California

Los Angeles

LA Will Finally Legalize Street Food Vending in 2019

Without legal protection, vendors run the risk of confiscation, jail, and in some cases, deportation.
Lauren Rothman
2 days ago
Soy

A Brief History of Conservatives Using Tofu-Eating as an Insult

Ted Cruz's recent remarks come from a long line of right-wingers mocking people for eating soy products.
Jelisa Castrodale
4 days ago
wine

How All the West Coast Wildfires Could Affect the Taste of Wine

Last year’s wildfires were so bad that many West Coast wineries were forced to dump wine made from the smoky grapes.
Lauren Rothman
9.14.18
Fast Food

Are You Really Surprised that In-N-Out Donated to the GOP?

Shake Shack would never.
Hannah Keyser
8.30.18
The Law

Inside the Fight to Sell Home-Cooked Food in California

“We’re trying to create a viable economic opportunity for stay-at-home parents, first-generation immigrants, and low income people of color."
Lauren Rothman
8.24.18
dairy

Trump's Tariffs Are Kicking California's Dairy Industry While It's Down

Nearly 140 California dairies have shuttered in just three years, and things only seem to be getting worse.
Lauren Rothman
8.8.18
Festivals

‘50 Shades of Charcoal’ Is the Food Festival We Definitely Didn’t Ask For

Who doesn’t love a good “house-made charcoal sangria?”
Ian Burke
7.17.18
Popcorn

What Happened to the Bay Area's Beloved Pink Popcorn?

How a favored nostalgic treat with a cult-like following met its untimely demise.
Meaghan Clark Tiernan
7.9.18
Ice Cream

Halo Top ‘Dramatically’ Underfills Its Pints, Lawsuit Alleges

Fewer calories might just mean less ice cream.
Ian Burke
6.25.18
Ice Cream

This Creamery Is Powered Entirely By Cow Poop

The secret ice cream ingredient you didn't know you needed.
Danielle Wayda
6.21.18
crime

Woman Successfully Thwarts Dangerous Police Impersonator by Offering Him Taco

No one can turn down a free taco—even if they’re in the middle of committing several felonies.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.13.18
THE ENVIRONMENT

Plastic Straws Are On Their Way Out

“I can survive not having a straw. I think most people can cut down on single-use plastics like straws,” says the author of California's anti-straw bill.
Lauren Rothman
5.10.18