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Candidate for California governor employs fake ads to protest Facebook policy

A San Francisco man is running for California governor in 2022 to protest Facebook’s decision to allow false ads by political candidates. He plans to run his own fake ads, but Facebook says it will penalize him. PolitiFact California spoke with the candidate about his campaign plans.

Boosters say Sacramento’s MLS stadium will be an economic game-changer. Economists aren’t so sure.

Sacramento leaders are optimistic that the city’s newly-awarded MLS franchise and stadium will be an economic engine for the region. But several economists cautioned that stadium projects can have the effect of concentrating spending in one part of a city, rather than generating new revenue.

Is Stockton really home to ‘second highest rent increases’ in the nation? There’s no simple answer.

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs claimed his Central Valley city "has seen the second highest rent increases in the nation." PolitiFact California examined what’s driving these soaring rents and the challenge researchers have in finding complete, up-to-date and reliable rental data.

Gavin Newsom promised to expand homeless services. What has he done?

During his run for California governor, Gavin Newsom vowed to expand homeless services, one of a dozen promises PolitiFact California is tracking on our Newsom-Meter. We examined the progress he’s made so far.

Kamala Harris claims she ‘took on Big Oil’ as California AG. How far did she go?

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris has claimed she took on Big Oil during her time as California’s attorney general. PolitiFact California examined her record and spoke with environmental experts about how far she went. 

Were Tulsi Gabbard’s attacks on Kamala Harris’ record as a California prosecutor on target?

California Sen. Kamala Harris’ record as a prosecutor was attacked at the Democratic presidential debate in Detroit. PolitiFact California took a closer look at that record and the accuracy of the attacks.

Fact-checking claims on California’s unsheltered homeless population

During his recent push for a ‘right to shelter’ law, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg made eye-opening claims about California’s homeless population, including the soaring rate of homeless deaths in the state. PolitiFact California fact-checked his statements.

Who is Tom Steyer? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

California environmental activist and billionaire Tom Steyer is running for president. Here’s a biographical look at the 2020 Democratic candidate.

Kamala Harris made forceful claims on civil rights and immigration. Did she get them right?

With passionate claims on the economy, civil rights and immigration, California Sen. Kamala Harris captured the attention of many Thursday during the second night of the Democratic presidential debates in Miami. Did she get them right?

Harris, Swalwell, Williamson: A quick look at the Californians on tonight’s debate stage

Three Californians — Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Eric Swalwell, and self-help author Marianne Williamson — will make their case to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee at tonight's debate in Miami. PolitiFact California has this look at their biographies, top issues and recent fact checks on them. 

Who is Kamala Harris? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris is relatively new on the national scene, but she's quickly become recognized for her tough questioning of Trump administration appointees. In her presidential campaign, she has emphasized teacher pay, enhancing health coverage, tightening gun laws, and pay equity.

An honest question: Where does truthfulness rank as Democrats select a 2020 candidate?

How important is honesty and trustworthiness as Democrats select a 2020 candidate to support? And has this quality lost value in this ‘post-truth’ era? PolitiFact California asked polling experts and delegates at the California Democratic Party Convention to weigh in. 

Fact-checking 2020 candidates at the California Democratic Convention

Contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination made attacks on President Trump and claims about their own record Saturday at the California Democratic Party Convention in San Francisco. PolitiFact California was their to fact-check their statements. 

After doctored Pelosi video, expert warns of unchecked ‘misinformation campaigns’

Should social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook remove videos manipulated to embarrass politicians and distort their speech? PolitiFact California spoke with a UC Berkeley computer science professor and digital forensics expert for answers to questions about these doctored videos.

Pot 101 Update: What are the rules for advertising recreational marijuana in California?

Billboards with colorful advertisements for recreational marijuana are popping up across the state. What are the limits on promoting marijuana and how do they differ from rules on tobacco ads? PolitiFact California looked into the answers as part of our Pot 101 series about what's legal and what's not under the state's pot laws. 

Who is Eric Swalwell? Meet the latest California Democrat running for president

Eric Swalwell, a Democratic congressman from California's East Bay, is running for president and qualified this week for the Democratic primary debates. Who is this long-shot 2020 candidate and where does he stand on key issues? 

Gavin Newsom has made progress on some promises, but what about a state homelessness secretary?

