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:
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara unveils a plan to shore up the California insurance market for homeowners. Insurers would return to wildfire zones, but would have an easier path to rate increases.Thu, Sep 21, 2023 6:10 pm
Several anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers are advertising ‘abortion pill reversal’. California Attorney General Rob Bonta calls the claims false advertising that mislead vulnerable patients.Thu, Sep 21, 2023 1:25 pm
A string of decisions by cities in the Inland Empire signal that local officials are beginning to take a more critical eye to warehouse expansions in a region that's seen explosive growth over the last three decades. But without broader changes or action by state leaders, residents and activists remain skeptical.Thu, Sep 21, 2023 5:30 am
From CalMatters homelessness policy reporter Jeanne Kuang: Fed up with homeless encampments, California local officials are seeking guidance from the nation’s most powerful judges. In a legal brief filed Tuesday with the U.S. Supreme Court, the California State Association of Counties and League of California Cities told the justices that a string of federal court […]Thu, Sep 21, 2023 5:00 am
Read this story in English. En las últimas horas del 15 de septiembre de 2022, Pablo Silva y otros cuatro venezolanos deambulaban por el centro de Sacramento, una ciudad de la que nunca habían oído hablar, en busca de un techo sobre sus cabezas. No lo encontraron. Habían viajado miles de kilómetros para escapar de […]Wed, Sep 20, 2023 5:35 am
A bill that would add caste to California’s fair employment and housing law and the education code is sitting on the governor's desk. Supporters are on a hunger strike, urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign the bill into law.Wed, Sep 20, 2023 5:30 am
Pablo Silva, a Venezuelan asylum-seeker, was among the first migrants flown from Texas to Sacramento last September. His struggles foreshadow what other migrants may face as they're also shipped to California with little or no preparation.Wed, Sep 20, 2023 5:30 am
The 2024 primary election is less than six months away, and, thanks to a series of measures over the last few years, the process will look a little different for voters. For one, it’s the first presidential primary in which everyone can vote by mail. Because California’s top-two primary system — in which the two […]Wed, Sep 20, 2023 5:00 am
Emulating previous California politicians, Gov. Gavin Newsom is singling out the oil industry as he tries to build his national political image.Wed, Sep 20, 2023 12:01 am
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