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Sacramento State Faculty Join Rolling Statewide Strike on Dec. 7


On a fall day taken straight from the pages of a Sacramento State brochure, a bright red table bearing the letters CFA—California Faculty Association—joined the foliage decorating the university’s library quad.

President Biden Names Silicon Valley Woman to White House African Diaspora Council


African Diaspora Network founder Almaz Negash has championed investment in businesspersons, entrepreneurs, and innovators of African descent for 13 years. Now she is set to do similar work for the Biden administration.

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In the wake of 2020’s tele-work boom, Sacramento commute times remain at a ten-year low

By Aya Mikbel and Grace Weber Following the pandemic, Sacramento workers continue to be on the road less – many still working remotely – a...

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As public support for unions grows, U.S. laws still favor employers

The laws that helped pull unionization down to near 10% remain on the books — but six out of 10 U.S. adults now say declining...

Image caption: Adventist Health recently backed out of an agreement to take over the closed Madera Community Hospital.
Bankrupt Hospital Still Closed Despite State Bailout Vote

Earlier this year, the state created a loan program meant to help struggling hospitals stay afloat and to help reopen Madera County’s only hospital. Almost a year after its closure, Madera continues its search for a buyer or partner.

Image caption: Tens of thousands of Californians depended on state help to pay rent through the pandemic. Now the state is letting them down.
COVID Rent Relief Delays: 70,000 Households at Risk of Eviction

More than 70,000 households who needed and applied for state aid to pay their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic by the March 2022 deadline still have their applications listed as "pending." Now they could be evicted from their homes.

Image caption: University presidents across the Cal State system have seen their pay rise substantially as compared to faculty members.
Cal State Presidents Enjoyed 43% Pay Raise From 2007 to 2022

Mildred García, the new Cal State chancellor, is earning a total compensation of nearly $1 million. Meanwhile, university president pay has increased at a greater rate than that of faculty, who are preparing to strike in early December, and the …

Image caption: Cal State Sacramento is one of four universities where members of the faculty union plan to walk out.
Cal State Profs Plan Walkout in Fight for 12 Percent Pay Hike

Cal State officials offered a 5 percent increase for each of the next 3 years, though the raises are not guaranteed. The union plans strikes at four campuses.

Image caption: Ocean waves may be good for more than surfing. They may play a role in reducing California's greenhouse gas emissions.
California Looks to Ocean Waves For New Clean Energy Source

Only a few small demonstration projects off the West Coast have harnessed the power of waves and tides. Costs are high and hurdles are challenging.

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More people than rooms: The ever more crowded conditions of renting in the Sacramento area

By Alesha Blaauw and Chris Woodard Lately renting in Sacramento can often be summed up with one word: "Packed." Housed residents in the Sacramento region...

Image caption: Even as the state has set ambitious clean energy goals, California is once again slashing incentives for rooftop solar power.
California Slashes Rooftop Solar Incentives—Again

The utilities commission reduced payments to apartments, schools and businesses selling solar power to the grid despite a barrage of criticism. Commissioners say it reverses unfair subsidies.

Image caption: A definitive federal report says California’s economy suffers more than almost all states from the effects of climate change.
California Among Top 5 Worst Climate Change States, Report Says

California ranks among the top states suffering economic damage from climate-related disasters. The report describes food shortages, floods, droughts, wildfires, pollution, disease—all linked to climate change.


Owning homes is the primary way the middle class builds wealth, and an option no longer available to most Californians.
Is California’s Housing Crisis Making Inequality Worse?
California has some of the worst economic inequality in the United States. Is housing a cause? Could it be a cure?
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