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Steve Garvey Outraises Adam Schiff — But Still Has Less in Bank — In U.S. Senate Bid

07/16/2024

The Republican hopeful brought in more cash than Democratic rival Adam Schiff for the first time this campaign during the latest quarter, but still has less to spend.

Judge Temporarily Blocks State Order to Growers Who Depleted Groundwater

07/16/2024

A Kings County judge today issued a temporary restraining order against the state that pauses its unprecedented move to crack down on groundwater depletion in California’s agricultural heartland.

If Californians Vote to Ban Slavery This Fall, Will Prisoners Get a Raise?

07/16/2024

California courts have long upheld below-minimum wage pay for prison inmates working a wide range of jobs. A 2024 ballot measure that would ban forced labor could alter those decisions.

California Passed a Law to Fix Unsafe Homeless Shelters. Cities and Counties Are Ignoring It

07/16/2024

The Supreme Court’s decision on homelessness will test a shelter system that’s full of problems – and lacking accountability.

California Needs a Million EV Charging Stations — but That’s ‘Unlikely’ and ‘Unrealistic’

07/15/2024

Public chargers must be built at an unprecedented pace to meet the target in less than 7 years, and then doubled to 2 million in 2035. The high cost — $120,000 or more for one fast charger— is just one obstacle.

Guaranteed Basic Income Programs Proliferate Across CA

07/12/2024

A mother picks up her son from daycare in Richmond on Sept. 26, 2022. Photo by Marissa Leshnov for CalMatters

Guaranteed Basic Income Programs Proliferate Across CA

07/12/2024

Beginning Monday, 150 households in Fresno County are expected to receive a $500 prepaid card to spend on anything they’d like — no strings attached. It will be the first of 12 monthly recurring payments those Southwest Fresno and Huron residents will receive as part of a guaranteed basic income program for low-income families.

California Has Just Approved a New Blueprint for Offshore Wind. The Massive Projects Will Cost Billions

07/10/2024

Harnessing clean energy is a venture of unprecedented scope in California, bringing big changes to Humboldt and the Central Coast, and requiring 26 ports along the coast.

Can California’s Health Care Providers Help Solve the State’s Homelessness Crisis?

07/10/2024

Taking advantage of new state funds, some California healthcare providers are starting to offer what their homeless patients really need: housing.

Fiber Internet Project in Shingle Springs Rancheria Completed

07/10/2024

Completion of a fiber-to-the-home broadband Internet project was announced by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and technology partner Cal.net.

Five Week Post-Fire Wildfire Workshops Offered

07/10/2024

A five week workshop with information for landowners affected by wildfire is being offered by the
the University of California Forest Stewardship program team from July 16 through August 6. Sessions are once a week over Zoom.

How California Laws May Help Shield It From Supreme Court Decisions

07/10/2024

After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022, California’s Democratic leaders moved fast to shore up reproductive rights: They persuaded voters to enshrine the right to an abortion in the state constitution, approved a dozen bills strengthening abortion protections and passed a law in May to enable Arizona doctors to temporarily provide abortion services for their patients in California.

EDHCSD Report Released

07/09/2024

The report from the independent investigation of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District cites a conflict of interest, other issues.

The Supreme Court Took Powers Away From Federal Regulators. Do California Rules Offer a Backstop?

07/09/2024

In three rulings the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a body blow to the federal bureaucracy. From healthcare to climate to workers’ rights, California’s rules often go farther.

CalMatters’ Digital Democracy Makes a Difference in the Legislature

07/08/2024

CalMatters launched Digital Democracy in April, and its impact has rippled across the Legislature.

California Boosts Spending to Help Students Earn Math and Science Degrees

07/08/2024

A program for low-income, first-generation STEM students at community colleges is receiving millions of dollars to expand across the state.

California’s ‘Weak’ Job Market Propped Up by Public Money as Private Sector Sheds Jobs

07/08/2024

Private-sector jobs in California have declined since their post-pandemic peak, while public-sector employment has shown gains, the state’s Legislative Analyst’s Office says.

6 Myths About Homelessness in California

07/07/2024

There’s a lot of misinformation floating around out there about homelessness in California. We use data to dispel several common myths.

Hundreds of Deaths, Thousands of Injuries, Billions of Dollars: The Cost of Extreme Heat in California

07/07/2024

Heat waves have killed hundreds of Californians and cost billions of dollars in the past decade, according to a new report from the state insurance department.

CalFire Incident Page for Pay Fire

07/07/2024

The official CalFire incident page with updated status information on the Pay Fire, burning southeast of Placerville.

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