After 100 days in office, Democratic Califoria Gov. Gavin Newsom has yet to appoint a State Homelessness Secretary as he promised on the campaign trail. PolitiFact California is tracking his promises on our Newsom-Meter and asked advocates for the homeless what they think about this lack of action. 

Kamala Harris calls her LIFT plan ‘the most significant middle-class tax cut in generations.’ Is it?

California Sen. Kamala Harris has claimed her LIFT plan would be one of the largest middle-class tax cuts in generations. We examined her proposal, considered a centerpiece of Harris’ presidential campaign, and how it stacks up with past tax cuts.  

Fact-checking Gavin Newsom’s claims on California’s death penalty

In announcing his decision to halt executions in California, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom made several claims about the cost of the state’s death row, how many people have been exonerated nationwide and how many might still be wrongly convicted. PolitiFact California examined those claims.

Have fatal shootings by police in California dropped 40 percent since 2015?

The law enforcement-backed nonprofit Protect California claimed there's no "epidemic" of police violence in the state and that fatal shootings by police are down 40 percent since 2015. PolitiFact California examined those claims.     

Fact-checking what Gavin Newsom had to say on immigration in his State of the State

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom made several immigration claims during his State of the State Address as he pushed back against what the Trump administration has called a "border emergency." PolitiFact California fact-checked Newsom's claims. 

Kamala Harris: Criminal justice reformer, or defender of the status quo? The record is mixed

Early in her run for president, Sen. Kamala Harris has crafted an image as a ‘progressive prosecutor,’ one who championed criminal justice reforms. But does her record as San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general match that image? PolitiFact California examined her past and found a mixed record of reform-minded achievements and places she wasn’t so progressive.

A look at Kamala Harris’ record on PolitiFact’s Truth-O-Meter

Together, PolitiFact and PolitiFact California have fact-checked presidential hopeful and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris more than a dozen times. We’ve summarized the most prominent ones, including claims aimed at her by the Trump administration, in this article.

Who is Kamala Harris? Meet the California Democrat running for president

Democratic U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris is relatively new on the national scene. PolitiFact California examined Harris' biography and stances on key topics as she heads out on the 2020 trail. 

California Sen. Kamala Harris challenges AG nominee William Barr on border wall, drug trafficking

California Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday questioned President Trump’s choice to be Attorney General, William Barr, about the effectiveness of building a wall on the Southern border to stop drug trafficking.

Fact-checking California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Inauguration Speech

PolitiFact California fact-checked several eye-opening statements from California Gov. Gavin Newsom's Inaugural Address, on claims about the economy, homelessness and the cost of President Trump's border wall. 

Introducing PolitiFact California’s ‘Newsom-Meter’, tracking the campaign promises of Gavin Newsom

During his run for California governor, Gavin Newsom made bold promises to address everything from the state’s affordable housing crisis to creating universal healthcare in the state. Through our ‘Newsom-Meter’ project, PolitiFact California will track 12 of Newsom’s top promises over the next four years and provide updates on the progress, or lack thereof, for each.

Pot 101 Update: What are the laws surrounding second-hand marijuana smoke?

Laws around second-hand marijuana smoke can be a bit hazy and even cause some disputes between neighbors. PolitiFact California examined what local governments in California are doing to address the issue.  

PolitiFact California’s Top 10 Most Popular Fact Checks of 2018

Claims on highly-charged topics from immigration to mass shootings to California’s stark divide between the rich and the poor all made PolitiFact California’s Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2018.

Examining Jerry Brown’s veto of California wildfire legislation and the criticism of it

As deadly wildfires burned across California, a flurry of social media and blog posts called into question Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a wildfire management bill two years ago. PolitiFact California examined these posts, the governor’s reasons for rejecting the bill and the state’s fire prevention efforts.

Who’s telling the truth in California’s 10th Congressional District?

TV attack ads have painted Democrat Josh Harder as a Bay Area elitist as he runs for Congress in his hometown Central Valley district against incumbent Republican Jeff Denham. Harder's TV ads have attacked Denham over his healthcare vote. PolitiFact California explored whether the ads are accurate and whether they’ll be effective in this toss-up district.

Fact-checking claims in California’s U.S. Senate race

Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her challenger in California’s U.S. Senate race Kevin de León made several claims that caught our attention during their only scheduled campaign forum this week in San Francisco.

