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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:


Clean water in California is overdue

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act, it is time for the state to get on track toward ensuring swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters for all Californians.

Tue, Oct 19, 2021 5:30 am
Parents plan school walkout over vaccine mandate

Today, thousands of California parents are expected to keep their kids home from school as part of a statewide protest against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recently announced student vaccine mandate. Around 2,500 people are slated to protest in front of the state Capitol building in Sacramento for an event called “Our Children, Our Choice,” according to […]

Mon, Oct 18, 2021 5:40 am
California needs COVID response teams in every school

Educators have been forced to become health care workers. California must create pandemic response teams and deploy them at public schools to manage the medical workload that is being left to teachers, principals, librarians and social workers.

Mon, Oct 18, 2021 5:30 am
California is increasing enforcement of its housing goals: Will it work?

In the new episode of "Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast." CalMatters' Manuela Tobias and the Los Angeles Times' Liam Dillon break down California’s increased enforcement of housing production goals. They are joined by Victoria Fierce, whose organization sues cities that aren’t producing enough housing.

Mon, Oct 18, 2021 5:30 am
Los hospitales se preparan para las huelgas mientras los trabajadores de California protestan por la escasez de personal

En resumen Las prolongadas disputas con los sindicatos sobre la dotación de personal están llegando a puntos críticos. Casi un tercio de los hospitales de California informan un número insuficiente de trabajadores críticos, incluidos enfermeros, técnicos y conserjes. Read this article in English.   Los defensores laborales lo llaman “Striketober” (un juego de palabras en inglés usando […]

Fri, Oct 15, 2021 6:25 am

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