Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

Anita Chabria

Los Angeles Times

California, United States

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Recent articles by Anita:

Column: California’s top cop sends message to sheriffs statewide: Nobody is above the law

California Attn. Gen. Rob Bonta seemed like little more that a political appointee, but he's proven himself as a reformer. → Read More

Column: Is Gavin Newsom running for president? Or is he just desperate for attention?

Columnists Mark Z. Barabak and Anita Chabria debate whether California's governor is serious about pursuing the nation's highest office. → Read More

Column: Could extreme heat be just what California needs to finally solve homelessness?

As climate change makes crazy weather more common, it could prompt a new urgency around getting vulnerable homeless people into housing and shelter. → Read More

Column: Biden turns tables on Newsom by backing California farmworker bill

The president on Sunday schooled Newsom on Labor Day politics by endorsing United Farm Workers legislation that could help the UFW organize. → Read More

Column: A new tool to protect women's digital privacy

A little-noticed bill that gives social media companies a way to avoid turning over private communications in abortion prosecutions is headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk. → Read More

Column: Newsom deepens drug war with veto of 'safe sites'

Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a measure to open three pilot sites for safe drug consumption, putting California behind in efforts to save lives. → Read More

Column: Are pooches in San Francisco getting high off meth-laced poop? Conservatives hope so

Latest conservative crap: Meth and human excrement are so rampant in San Francisco that dogs are getting high from eating feces. → Read More

Column: These families are flaming the ACLU as California debates mental health care

Many who care for the severely mentally ill say civil rights groups aren't protecting rights by leaving their loved ones on the street. → Read More

Column: Solitary confinement is shrouded in secrecy and open to abuse. Why does California allow it?

Prison officials have too much discretion in deciding when to use solitary confinement. California should demand they explain their decisions. → Read More

Column: Farmworkers join California Labor Federation as Lorena Gonzalez takes over

Former Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez takes over Wednesday as head of the California Labor Federation. The United Farm Workers will join the umbrella organization under her leadership. → Read More

Column: Why are we botching the monkeypox response? Blame homophobia

Gay, bisexual and transgender communities fear a repeat of the AIDS-era indifference that left too many without care. → Read More

Newsom's CARE Court a fix for broken mental health system

Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed civil courts to help people with severe mental illness. Critics call it 'forced treatment' — but that misses the point. → Read More

Column: Cancer patients need options to survive. Poor Californians often have none

Medi-Cal patients diagnosed with complex cancers often find themselves shut out of the best care -- even when that exclusion is a life-or-death matter. → Read More

Abortion: Why California's resistance faces an ultimate test

While Roe is grabbing headlines, the far right is marching forward with a plan to remake America. California is everything it hopes to destroy. → Read More

Column: The real lesson of the Jan. 6 committee? Stop electing Trump sycophants to Congress

The bipartisan hearings, which continue Thursday, have shown why we need more people like Californian Kermit Jones in Congress, not election deniers. → Read More

Ibram X. Kendi on fatherhood, empathy and dreaming of better worlds

Ibram X. Kendi joins the L.A. Times Book Club to discuss “How to Raise an Antiracist.” → Read More

Criminal justice reform isn't dead, but has lessons to heed

Some say Chesa Boudin's recall spells doom for reformist prosecutors. But would we really return to the days of over-incarceration and bias? → Read More

Why San Francisco has gone rogue to slow drug overdoses

Facilities where people can use drugs without repercussions remain illegal in California. San Francisco is running one anyway. → Read More

Column: Trump's judges are coming for California's gun laws. Can we stop them?

Judges appointed by Trump are already tripping up California's gun safety laws. Even after Uvalde, the Supreme Court may eviscerate them. → Read More

Column: She killed the man who trafficked her. Will California ever forgive her?

Sara Kruzan was trafficked and killed her abuser when she was 16 years old. Though released from prison, she is seeking a pardon from Gavin Newsom. → Read More