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04/19/2024

Crowd at a 2021 Juneteenth celebration in Los Angeles. Photo by Ringo H.W. Chiu, AP Photo

04/19/2024

Employees make burgers at an In-N-Out restaurant in San Francisco on March 20, 2023. Photo by Chin Hei Leung, SOPA Images/Sip USA via Reuters

04/18/2024

The California Public Utilities Commission will consider on May 9 a new proposal that would change how Californians pay for electricity.

04/18/2024

As the state moves to shrink its prison population, it hasn’t been measuring the effectiveness of a key parole program known as STOP, the Specialized Treatment for Optimized Programming.

04/18/2024

Californians once supported criminal justice reforms to lighten penalties for crime but attitudes have changed. A November ballot measure could be a test for just how much.

04/18/2024

State workplace safety officials plan to protect employees from indoor heat this summer. But due to cost concerns, a separate rule is in the works for state prisons that will take more time.

04/18/2024

The growth of Los Angeles in recent decades has renewed discussions around how best to represent such a large, diverse city. After city leaders were exposed in 2022 for wanting to carve city council districts to serve narrow interests, the …

04/18/2024

Pairing The Markup’s innovative data and impact methodology with CalMatters’ expertise creates a powerful newsroom poised to lead coverage of California tech policy and deliver impactful reporting across all of its beats.

04/18/2024

A wreath with a picture of Valentina Orellana-Peralta at a press conference outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on Dec. 28, 2021. Photo by Ringo H.W. Chiu, AP Photo

04/17/2024

The U.S. Supreme Court is about to hear a case that will have major implications on homelessness policy in California. Find out where your leaders stand on the issue.

04/17/2024

In an important election year, more than 70 high school students across California called on candidates seeking office to back a variety of climate solutions as part of CalMatters’ Earth Day op-ed contest. These are few excerpts from finalists.

04/17/2024

A handful of Democratic politicians are already running for governor of California in 2026. Attorney General Rob Bonta is acting as if he might jump in. But so far there are no Latinos or Republicans in the mix.

04/17/2024

Water suppliers say the costs will be massive, with rates increasing for many consumers. Known as the “Erin Brockovich” chemical, hexavalent chromium is found statewide.

04/17/2024

The California Justice Department investigates all fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians. It has not filed charges against any officers since the program began two years ago.

04/17/2024

The state Senate Appropriations Committee session on suspense file day at the state Capitol in Sacramento on Sept. 1, 2023. Photo by Rahul Lal for CalMatters

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