CALMatters | Almanac Online |

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:


Make up school time lost to climate disasters, fire country lawmaker says

California state Sen. Bill Dodd has introduced legislation to help schools make up instructional time and state dollars lost to closures for climate-driven emergencies such as wildfires. The increasingly pressing issue was the topic of a CalMatters series last year.

Thu, Jan 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Voters face hundreds of local tax measures

Voters will decide more than 200 local government tax and bond measures on the March 3 ballot and hundreds more are likely for the November ballot.

Thu, Jan 23, 2020 12:01 am

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.