatory system exists to police businesses and keep water safe for residents and wildlife, the state doesn’t know how many unpermitted businesses are out there, or how much damage they’re doing.

I’m not kidding you, Brian Jones is leaving the Legislature. When I first started writing the Sacramento Report, I did a whirlwind cram session on San Diego’s state legislators and eventually came across Jones’ “Are You Kidding Me?” video series, in which he expresses outrage on everything from realignment to drought policies. They’re like a wonkier (and […]

In 2014, California solidified its reputation as the nation’s slacker state with an embarrassingly low voter turnout: Only 25 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the June primary, and 42 percent in the November general election. Factor in eligible voters not registered to vote and the numbers are even bleaker: Less than a […]