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California Update for Thursday, July 26, 2018

Jul 26, 2018

• Democratic challenger Jessica Morse claimed in a misleading and inaccurate tweet that California Rep. Tom McClintock has authored only "three laws since he's been in office." 

Find more Politifact California fact checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

California Update for Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jul 18, 2018

• Are there limits on smoking pot at a private residence? Where else is it legal to light up? PolitiFact California tackles these questions in an update on what’s legal and what’s not under state’s marijuana law.

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• Fires are raging across California with a blaze near Yosemite among the largest at the moment. It's only 5% contained.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Ezra David Romero.

California Update for Thursday, July 5, 2018

Jul 5, 2018
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

• Firefighters in California are scrambling to control the state’s largest wildfire of the year that has ravaged nearly 86,000 acres.

 

• The White House made the baseless claim California Sen. Kamala Harris is "supporting MS-13." PolitiFact California rated this Pants On Fire.

Find all Politifact California fact checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Nadine Sebai and Chris Nichols.

California Update for Monday, May 28, 2018

May 28, 2018
Chris Stone / timesofsandiego.com

• Republican candidate for governor John Cox levied three attacks at GOP rival Travis Allen in a recent TV campaign ad. PolitiFact California examined those claims and placed ratings on each.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

California Update for Friday, April 6, 2018

Apr 6, 2018
Ross D. Franklin / AP

• Every border state governor has embraced President Trump’s requested deployment of National Guard troops to the Mexican border — except in California.

• President Trump says voter fraud rampant in California.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Drew Sandsor.

California Update for Friday, March 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018
Rich Pedroncelli / AP

• POLITIFACT CALIFORNA: Gavin Newsom's True Claim: California Ranks 49th In Per Capita Housing Supply

Find more on this and other PolitiFact California fact checks HERE.

• Lieutenant Governor Newsom said he wants to change how higher education is funded during a Q&A Thursday afternoon in Sacramento.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

California Update for Monday, January 29, 2018

Jan 29, 2018
politifact.com

• Several conservative websites erroneously claimed last week a new California law will register undocumented immigrants to vote. This claim has popped up before, and it's still wrong. 

Find more PolitiFact California fact checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

California Update for Monday, January 8, 2018

Jan 8, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• California’s recreational marijuana law marks a milestone for the industry. But it doesn’t offer the complete freedom to smoke, buy and transport cannabis anywhere you please. 

Capital Public Radio’s PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols examined some of the restrictions Californians still face.

Find more on this story plus other Politifact California fact checks HERE.