Fact-checking claims about California’s rent control measure Prop 10

There’s a flood of ads about California’s rent control measure Prop 10 on TV, radio and social media. But which claims are true? PolitiFact California fact-checked some of the most common ones.

El debate entre John Cox y Gavin Newsom en California, chequeado

Los candidatos a gobernador en California se reunieron para el único debate del ciclo electoral. John Cox, el candidato republicano, y Gavin Newsom, el demócrata, concordaron en que sostienen posiciones distintas en varios temas, incluyendo regulación e inmigración. Escribimos un resumen de lo que dijo cada candidato en el debate, con mayor contexto verídico.

Fact-checking the California governor's debate with John Cox and Gavin Newsom

Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox meet for their only general election debate.

UPDATE: Ad says Calif. candidate Gil Cisneros demanded sex for campaign cash. Here's what we know

A super PAC used a claim against Gil Cisneros knowing it is unsubstantiated.

Does ICE Have Unlimited Authority To Make Courthouse Arrests?

How much legal authority does ICE have to make arrests at local courthouses? PolitiFact California explored that topic with  experts on immigration law following the recent ICE arrest of an undocumented man inside a local Sacramento courtroom.

Unearthing the facts on Yosemite’s visitors, bears and wildfires

In the spirit of Capital Public Radio's new podcast, YosemiteLand, PolitiFact California dug up some eye-opening facts about Yosemite National Park, its history, its wilfires, visitors and the animals that call it home.

Burning money: The facts on California's soaring cost to fight wildfires

California's cost to fight wildfires has spiked dramatically in recent years, jumping from about $200 million five years ago to more than $770 million last year. PolitiFact California examined these cost increases.

Separating fact from fiction on California’s Sanctuary State law

Does California really have a "policy of releasing dangerous criminal illegal aliens back into our communities," as Rep. Tom McClintock claimed? PolitiFact California examined this statement by the Republican congressman.

Pot 101 update: Are there limits on smoking pot at home near kids? Where else is it legal to smoke?

Are there limits on smoking pot at home around kids? Where else can you legally light up? PolitiFact California tackles these reader questions in an update on our Pot 101 report about what’s legal and what’s not under the state’s marijuana law.

Did Gavin Newsom 'separate families and deport children' in San Francisco?

John Cox, Newsom's GOP opponent in the race for California governor, made this claim. PolitiFact California found there's some truth, but it's also missing some important context.

Dispelling myths about California’s homeless

What’s fact and fiction about California’s homeless? PolitiFact California debunks several myths, including the idea that the homeless are always ‘from somewhere else’ and ‘they want to be homeless.’ 

It’s election time: How have the candidates for California governor fared with the facts?

Through our Tracking The Truth project, PolitiFact California has published more than 40 fact checks and articles investigating the accuracy of claims by those seeking the state’s highest office.

Has Obama endorsed in the California governor’s race? No.

A recent campaign mailer and TV ad feature former President Barack Obama warmly embracing California candidate for governor Antonio Villaraigosa, conveying the possible impression that Obama has endorsed the former mayor of Los Angeles. But that’s simply not the case.

VIDEO: Our early fact-checking on claims in California governor's debate

PolitiFact California's early impressions on statements made at Tuesday's gubernatorial candidates debate in San Jose. 

It’s debate time: How have the candidates for California governor fared with the facts?

Ahead of Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate, PolitiFact California reviews how candidates have fared with the truth, including a look at candidates’ claims about past accomplishments and assertions made in TV campaign ads.

Fact-checking TV ad’s claims on Golden State Killer case

A TV ad claims Sacramento County District Attorney is a "groundbreaking DNA expert" and led the case that "solved" the Golden State Killer case. PolitiFact California examined those campaign statements.

Tale of two different Gavin Newsom TV ads

The Gavin Newsom for Governor campaign says it has not pulled its "First" TV ad that includes a claim PolitiFact California rated False. A spokesman told us the campaign is running a similar but separate TV ad that omits the claim in question but was produced back in February, and not in response to any factual concerns.   

Fact-checking TV ads in California governor’s race

TV ads for the top two Democrats in the race for California governor hit the airwaves this week. PolitiFact California examined the accuracy of the claims in each one.

Checking the facts on California’s wealth and poverty

PolitiFact California has fact-checked numerous claims on the Golden State's extreme wealth and poverty. This article is a compilation of those fact checks, with a focus on assertions by candidates in the 2018 California governor's race. 

