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Assembly Speaker Rivas Shifts Leadership to Boost Pro-Housing Agenda

Speaker Robert Rivas seems to be laying the institutional groundwork for an aggressively pro-housing legislature next year.

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Tahoe scientists join rolling strike, asking Newsom to back his talk

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – It was a brisk cold morning, evidenced by the breath seen from the chanting strikers. Many were outfitted in beanies and gloves, holding signs on Lake Tahoe Boulevard on Nov. 17, 2023.

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Climate Change Disasters Hit CA Especially Hard

A new reports ranks California among the top states suffering economic damage from climate-related disasters: food shortages, floods, droughts, wildfires, pollution and disease. A new national climate assessment paints a dismal picture of the nationwide impacts of climate change, driving …

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California State Scientists Strike, Demand Equal Pay

More than 4,000 state scientists who are staging a three-day strike this week have worked under an expired contract for three years.

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Lessons in How to Spot ‘Fake News’ Will Be Required in All California Schools

A new law requires K-12 schools to add media literacy to curriculum for English language arts, science, math and history-social studies. Among the lessons will be recognizing fake news.

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Minimum Wage Hike for CA Health Workers Will Cost Billions

More than half a million California health care workers are expected to see a pay increase in January thanks to a law raising the minimum wage for their industry.

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Students protest pesticide proposal in Watsonville

Youth activists from Safe Ag Safe Schools’ Future Leaders of Change attend a California Department of Pesticide Regulation meeting in Watsonville on Monday. (Andrea Tamayo — Santa Cruz Local) 
WATSONVILLE >> At a meeting at Ramsay Park Family Center in …

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California Conservatives Go after Local School Boards over LGBTQ Policies

Several California school districts have required parental notification when students seek to change their gender identity.

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Building Back Beaches

Parks and recreation departments... are conducting a scientific study that looks at how climate change will damage the beaches, evaluating effects on cliff erosion, beach access, campground availability and other features

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California Begins Big Oil Inquiry to Lower Gas Prices

The California Energy Commission voted to begin proceedings for two key initiatives that Gov. Gavin Newsom says could lower prices at the pump.

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New Bottling Law Offers More Incentives to Recycle

The new law also will support rural recycling options for consumers to redeem their deposit and improve recycling rates.

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Sen. Butler Says She Won’t Run in 2024

California’s new U.S. senator says she won’t seek a full term in 2024. She says she can better serve the state by focusing on key issues, not a campaign.

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Sen. Caballero secures $1.4M in state funding for Greenfield, Soledad improvements

SALINAS VALLEY — Sen. Anna Caballero stopped by Greenfield and Soledad last Monday to present checks for $1 million and $400,000 in state funding, respectively, to the City of Greenfield for radio transmission and reception upgrades and to the Soledad-Mission …

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Nevada County Arts Council welcomes Kellie Cutler as new Program Manager

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Nevada County Arts Council and Truckee Arts Alliance announced the hiring of Kellie Cutler as Truckee Cultural District's Program Manager, a new position at the heart of one of the state's coveted...

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Newsom Vetoes Severance Pay for Laid-off Grocery Workers

The governor says unemployment insurance should cover impact of $25 billion Kroger-Albertsons merger.

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Newsom’s Veto of Cap on Insulin Copays Raises Questions about His Pledge to Lower Cost

Gov. Gavin Newsom had made lowering the cost of prescription drugs a signature health care issue, but over the weekend he rejected a bill that would have provided some relief for diabetics.

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Newsom Signs Five Election-reform Bills Written by Assemblymember Pellerin

Elections-related bills signed into law will allow disabled voters to vote curbside, permit mail-in ballots to be processed like in-person votes and treat double-voting as a misdemeanor, among other changes.