2018: A Year in Review

In which we look back on all the strange, infuriating and preposterous things that went down in 2018 and say, “Sayonara!”

Activists Launch Postcard Drive to Protest Title IX Changes

The snail-mail drive by the Enough is Enough Voter Project aims to fight Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ regulatory rollback.

Recalled Judge Aaron Persky Asks for Help to Pay Off $135K in Campaign-Related Legal Costs

The former jurist is asking for help paying down a small fortune in court-ordered debt incurred from challenging the recall campaign.

How Silicon Valley’s Lila Rose Became the Face of Millennial Anti-Abortion Activism

Lila Rose became an anti-abortion activist after famously making hoaxy undercover videos in hopes of getting Planned Parenthood defunded.

Eric Bauman Resigns as Cal Democratic Party Chair Amid Sexual Misconduct Inquiry

California’s top Democratic Party official stepped down amid mounting political pressure over claims of sexual assault and harassment.

California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman Responds to Claims of Sexual Misconduct

The state Democratic Party took a full day to publicly address claims that its top official sexually assaulted and harassed multiple men.

BREAKING: California Dem Party Chair Eric Bauman Accused of Sexual Assault, Harassment

California Democratic Party Chair Eric Bauman’s third-in-command is calling for his ouster over claims that he sexually assaulted people.

Appeals Court Upholds Brock Turner’s Conviction for Sexual Assault, Attempted Rape

An appeals court on Wednesday rejected Brock Turner’s bid for a new trial and upheld his conviction for sexual assault and attempted rape.

Campaign to Recall Aaron Persky Shifts Focus to Political Activism

Stanford professor Michele Dauber has carried the momentum from a high-profile judicial recall campaign into local activism.

Brock Turner’s Lawyer Appeals Conviction, Saying Client Only Wanted ‘Sexual Outercourse’

Brock Turner’s lawyer said his client only wanted to have “sexual ‘outercourse’” with his passed-out victim and didn’t intend to rape her.