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:
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
En resumen Sufriendo una sequía severa, la junta de agua del estado está preparada para evitar que miles de agricultores y otras personas bombeen agua de los ríos Sacramento y San Joaquín. El estado perdió una demanda con los distritos de riego durante la última sequía. Read this article in English. California, asolada por la sequía, […]Thu, Jul 29, 2021 2:38 pm
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
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
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
As consequential as the outcome of the recall election is, whose voices will be heard in the halls of power for the next 10 years is of paramount importance. The name of the game between now and the 2022 elections will be redistricting.Thu, Jul 29, 2021 5:30 am
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
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
A new CalMatters analysis shows which of the governor's big financial backers are coming to his rescue in his hour of need for the California recall election. They include the unions for teachers and prison guards.Thu, Jul 29, 2021 5:30 am
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