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Trustworthy California News, Traffic and Weather.

And a connection to your community.

At California Local: We Make It Easy To Citizen.

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We make it easy to find news about California government and politics, as well as local news from eight Northern California counties.

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We make it easy to find information about local elected officials in California, as well as people who hold statewide public offices.

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We make it easy to find local nonprofit organizations throughout California, as well as local community groups and volunteer opportunities.

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California Local’s live traffic report is delivered 24/7 via real-time highway maps, traffic cameras, and links to transportation resources.

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California Local also provides a 24/7 local weather report, including five-day forecasts, weather alerts, and NOAA satellite images.

Why Build a Network of Counties?

We’re creating a portal for each of the state’s 58 counties to help you find people, information and resources that are close to home. If you think about it, much of California’s civic infrastructure is organized in this way. Up and down the state there are county boards of supervisors, boards of education and offices of emergency services. Community service organizations are often county-wide operations.

We believe this is the best way to put you in touch with the folks whose decisions matter most to you. Here are the virtual counties we’ve already built.

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Santa Cruz County

California Local is headquartered in Santa Cruz, a place famous for its active citizenry and plethora of community volunteer organizations. We also bring you news about topics ranging from local efforts to protect pristine beaches and redwood forests to the long struggle to meet affordable housing needs. Also check out our awesome Santa Cruz weather and traffic telemetry!

Learn more about Santa Cruz County and California Local.

→ Visit Santa Cruz County

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Santa Clara County

For many people who live in the cities where Apple and Facebook are headquartered, news about Cupertino and Mountain View is not all about the tech giants. On California Local, they will find news about local elected officials, local schools, and local events. You will find news from our local media allies and other trusted Santa Clara County news outlets. Again, if you begin and end every workday In Santa Clara Valley traffic, you’ll appreciate our up-to-the-minute maps and traffic-cams.

Learn more about Santa Clara County and California Local.

→ Visit Santa Clara County

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Sacramento County

As California’s capital city, Sacramento is home to some ambitious efforts to make government work for the people—all of which face serious obstacles. California Local’s capital news bureau puts you in touch with the lawmakers who are engaged in these efforts. Locally, many Sacramento County news outlets provide readers with information they need to know—and you can find links to some of their best news reporting on California Local.

Learn more about Sacramento County and California Local.

→ Visit Sacramento County

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Monterey County

Monterey County draws visitors from around the world to places such as Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pebble Beach, Big Sur and the city of Monterey itself—home of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Salinas Valley, located just a few miles away, is an agricultural powerhouse and “America’s salad bowl.” It’s also home to the county seat, John Steinbeck’s hometown, the City of Salinas.

Learn more about Monterey County and California Local.

→ Visit Monterey County

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Tahoe-Truckee Region

The residents of Lake Tahoe, who live alongside the crown jewel of the Sierra Nevada, reside in five counties located in two states. Lake Tahoe news is one thing if you live in the city of South Lake Tahoe, and another thing if you live in the town of Truckee or in an unincorporated area of North Lake Tahoe. Working with California Local Media Alliance members and other trusted Lake Tahoe region media outlets, we provide links to news that matters to residents on all sides

→ Visit Tahoe-Truckee Region

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The Sierra to the Pinnacles

As we work to build out California Local in the rest of the state's 58 counties, we are rapidly expanding our database. In addition to the news and information about the places described above, you will find good stuff here about Placer County, El Dorado County, Nevada County, and San Benito County.

Again, residents of these communities can easily find and connect with their elected officials, local community groups, and each other.