A number of viral social media posts show a segment of CNN’s coverage of California’s gubernatorial recall election returns, in which the “Yes” vote count drops from 2,225,915 votes to 1,874,206 votes and the overall estimated v
Is the message some citizens received at one Los Angeles County voting center -- that a county computer indicated they had already voted -- evidence that Republican votes were stolen in California's gubernatorial recall election? No, that
Did 351,709 votes that had been cast to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom mysteriously vanish during a live CNN broadcast of the California election night results when about half of the votes had been counted? No, that's not true: There
Despite warnings the race would be close, California Gov. Gavin Newsom decisively defeated efforts to kick him out of office, a win the Democrat cast as an endorsement of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his party's liberal values.
As the recall election against California governor Gavin Newsom drew closer to a close, both the leading right-wing candidate and conspiracy theorists continued pushing disinformation painting the process as “rigged” before polls even opene
Elder has a Trumpian knack for delivering false and misleading claims on the 2020 election, the coronavirus pandemic and the economy.
Quick Take Videos on social media suggest that holes in the return envelopes being used for mail-in ballots in California were designed to allow election officials to peek inside and toss out ballots in favor of recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom. Officials s
Do California ballots have holes in them so that others can see how someone voted? No, that's not true: A spokesperson for California's secretary of state told Lead Stories that the holes in ballot envelopes were included to aid Californi
Thousands of homes remained under threat in communities tucked away in scenic forests and tens of thousands of people remain under evacuation orders.
Almond orchards are thirsty permanent crops that need water year-round, clashing with a worsening drought and intensifying heat waves tied to climate change.
The pointy-eared cub has been seen rambling solo along a mountain road burned by the Dixie Fire.
As mail-in ballots began to go out in advance of the September 2021 gubernatorial recall election in California, a spokesperson for the California Secretary of State’s office attempted to quell disinformation and confusion around the often confus
California will become the first state in the nation to require all teachers and school staff to get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing, as schools return from summer break amid growing concerns about the highly contagious delta variant, Gov
Are California gas stations pricing gas at over $6 per gallon? No, statewide the average gasoline price is $4.39 per gallon, according to the American Automobile Association. But there are exceptions. An AAA spokesperson said that $6-plus
“Due to the new ‘delta variant’ California will be mailing in ballots for recall election.”
The Dixie Fire is the largest fire currently burning in the U.S.
Did California ban travel to Florida? No, that's not entirely true: While California did ban state-sponsored travel to Florida due to the latter state's policies against LGBTQ individuals, that ban does not extend to private travel. The c
Animal welfare organizations for years have been pushing for more humane treatment of farm animals.
The assault happened in Oakland's Jack London Square neighborhood.
The videos are oddly satisfying to watch.
He now awaits a second trial on a second coast, and the possibility of another lengthy sentence.
The people of California voted for Prop 47 to become a law in 2014.
New York prison officials have handed convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein over to California to face additional sexual assault charges.
Did Chinese slaves build railroads in California in the 1800s? No, that's not true: It's estimated that 90% of the railroad-building workforce in the west consisted of Chinese labor, but historians have found no evidence they were slaves.
As record high temperatures persisted in the western U.S., so did social media rumors.
Is DeAnna Lorraine currently running against Nancy Pelosi in California? No, that's not true: Despite claims in a meme posted in April 2020 that went viral again in June 2021, Lorraine is not currently running in any type of election agai
The man was discovered by a deputy responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle parked near the winery.
Pictures of an expensive California gas station led Facebook users to believe the prices were the norm for the state.
Californians headed to campgrounds, beaches, and restaurants over the long holiday weekend as the state prepared to shed some of its coronavirus rules.
Authorities said a huge American flag and several smaller flags were stolen from a Southern California veterans cemetery over the Memorial Day weekend.
California state lawmakers are grappling with a particularly 21st-century problem: What to do with the growing number of shopping malls and big box retail stores left empty by consumers shifting their purchases to the web.
As of January 2020, California had a little more than one-quarter of all the homeless people in the United States, according to the most recent federal estimates of homelessness. But Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican candidate to be the state’s next
The town of Corcoran in California is facing an unusual but growing problem.
This "UFO" has been in the same location for several years.
Residents of a San Francisco Bay Area city flocked to an abandoned gas station to get a whiff of a corpse flower — so-called because of the stench it emits when it blooms.
Four prizes of $20 million or more haven't been claimed since 1997, including a $63 million prize from 2015.
The state has built far more prisons than universities since 1980.
Aided by an astonishing nearly $76 billion budget surplus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed tax rebates of up to $1,100 for millions of households and more than $7 billion to help people affected by the pandemic cover rent and utilities.
The species is found at ocean depths more than a half-mile down.