Our coverage of issues, trends and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population.

Challenging the Model Minority Myth: Asian American Students Divided Over Affirmative Action

Surviving the Donner Party: California, Gold and Lifelong Secrets

Endless Winter: A Fresh Look at the Donner Party Saga

US Treatment of Migrant Children Falls Under UN Definition of 'Torture,' Doctors Say

Verily's COVID-19 Testing Program Halted in SF, Oakland Over Equity and Privacy Concerns

Prop. 22 Explained: Why Gig Companies Are Spending Huge Money on an Unprecedented Measure

Measure Pushed by Uber, Lyft Falling Short of Passage, Poll Says – But Many Voters Still Undecided

In California's Prison With the Worst COVID-19 Outbreak, Men Say Their Mental Health Is Suffering

‘More Important Than Ever’: The Race to Boost California’s Latino Vote