Anita Chabria is a California columnist for the Los Angeles Times, based in Sacramento. Before joining The Times, she worked for the Sacramento Bee as a member of its statewide investigative team and previously covered criminal justice and City Hall.
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Many who care for the severely mentally ill say civil rights groups aren’t protecting rights by leaving their loved ones on the street.
Prison officials have too much discretion in deciding when to use solitary confinement. California should demand they explain their decisions.
Former Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez takes over Wednesday as head of the California Labor Federation. The United Farm Workers will join the umbrella organization under her leadership.
Gay, bisexual and transgender communities fear a repeat of the AIDS-era indifference that left too many without care.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed civil courts to help people with severe mental illness. Critics call it ‘forced treatment’ — but that misses the point.
Medi-Cal patients diagnosed with complex cancers often find themselves shut out of the best care -- even when that exclusion is a life-or-death matter.
While Roe is grabbing headlines, the far right is marching forward with a plan to remake America. California is everything it hopes to destroy.
The bipartisan hearings, which continue Thursday, have shown why we need more people like Californian Kermit Jones in Congress, not election deniers.
Ibram X. Kendi joins the L.A. Times Book Club to discuss “How to Raise an Antiracist.”
Some say Chesa Boudin’s recall spells doom for reformist prosecutors. But would we really return to the days of over-incarceration and bias?