PolitiFact California Intern
May 9, 2019
Billboards with colorful advertisements for recreational marijuana are popping up across the state. What are the limits on promoting marijuana and how do they differ from rules on tobacco ads?
May 1, 2019
California Rep. Eric Swalwell has entered the 2020 presidential race. PolitiFact will fact check him throughout the campaign, but first, here's an examination of his biography and where he stands on key issues.
Kelli Tennant, Who Has Accused Sacramento Kings Coach Luke Walton Of Sexual Assault, Speaks Out For First Time
April 23, 2019
She detailed the alleged 2014 attack during a press conference on Tuesday. Walton’s attorney says her claims are “baseless.” Several women’s advocacy groups are calling for the Kings to suspend their newly hired coach while investigating.
One-In-Five California Community College Students May Experience Homelessness. A New Law Could Help.
March 14, 2019
A new survey found that 19 percent of community college students in California have faced homelessness in the past year. One lawmaker wants to make it legal for students to sleep in their cars on campuses.
February 11, 2019
On the campaign trail, Gavin Newsom promised a "Marshall Plan" to confront California's affordable housing crisis. Newsom made clear progress on this in his January budget.
December 20, 2018
Is it legal to smoke marijuana at your home despite complaints from neighbors about the drifting smoke?
November 7, 2018
Tuesday saw a surge of women candidates winning elected office across the country. But the trend didn’t extend to California’s 4th District congressional race.
October 30, 2018
Democratic State Sen. Ricardo Lara claimed in a full page newspaper ad that his opponent for state Insurance Commissioner, Steve Poizner, "pledged to block immigrant children from ever getting MediCal health insurance." We rated that claim half true.
October 25, 2018
Supporters say requiring paramedics and ambulance employees with private companies to remain on call during breaks helps with emergency readiness. Opponents say the measure is a way for companies to avoid paying legal costs.
September 28, 2018
Assembly Bill 2385 urges publishers to post online detailed descriptions of changes to new textbook editions.