CALmatters is a Sacramento-based nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California's state Capitol works and why it matters. It works with more than 130 media partners throughout the state that have long, deep relationships with their local audiences, including Embarcadero Media (publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice, Pleasanton Weekly and The Almanac in Menlo Park and their websites.)
Here are the most recent stories reported by CALmatters' team of journalists:
As a state with some of the highest housing costs in the country and an eviction rate that is creeping back up to pre-pandemic levels, cities across California are considering a variety of solutions to address its housing crunch. One possible way to dramatically increase affordable housing, writes CalMatters housing reporter Ben Christopher, is the […]Tue, Nov 28, 2023 6:00 am
Read this story in English. En la mente de la mayoría de los californianos, las unidades de vivienda complementarios (ADU, por su abreviación en inglés) traen a la mente calificativos como “pequeña”, “sutil” y “linda”. Ninguno de los cuales describe los dúplex ADU construidos uno al lado del otro en la ‘E Street’ de San […]Tue, Nov 28, 2023 5:38 am
A 2021 state law has radically changed the housing equation in San Diego. Advocates, developers, and policymakers are split on whether it should be exported to other jurisdictions.Tue, Nov 28, 2023 5:30 am
A bill that would've required public schools to give students access to free condoms was vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, but young advocates worried about the rise in sexually transmitted infections are vowing to keep pushing for access.Tue, Nov 28, 2023 5:30 am
While advocates of regulating prices for consumer services and commodities say the practice protects the public, there's a flip side of also protecting the the finances of those who provide the services.Tue, Nov 28, 2023 12:01 am
Back in July, when criticism over the Assembly public safety committee’s decision to stall a bill to increase penalties for child sex trafficking was at an all-time high, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer told reporters that he was used to pushback: “I’ve been chair of public safety for quite some time. I leave the Assembly pretty soon, […]Mon, Nov 27, 2023 6:00 am
Read this story in English. A medida que el fondo de California para arreglar las escuelas en ruinas se reduce a nada, los legisladores están negociando entre bastidores para elaborar una medida electoral que sería el bono de construcción de escuelas más grande del estado en décadas. Pero algunos superintendentes escolares asediados dicen que el […]Mon, Nov 27, 2023 5:39 am
Small, rural districts often struggle to pass local bond measures to pay for school construction and repairs. In some cases, leaking roofs, dry rot and broken air conditioners haven’t been fixed in years.Mon, Nov 27, 2023 5:30 am
Read this story in English. ¿Quién está en los puestos de arriba y quién en los de abajo? Cuando se conoció la noticia el martes por la noche de que el nuevo presidente de la Asamblea, Robert Rivas, había elegido nuevos presidentes de comités y destituido a otros, la esfera política de Sacramento inmediatamente se […]Wed, Nov 22, 2023 1:23 pm
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