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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.)

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¿Vendrán más cambios? Las pequeñas empresas reabren y se encuentran nuevos desafíos

En resumen La economía de California ya no está en su punto más bajo. Pero las pequeñas empresas todavía están trabajando para volver a la normalidad y están luchando con la contratación de personal, el cuidado de los niños para su fuerza laboral y la incertidumbre de futuros brotes. Read this article in English.    Patty Baird […]

Thu, Jul 29, 2021 3:09 pm
Nuevo lineamiento de los CDC: la mayoría de californianos vacunados deben usar mascarillas en interiores

En resumen Según las nuevas recomendaciones de mascarillas de los CDC, se recomienda a las personas vacunadas en 45 condados de California y todas sus áreas más pobladas, que usen mascarillas en lugares públicos cerrados. Read this article in English.  Casi todos los californianos vacunados deben volver a usar mascarillas en interiores bajo las nuevas pautas […]

Thu, Jul 29, 2021 2:53 pm
Seis cosas que debe saber sobre las declaraciones de impuestos de los candidatos a la retirada de Newsom

En resumen Los candidatos a participar en la elección de destitución en California deben presentar declaraciones de impuestos para participar en la boleta electoral. Aquí hay algunas conclusiones interesantes. Read this article in English.    El gobernador Gavin Newsom sabía que estaba obligando a sus futuros oponentes a hacer pública más información de ellos cuando firmó una […]

Thu, Jul 29, 2021 2:19 pm
California’s apocalyptic summer

Good morning, California. It’s Thursday, July 29. Virus, fire, infected birds Just when it seemed like it was getting safe to go out in public again, California’s summer started to resemble scenes from an Alfred Hitchcock movie. With COVID-19 rates surging, the state Department of Public Health on Wednesday recommended that all Californians wear face […]

Thu, Jul 29, 2021 5:40 am
Payday loans dropped during pandemic, but Californians are ‘not out of the woods’

A new report found a dramatic decrease in Californians’ reliance on payday loans as a direct result of pandemic-related government assistance, including unemployment benefits, rent relief, eviction moratoriums, stimulus checks and loan forbearance. But experts warn that use of payday loans is expected to rebound once government assistance ends.

Thu, Jul 29, 2021 5:30 am
California’s 2020 fire siege: wildfires by the numbers

In a year of superlatives, some statistics stand out for California’s 2020 fire year: Four million acres, 112 million tons of greenhouse gases, thousands of lightning strikes, 11 million gallons of fire retardant. And 31 lost lives.

Thu, Jul 29, 2021 5:30 am
Lawmakers aim to boost student voting power on UC, community college boards

If a bill pending in the California Legislature passes, all three of the state's higher education governing boards will have two voting student members. Advocates say the student representatives provide an important firsthand perspective on issues like campus safety and basic needs.

Thu, Jul 29, 2021 5:30 am

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