What are the facts on police shootings following death of Stephon Clark?

Following the shooting death of Stephon Clark by Sacramento police, PolitiFact California examined the facts on how many people, including unarmed black men, are shot each year in America by police.

President Trump’s Record With The Truth As He Visits California

President Trump's statements about what a border wall can do and how many people have been arrested at the border have often stretched the truth. PolitiFact California outlines Trump's recent border claims. 

How are school shootings defined?

There’s no legal definition or consensus for how best to define a school shooting. PolitiFact California examined how different advocacy groups define these tragic crimes to see where they fit in this unsettled debate. 

All of PolitiFact California’s fact checks on gun violence

Since PolitiFact California launched in late 2015, we have produced more than a dozen fact checks and articles on guns and mass shootings. We rated each claim based on information known at the time. Much of the work remains relevant as assertions over guns and gun violence continue to spill into the public square, some vetted and others devoid of fact.

How much privacy do you have when you buy marijuana in California?

California law does not require pot dispensaries to collect much customer data, but the stores appear to gather more information than consumers realize. PolitiFact California explored what’s collected and whether customers should be concerned.

Provocative Trump ad gives wrong impression on immigrants

President Trump’s re-election campaign released a provocative video featuring an undocumented immigrant accused of killing two Northern California sheriff’s deputies. The spot accurately captures the outbursts of the accused killer, but also fuels the stereotype that undocumented immigrants are largely violent.

Pot 101: Facts you should know about California’s legal marijuana

California's recreational marijuana law marks a milestone for the cannabis industry. But it doesn't offer the complete freedom to smoke, buy and transport pot anywhere you please. PolitiFact California examined many of the restrictions consumers still face.

Do only a fraction of California’s Latino and black students go to four-year colleges?

Candidate for governor Antonio Villaraigosa claimed only 13 percent of California’s Latino and black students go to four-year colleges. We found his claim gives the wrong impression for both groups.

The most outlandish, Pants On Fire! claims we fact-checked in 2017

President Trump’s repeated and unsubstantiated claims on California voter fraud during the 2016 election plus a series of intentionally false stories about the state’s deadly wildfires all earned a Pants On Fire in 2017.

PolitiFact California’s Top 10 Most Popular Fact Checks of 2017

Eye-opening claims that California has the sixth largest economy on the planet, the highest poverty rate in the nation and that President Trump’s border wall will cost one and a half times as much as an aircraft carrier all made PolitiFact California’s Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2017.

Claims abound on California’s ‘highest-in-the-nation’ costs. Not all are factual.

Politicians often claim California has some of the 'highest-in-the-nation' costs. There's some truth to these statements, but others, including some by candidate for governor John Cox, exaggerate the Golden State's expenses.   

George Runner was right: California now has the highest gas prices in the nation

Republican George Runner predicted in April that California’s gas tax increase would catapult the state’s already high fuel prices to the "highest in the nation." The tax hike went into effect this week. And it appears his prediction was spot on.

Fact-checker’s guide to Hillary Clinton's UC Davis speech

Following Hillary Clinton's expansive speech at UC Davis this week, PolitiFact California created a 'fact-checker's guide' examining her claims on everything from abortion to mass shootings to child health care. We found most of her claims were generally accurate, with one large exception.

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton as she returns to California

Former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to speak Monday in Davis, California at the Mondavi Center. The event is part of Clinton's book tour. She'll discuss What Happened, her memoir about the 2016 presidential election. Hear something you think we should fact-check? Email PolitiFact California at [email protected], or contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

How is a ‘mass shooting’ defined?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently claimed there's been one mass shooting per day in 2017. PolitiFact California found Pelosi picked a very broad definition of mass shooting but also found the debate about what exactly defines a mass shooting remains greatly unsettled. We did not rate the claim on our Truth-O-Meter. 

Claims mislead about California forcing jail time for using wrong transgender pronoun

California's LGBT Senior Bill of Rights has sparked misleading claims by conservative news outlets since early this year. The bill, which would prohibit discrimination of LGBT seniors at long-term care centers, is now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. PolitiFact California examined the persistent and out-of-context claim that this legislation would send people to jail for using the wrong pronoun on transgender patients at nursing homes.

Bernie Sanders back in California

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is headed back to California to tout his ‘single payer Medicare-for-all’ proposal. As he returns, we examined his health care pitch and his record with the truth.    

