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California family found dead on hike killed by extreme heat, sheriff says
Deaths of couple, their daughter and their dog in August during hike in Sierra national forest had baffled investigators for months

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

21, Oct, 2021 @11:02 PM

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Netflix employees join wave of tech activism with walkout over Chappelle controversy
Slew of walkouts by tech workers, unthinkable mere years ago, shows workers ‘now understand their labor power’, expert says

Kari Paul in San Francisco

20, Oct, 2021 @10:31 PM

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Backlog of cargo ships at southern California ports reaches an all-time high
The supply chain crisis continues to overwhelm US ports as the Biden administration has vowed to expand operations

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

20, Oct, 2021 @10:13 PM

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In-N-Out closes in San Francisco over refusal to enforce vaccine mandate
City officials made move on 14 October after the burger chain said it wouldn’t force staff to check if customers were fully vaccinated

Sam Wolfson

20, Oct, 2021 @3:41 PM

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‘No fish means no food’: how Yurok women are fighting for their tribe’s nutritional health
Klamath River salmon populations are dwindling, so Yurok mothers are working to restore the river and reclaim Indigenous food sovereignty

Lucy Sherriff for the Fuller Project

20, Oct, 2021 @1:35 PM

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Activision Blizzard reportedly fires 20 employees following harassment claims
Video game maker will also expand its ethics and compliance team after reports of sexual misconduct and discrimination

Guardian staff and agencies

19, Oct, 2021 @10:45 PM

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Religious exemptions threaten to undermine US Covid vaccine mandates
In California, hundreds of public employees make claims as Christian legal group offers template exemption letter

Maanvi Singh in Oakland

19, Oct, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Hollywood strike averted after union and producers reach last-minute deal
Up to 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers had been set to strike from Monday over claims of excessive hours and unliveable wages

Staff and agencies

17, Oct, 2021 @2:10 AM

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A US small-town mayor sued the oil industry. Then Exxon went after him
The mayor of Imperial Beach, California, says big oil wants him to drop the lawsuit demanding the industry pay for the climate crisis

Chris McGreal in Imperial Beach

16, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Ships backed up outside US ports pumping out pollutants as they idle
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, two of the nation’s busiest, create more than 100 tons a day of smog that choke local communities

Gabrielle Canon in Los Angeles

15, Oct, 2021 @11:05 AM

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‘We are not machines’: Hollywood workers poised to strike for better conditions
Union leaders say a strike will start Monday if there is no deal with studios as workers describe low pay and grueling days without breaks

Michael Sainato

15, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for murdering his friend Susan Berman
The real estate heir had been convicted of first-degree murder last month as prosecutors argued he shot Berman in her home

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

14, Oct, 2021 @10:05 PM

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