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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
President Donald Trump hosted sheriffs and other elected officials from California to talk about immigration policies that he sees as counter to his agenda. Trump made a number of questionable statements that needed a fact-check. Here’s our roundup of his most inaccurate statements from the conversation.
PolitiFact California's early impressions on statements made at Tuesday's gubernatorial candidates debate in San Jose.