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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:

Why many CA students keep missing school

Good morning, California. It’s Tuesday, September 28. Surge in chronic absenteeism It would seem that the kids are not all right. The day after he secured a landslide victory in the Sept. 14 recall election, Gov. Gavin Newsom visited an Oakland school to tout the state’s progress in reopening campuses, noting that 95% to 100% […]

Tue, Sep 28, 2021 5:40 am
Why is Fresno one of the nation’s hottest housing markets?

In the new episode of "Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast," CalMatters' Manuela Tobias and the Los Angeles Times' Liam Dillon break down Fresno’s housing market and why rents and home prices have skyrocketed, even amid the pandemic. They are joined by Jovana Morales-Tilgren, who advocates on behalf of low-income tenants for Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability, a Fresno nonprofit.

Tue, Sep 28, 2021 5:30 am
Booster shots pose new hurdle for California

Good morning, California. It’s Monday, September 27. Law enforcement resists mandates California is preparing to roll out COVID-19 booster shots even as millions of residents have yet to receive their first vaccine dose and a dearth of rapid coronavirus tests threatens to fuel outbreaks across the state. On Friday, public health experts from California, Nevada, […]

Mon, Sep 27, 2021 5:40 am

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