Who carries out more terror attacks on U.S. soil: Right wing or Islamic extremists?

California State Senate Leader Kevin de León’s made some bold claims about the rise of radical right wing terrorism following a deadly white supremacist attack in Charlottesville. PolitiFact California investigated the senator’s statements and found there’s evidence backing some of his statements though it’s not as clear-cut as de León suggests.

Fact-checking Kamala Harris’ claim about cost of Trump’s border wall

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., recently claimed President Trump’s border wall ‘could cost taxpayers about $70 billion.’ PolitiFact California found cost estimates vary greatly for the wall and that Harris picked the highest price tag from a partisan study.

Did Gavin Newsom get his facts right on universal health care?

Did California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom get his facts right on universal health care? We examined claims made on MSNBC's by the Democratic candidate for governor.

PolitiFact California's Top 10 fact checks (so far) in 2017

In the first half of 2017, PolitiFact California’s most popular fact-checks and articles, in terms of pageviews, ranged from a Pants On Fire claim that state lawmakers legalized child prostitution to a Mostly True statement about the extremely slim odds of being killed by a refugee in a terror attack.

Fact-checking claims by Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein on GOP health bill

California Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein have been among the most vocal critics of the GOP health plan. PolitiFact California fact-checked several of their claims about the bill from whether it will "effectively end Medicaid," as Harris said, to Feinstein’s assertion children’s hospitals may be forced to close under the plan.

Did Congressman Jeff Denham really call the GOP health bill ‘bipartisan’ ?

Congressman Jeff Denham’s use of the word "bipartisan" in response to a question about the recent GOP health bill sparked criticism this week from several news and political outlets. PolitiFact California found the truth was stretched on all sides of this story.

Could gas tax hike leave California with 'highest fuel prices in nation?'

Republican George Runner says the state’s proposed fuel tax increase "will make California gas prices the highest in the nation." PolitiFact California wades through fact and fiction on state gas prices.

Dispelling Myths About Millennials And Homeownership

PolitiFact California explores some common myths about millennials and homeownership. Are millennials simply not motivated to enter the market? And when they do, are they shunning the suburbs in favor of urban neighborhoods? We also look at what's behind low homeownership rates among these children of the Baby Boomers.

Does California give more than it gets from Washington D.C.?

Does California send more money to Washington D.C. than it gets back in return? PolitiFact California examines this question as tensions mount between California Democrats and the Trump Administration over possible federal funding cuts to the state.

Still Burning: Trump’s claim of ‘serious voter fraud’ in Calif. remains Pants On Fire

President Donald Trump this week repeated unsubstantiated claims about widespread voter fraud. In November 2016, PolitiFact Califronia rated Trump's claim about "serious voter fraud" in California as Pants On Fire. We have examined the claim again in this article. Our November rating remains Pants On Fire.     

Could Obamacare repeal cost California 200K jobs?

California Democratic State Senate Leader Kevin de León claimed repealing Obamacare could cost California 200,000 jobs. We found there’s some evidence to back this up, but too much uncertainty to rate it on our Truth-O-Meter.

PolitiFact California’s Top 10 fact checks of 2016

Our investigation into claims by President-elect Donald Trump, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders all made PolitiFact California's Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2016.

One year of fact-checking California, on-air and online

In our first year fact-checking the Golden State, PolitiFact California called out falsehoods and exaggerations by state and national leaders, candidates for office and multi-million dollar ballot measure campaigns during the state’s 2016 election.

Exploring the facts as California braces for Trump’s immigration policies

Donald Trump’s promises to make hard-line immigration reforms have raised numerous concerns and questions in California. PolitiFact California spoke with immigration experts to sort through the facts and answer some of the most pressing questions.

Bold claims about California’s drug price measure persist, despite unknowns

Despite the unknowns about how Proposition 61 will affect prescription drug costs in California, supporters and opponents continue to make bold predictions. PolitiFact California examines the No on 61 campaign's assertion that the measure will hike drug costs -- not reduce them -- for most Californians.

Gov. Jerry Brown slams Prop 53, omits analysis on mega-project measure

Gov. Jerry Brown says in a new TV ad that California's Proposition 53 "increases the cost of roads, bridges and hospitals." PolitiFact California did not put a Truth-O-Meter rating on Brown's statement. But its examination found the governor ignores about half the independent analysis on the measure -- analysis that shows scenarios where costs could decrease.

