San Francisco Homeless Population Rises 17% in Two Years

San Francisco continues to struggle with homelessness, with a population count revealing last week that the local homeless population had risen by 17% since 2017 — though youth and veteran homelessness had dropped.

Andrew Loy begs along a sidewalk in downtown San Francisco on June, 28, 2016. Homelessness is on the rise in the city, which has some of the highest housing costs in the nation.

Report: Tesla Is in Deep Trouble with Solar Power

Tesla’s solar ambitions are in deep trouble according to reports. Solar cells designed to replace roofing shingles are reportedly not working out well for the company, with the majority of solar cells being exported overseas. The company is facing fresh scrutiny about its factory in Buffalo, New York, and the promises it made to the state to employ a certain number of workers at the facility.

Elon Musk shrugs

Gavin Newsom Downplays Joe Biden’s California Prospects

California Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested that former Vice President Joe Biden would face a tough contest in California, a delegate-rich state that will be hotly contested in the Democratic Party presidential primary in 2020.

Joe Biden (Mario Tama / Getty)

Gavin Newsom: Repeal Taxes on Tampons, Diapers

California Governor Gavin Newsom will propose repealing state sales taxes on tampons and diapers, championing a cause that has lingered at the margins of the Democrat-controlled state legislature for years but never gained traction.

California suspends death penalty

Lori Gilbert Kaye Remembered as Heroine at Poway Synagogue

Lori Gilbert Kaye, the woman who died while saving others during the synagogue shooting in Poway, California, on Saturday, was hailed for her lifelong and selfless commitment to charity at her funeral on Monday afternoon.

Lori Gilbert Kaye (Mario Tama / Getty)