Natalie Hanson, Courthouse News

Natalie Hanson

Courthouse News

Oakland, CA, United States

Contact Natalie

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • Courthouse News
  • Marin IJ
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • LakeCountyRecordBee
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Mercury-Register
  • ChicoER
  • Times-Standard
  • and more…

Past articles by Natalie:

California lawmakers face daunting task in preparing for devastating earthquakes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — The "Big One" may be inevitable, but California lawmakers face a major undertaking in preparing for future earthquakes which cannot be predicted. In a joint state Senate and Assembly hearing on preparing for catastrophic earthquakes, in light of the Turkey and Syria disasters, experts told state leaders that bigger plans to prepare for a disaster are needed beyond small… → Read More

San Francisco area enclave Sausalito accused of ignoring California housing law

One of the housing projects the tony city of Sausalito looks forward to seeing built is in an underwater patch of eelgrass. → Read More

Judge extends plan to manage flows to California delta and protect endangered fish

A federal judge said the court's solution is the only one available to protect threatened fish since no one can explain why the Sacramento River's fish mortality was high in 2022. → Read More

California invests in critical Central Valley water infrastructure projects

The money will go to projects aimed at helping the region weather future droughts. → Read More

California lawmakers lead charge against climate change, gun violence in 2023 session

Among thousands of bills this session, lawmakers have prioritized new ways to tackle the root causes behind climate change and gun violence. → Read More

California lawmakers consider Newsom’s oil profit penalty plan

Lawmakers in California are reviewing Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to penalize oil companies for price gouging. → Read More

Negligence claims stick in fatal accident caused by huffing canned duster

Hopes of parents of children killed by a driver who inhaled dust remover in 2018 to hold producers and distributors of Ultra Duster products accountable grew dimmer Tuesday. → Read More

Warranty action over Apple Watch defect survives dismissal bid

A group of Apple Watch owners adequately showed the tech giant must have known about safety issues with some Apple Watch products at the time of sale. → Read More

Oakland mayor fires police chief over handling of misconduct probes

Chief LeRonne Armstrong has been fired following a scathing report on internal problems at the Oakland Police Department. → Read More

Journalists win fight with Nebraska over $44,000 public records charge

The estimate for records requested by Flatwater Free Press jumped from $2,000 to over $44,000 between April and June 2022. → Read More

California dodges dismissal in fight with feds over ghost gun rules

A federal judge ruled California has shown reasonable injury could result from the federal government's final rule on sales of ghost guns. → Read More

Oakland approves Coliseum deal in largest public land transfer to Black investors in city history

The Oakland Coliseum could one day be the site of a women's basketball team, as well as a hub for retail businesses and new homes. → Read More

Despite an ‘incredible’ snowpack, drought not over in California

Californians must be cautious of a return to drought conditions, despite a string of recent, very helpful rainstorms. → Read More

Bay Area cities sign off on sweeping plans to address Californians’ demands for fair housing

San Francisco and Oakland are looking to build more than 70,000 new homes by 2031. → Read More

Oakland could be ground zero for the future of police reform, community leaders say

Oakland leaders showed up to share their ideas for how to truly reform a scandal-ridden police force, amid local protests against police brutality. → Read More

Oakland’s police oversight board demands misconduct records from police department

Oakland's independent police oversight board is demanding that the police department turn over records of misconduct that led to the chief being placed on leave. → Read More

Unlocking ‘nature’s storm drains’ to harness floods and combat California’s drought

What if valleys — carved by glaciers during the last ice age and filled over millennia with highly permeable sand —extended down into California's drought-addled Central Valley and could channel rain and snowmelt into aquifers like a storm drain? Some scientists believe they exist and will help save the Golden State. → Read More

California senators pick at proposed budget amid fears of recession

State lawmakers worry the governor's budget makes too many cuts to essential programs. → Read More

California drought outlook improves after weeks of historic storms

Even though millions of gallons of rain has fallen on the Golden State in recent weeks, it's not likely enough to erase at least four years of below-normal precipitation. → Read More

San Francisco can’t dodge lawsuit over homeless encampment sweeps

San Francisco cannot avoid facing allegations from homeless residents that its employees have swept encampments and violated their civil rights. → Read More