Assaults. Robberies. Vandalism. Drugs. Electrical outages and fires. Sewer back-ups that result in human waste flowing onto the lawn. Mold. Rats. Roaches. That’s how current and former tenants, code enforcement documents, the Oceanside Police Department and the city attorney’s office describe life at 415 Grant St.

California and New York are two of the most populous, liberal states in the nation. They’re rivals – but it tends to be more of a frenemy rivalry (frivalry?) than a bitter one. Now that California’s legislative session has wrapped, I wanted to survey how the relationship between the two has played out over the last […]