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Image caption: The state’s largest news industry trade group is now open to freelancers.
CNPA Now Admits Freelance Members
Three years after changing its name to reflect the contemporary news business environment, CNPA makes another change with the times, admitting freelance writers and content creators as members.

Image caption: Gavin Newsom has reason to be upbeat after crushing an attempt to recall him on Sept. 14.
Recall Election Ends in Rout For Newsom, So What's Next?
Gavin Newsom's star is on the rise after a dominant victory over a recall attempt, but leading Republican candidate Larry Elder says he's only getting started.

Image caption: Billionaires on both sides have ponied up big bucks in California's gubernatorial recall.
Big Money Battles it Out as Recall Campaign Nears Conclusion
When California adopted the recall law 110 years ago, it was to keep big money out of politics. Now billionaire donors are dominating this year's gubernatorial recall campaign on both sides.

Image caption: Larry Elder, the frontrunner among candidates hoping to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Is California’s Recall Voting Process Undemocratic?
The next governor of California could win election with far fewer votes that the incumbent governor in the state's recall vote Sept. 14. How did the recall process become so undemocratic?

Image caption: California's largest county has reinstated mask requirements and others may soon follow.
Why Mask Requirements May Be Back, Explained
Mask requirements appear to be on the way back in California, including for fully vaccinated people. Here's why.

Image caption: Some small composting facilities, made necessary by a methane-reduction law,  have been set up in or near community gardens.
Compost Belongs in the Garden
Californians Against Waste was one of the main advocates behind SB 1383, which requires California to divert 75 percent of its organic waste from landfills. California Local talked to CAW’s Nick Lapis to learn more about what it does and why.

Image caption: Participants in a recent board meeting of the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee discuss affordable housing in the wake of a pandemic-fueled boom in real estate prices.
Paradise Found
A pandemic-fueled real estate boom has exploded in the Tahoe-Truckee region. Mountain Housing Council is working to ensure that locals can keep their own little slices of heaven.

Image caption: Gov. Gavin Newsom wants Californians to wear masks this Halloween.
Staying Safe in Spooky Times
The Department of Public Health has updated guidelines for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos.

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New Hope From Gilead
The company has gotten emergency FDA approval for a new drug to treat COVID-19.

Image caption: <p>The warning system was developed by the California Office of Emergency Services, U.S. Geological Survey, UC Berkeley and Caltech.</p>
Quake Early Warning App Drops
Statewide system launches on 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake,


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