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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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Episode 4: The Line

The latest episode of Force of Law focuses on the risks officers face on the job and explains why many in law enforcement say the final version of the bill no longer puts them in greater danger.

Sat, Jul 20, 2019 7:51 am
California’s new Public Utilities Commission president must lead us to a gas-free future

Gladys Limón and V. John White, California Environmental Justice Alliance: Under Marybel Batjer’s leadership, the California Public Utilities Commission must prepare California to move beyond gas. Creating an equitable, safe and secure phase-out of gas in coming decades will be no small feat. But Batjer has demonstrated she is not afraid of taking courageous action and shaking things up.

Thu, Jul 18, 2019 8:00 am

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