Rural California county says Newsom-backed coronavirus testing clinic is a ‘boondoggle’

Lassen County officials say they were handling coronavirus testing just fine until the state got involved. Workers with the company hired by the state were coughing on-site and too few tests were performed, the county says.

Armed with a camera, a young ER doctor captures the faces of the COVID war

When the COVID-19 pandemic began last spring, Dr. Scott Kobner knew history was unfolding. Soon he began showing up at the hospital on his days off with his Leica M6 and M10 cameras.

For a rural family, COVID-19 felt like a distant threat. Until it devastated them

In rural California, a family thought COVID would never reach them. When it did, it was devastating.

A day before Capitol attack, pro-Trump crowd stormed meeting, threatened officials in rural California

A Shasta County supervisors' meeting was faced with verbal threats to government officials and talk of civil war. "You have made bullets expensive. But luckily for you, ropes are reusable," one person threatened.

Angry parents won’t let officials slide over closed playgrounds, packed malls

For many parents confounded by an array of official dictates, closing playgrounds crossed a line in the sandbox.

Life, death and pandemic greet California’s struggling Main Streets

As coronavirus cases surge during the busy holiday shopping season, uncertainty and unease have set in on Main Streets.

In West Hollywood, two longtime council members, John Duran and John Heilman, lose bids for reelection

Longtime West Hollywood Councilmen John Duran and John Heilman appear to have lost their bids for reelection. Heilman has been on the council since the city was founded in 1984. Duran was first elected in 2001.

In red California, election tests friendships, worsens divisions. ‘You can feel the tension’

A look at the mood in conservative swaths of California as election day draws near.

In a toss-up Central Valley district, Republicans and Democrats wage a vicious campaign

In 2018, Democrat T.J. Cox won the seat by fewer than 1,000 votes over Republican David Valadao. They are facing off again. California's Central Valley is a bastion for President Trump, but the congressional race in District 21 could go either way.

In California Trump Country, supporters struggling to process the president having COVID-19

In conservative Placer County, Trump supporters say they are disheartened by liberals' apparent glee after Trump tests positive for COVID-19. Liberals say he had it coming.