Ben Adler

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California Deploys National Guard; Troops Already At Texas, Arizona Borders

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown said he will deploy 400 National Guard troops, but they will not enforce immigration laws. Meanwhile, Texas troops have already made their way to the border near Laredo.


Many Protests, Few Arrests In Sacramento

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

After two weeks of protests following the killing of Stephon Clark, there have been just two arrests and little if any violence. It's a deliberate effort from both sides to keep the peace.


Family Of Stephon Clark Releases Findings Of Independent Autopsy

Friday, March 30, 2018

The family of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man shot and killed by Sacramento police officers, released the results of an independent autopsy at a news conference.


California Lawmaker, Outspoken Leader Of #MeToo Movement, Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Friday, February 09, 2018

When the #MeToo movement sparked nearly 150 women around the California state capitol to sign a letter declaring, "We Said Enough," Cristina Garcia added her's. Now, she's been accused of harassment.


California Gov. Jerry Brown Delivers Final State Address

Thursday, January 25, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his final state of the state address on Thursday to lawmakers in Sacramento. Brown is California's longest-serving governor.


State Lawmakers Break Political Norms By Ignoring Will Of The Voters

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Political norms aren't just broken in the nation's capital these days. Lawmakers in several states are actively trying to reverse the will of their state's voters.


Blacklisted For Building Trump's Wall? California Considers It

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

"If you're a business that wants to do work with Trump's proposed wall, then quite frankly, California doesn't want to do business with you," one lawmaker says.


California Gov. Jerry Brown Highlights Opposition To Trump In Address

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

California Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his annual State of the State address on Tuesday, where he highlighted the ways in which the nation's largest state plans to oppose the new Trump administration's initiatives.


Hillary Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Is 1.7 Million And Growing. Here's Why

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

There are still 2 million ballots left to count in California. Most of those votes will likely go to Hillary Clinton, further running up her lead in the popular vote.


Too Many Ballot Measures? Just Explain Them In Song

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Voting can be a lot of work — just ask California residents, who have 17 statewide and 650 local ballot measures to educate themselves about before next week's election.


California Voters Unengaged In Historic Senate Race

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The winner of California's open U.S. Senate seat is guaranteed to make history. One would be the first Indian-American senator. The other would be the first Latina. But for all those firsts, voters aren't engaged with the race.


Latest Religious Liberty Battle: Church-Affiliated Colleges And LGBT Students

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A California lawmaker's push to reduce discrimination against LGBT people at religious colleges and universities sparks new debate over the separation of church and state.


California Moves Forward On Gun-Control Legislation

Friday, July 01, 2016

California's legislature passed a raft of gun control legislation on Thursday. The governor is expected to act on them on Friday.


California Republicans Lose Chance At Competitive Primary

Friday, May 06, 2016

California Republicans thought their state would finally be relevant in a GOP presidential primary for the first time in more than 50 years. But now that Donald Trump is the party's de facto nominee, the fun is over for the California GOP.


Labor Unions And Lawmakers In California Agree On Minimum Wage Increase

Monday, March 28, 2016

With a tentative deal between lawmakers and unions, California's poised to become the first state with a $15 minimum wage. The move avoids a ballot measure that would have required a faster increase.


Calif. Authorities To Utilize New Law Aimed At Preventing Mass Shootings

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Advocates hope gun violence restraining orders will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. Critics say the new law, that takes effect in January, is ripe for abuse.


'Fierce Determination' Fueled Fiorina In 2010 Bid, As It Does Now

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Carly Fiorina lost out on going to the Senate five years ago but, as a former adviser said, "she gave Barbara Boxer a huge run for her money." Her rise in this year's race is reminiscent of that run.


2-4-6-8, A 401(k) Would Be Great: Calif. Law Makes Cheerleaders Employees

Friday, July 17, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that bars professional teams there from treating their cheerleaders as independent contractors. The bill came after lawsuits alleged the cheerleaders were underpaid.


For California Swimming Pools, This Is Hardly A Dry Spell

Saturday, May 30, 2015

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The Kendama: Can A Wooden Toy Be A Viral Sensation?

Friday, June 21, 2013

At a time when young people of all ages are focused on electronics and apps, the popularity of the kendama — a traditional Japanese toy made out of wood — seems like an anomaly. It hasn't caught on all over the U.S. yet, but it's a big craze on the ...