Because of the pandemic, all registered voters in the state have been sent mail-in ballots. But what about people who have lost their homes to wildfires?
For thousands who have lost their homes to wildfires this year, mail-in voting poses a unique set of challenges.
Shuang Li reports on how the pandemic is prompting new efforts to break down barriers that have long divided Asian and Black residents of Oakland. Photo: Meiying Wu.
Will McCarthy reports on California's effort to contain a pandemic within a pandemic -- a bacterial outbreak that's killed tens of thousands of trout.
Laurine Lassalle, Wyatt Kroopf and Kristen Hwang report on a sparsely populated farming area whose students could until only recently get reliable internet access.
Robin Estrin interviews Dr. Gail Newel of Santa Cruz about going from one of the safest coastal counties in the state to the site of a recent surge.
Daniel Lempres, Aksaule Alzhan, Laurence Du Sault, Ricky Rodas & Alyson Stamos report investigations into abuse or neglect delayed or sharply curtailed.
Congratulations to NABJ UC Berkeley Chapter's Daniel Lempres & team.
Faculty and student-led investigation into COVID-19’s devastating impact on agricultural workers.
Betty Márquez Rosales reports how gun violence, police brutality & unemployment affects Blacks and Latinos in Stockton and the devoted 'interrupter' working to keep them safe.
Nick Roberts reports how long-term H.I.V. survivors with compromised immune systems are reliving painful AIDS crisis memories.
Aashna Malpani, Deena Sabry, and Stephanie Penn highlight the essential workers—from bus drivers to mental health nurses—keeping the Bay Area afloat.
Our NYT Data Desk interns Yuri Avila, Barbara Harvey and Alex Matthews contribute reporting and research.
Natalia Gurevich reports on a coalition of local farms sending produce to struggling families absent sales to farm-to-table restaurants and farmers' markets.
Michaela Vatcheva reports how scientists were pulling out the stops to solve the mystery of gray whales dying at unusually high rates. Then COVID19 hit.
Thess Mostoles talks to Kelly Yang about surging xenophobia against Asian-Americans.
Distance learning for some kids at SF elementary school came with an extra challenge: No internet connection
Miki Katoni & Nina Sparling examine why some schoolchildren—despite living in tech-savvy, wealthy SF—don't have internet access.
Julia Kane reports on sweeping requests for regulatory relief.