QUIZ: How well do you know these California election-related fact checks?

It's been a long election season. So many statements, so many claims. Some true, some false, some in between. We've checked a bunch over the months. Can you guess the rulings we handed down for these claims? Take our quiz and find out. 

Fact-checking claims about California’s ballot measures

PolitiFact California has fact-checked claims about many of the state’s most controversial ballot measures, from Prop 64’s effort to legalize marijuana to Prop 62’s proposal to abolish the death penalty to Prop 60’s condom requirement in adult films.

Examining Bernie Sanders’ claim: Prop 61 ‘great for California taxpayers’

Bernie Sanders says in a new TV advertisement that California's Proposition 61, a measure to lower state prescription drug prices, 'is great for taxpayers.' But analysts say it's not clear how the state would implement the measure or how much money it would save.

PolitiFact fact-checks the second Trump, Clinton presidential debate

The staff  of PolitiFact live fact-checks the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  

Submit Fact-Check Suggestions To PolitiFact California

Ever hear a politician make a claim and wonder -- 'Is that true?' PolitiFact California wants to hear your suggestions for a fact check.

Mailbag: Readers weigh in on Mike Pence's stance on evolution; Calif. pot legalization

We hear frequently from our PolitiFact California readers (and from our listeners at Capital Public Radio, where we broadcast our fact checks). From time to time, we plan to share some of those comments in this ‘Mailbag’ feature.

7 things to know about guns and gun violence after Orlando

The largest mass shooting in U.S. history is certain to spur more discussion about the balance between gun rights and gun restrictions. Here are some of the key points about guns that have been made over the years.   The facts about gay men and blood donation in Orlando

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's blistering attacks on Donald Trump's foreign policy

Hillary Clinton tore into Donald Trump for his past remarks about Russia, prisoners of war like John McCain and climate change. But not all of her attacks told the full story.

Ted Cruz targets Donald Trump in CA GOP convention speech. Some claims miss, others on target

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took aim at Donald Trump, including on the New York billionaire's foreign policy stance, during his Saturday speech at the California Republican Party Convention. From our initial look, Cruz missed the target a few times, but also scored some hits.

Fact-checking claims by Donald Trump & John Kasich at the CA GOP convention

A social media look back at Friday's questionable claims and some protest scenes from the first day at the California Republican Party Convention. Tweets are from @CAPolitiFact and @CapRadioNews.    

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina & John Kasich to headline CA GOP convention

PolitiFact California will be fact-checking claims made by presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich at the California Republican Party Convention this week. Follow us @CAPolitiFact for live tweets from the event. 

Donald Trump brings troublesome relationship with the truth to California

As California's June 7th primary election draws near, PolitiFact California is highlighting how presidential candidates fare with the truth on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter. We will also be fact-checking the statements they make while in the Golden State. 

Bernie Sanders has never felt the burn of PolitiFact’s Pants On Fire rating

As California's June 7th primary election draws near, PolitiFact California is highlighting how presidential candidates fare with the truth on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter. We will also be fact-checking the statements they make while in the Golden State. 

As she heads to California, how has Hillary Clinton fared with the truth?

As presidential candidates arrive in the state, PolitiFact California is highlighting their records with the truth. We will also be fact-checking the statements they make while on California soil.

A Look At Ted Cruz’ Record With The Truth As He Visits California

As presidential candidates arrive in the state, PolitiFact California is highlighting their records with the truth. We will also be fact-checking the statements they make while on California soil.

Fact & Fiction: Ending California’s Drought

Sorting through myths and overstatements about El Niño and the end of the California drought.

Arnold Schwarzenegger pumps up California’s clean energy debate

Arnold Schwarzenegger says California's climate change fight hasn't slowed its economic roll. 

The 2015 Lie of the Year: the campaign misstatements of Donald Trump

A presidential candidate with an unprecedented record on the Truth-O-Meter earns PolitiFact's annual award.

PolitiFact California Launches

PolitiFact California, powered by Capital Public Radio, launches Tuesday with fact-checks about climate change, smog and clean energy targets.  

Coming soon: PolitiFact California

PolitiFact and Capital Public Radio are teaming up to bring fact-checking journalism to California’s public radio airwaves and websites.