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California Says ICE Detainees Have Labor Rights. They Earn $1 a Day Scrubbing Bathrooms

07/17/2024

California failed to ban private detention centers. Now, it’s focusing on their working conditions, for immigrants who toil for $1 a day.

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.

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Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs Files to Run for California Lieutenant Governor

MICHAEL TUBBS, THE former mayor of Stockton, will run for lieutenant governor in 2026, according to campaign paperwork filed this week.

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San Jose Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Automatic Recounts

After a controversial congressional recount spurred by dark money, one lawmaker is introducing a bill to mandate automatic recounts for statewide elections with tight margins.
Assembly Bill 996, authored by Assemblymember Evan Low, calls for any statewide election with a …

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Five Sacramento Solvers

By Marybeth Bizjak Here at Solving Sacramento, we like to look for the solvers — the people who see what’s wrong in their communities and...

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Folsom Council Gives Sales Tax Measure a Green Light for November Ballot

A special sales tax measure will officially be on the ballot for Folsom voters to decide on, following Tuesday’s Folsom City Council meeting where council members took the next steps to put the option on the ballot for the upcoming …

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Student Protestor Voices on Israel-Gaza-Palestine

In this field-produced, bonus episode, the Moment of Truth team interviews pro-Palestinian, student protestors and campers at encampments at UCSC‘s Quarry Plaza, and at Stanford University, in the courtyard in front of the Stanford campus bookstore—one of the longest-lived encampments …

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25 AAPI Leaders From California

California has been home to many Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have transcended barriers and reshaped society, from education to advocacy, art to sports, politics, and beyond.

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Barbara Leary Announces Run for Folsom City Council Dist. 4

Longtime public servant and dedicated community advocate, Barbara Leary, has officially announced her candidacy for Folsom City Council, representing District 4. With decades of experience in healthcare and local government, Leary aims to continue her work in making Folsom a …

Image caption: As residents continue to exit California, the state’s political power at the national level is at risk.
Updated: California Exodus, Housing and the State's Political Future

The California housing crisis is not only weakening the state politically at the national level, it could shift the political balance in Washington, D.C., as Republican-led states add population while California’s exodus continues.

Image caption: The O Lot Safe Sleeping site at Balboa Park in San Diego on March 22, 2024.
Is San Diego Homeless Camp Ban ‘Successful’?

A new bill would make it illegal for homeless residents to camp in certain places, such as near schools, throughout California. Its authors say such a ban has had great success in San Diego. But a closer look at that …

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California cities switch to more inclusive, district-based elections system.
Voting Rights...the Final Frontier
Pushed by activists, cities move from at-large elections to district races.
There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained
Areas that the county overlooks can form their own local governments.
California continues to work on legislation that would make voting easier.
Voting Rites
And more bills are on the way to help you make your mark on Election Day.
The cycle of crime and homelessness is escalating, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Homelessness and Crime in California: Even More Complex Than You Think
What causes the cycle of homelessness and crime, and how to stop it.
The California Supreme Court has defined the state’s legal and political agenda for more than 170 years.
How the California Supreme Court Blazes Legal Trails
From its beginnings in the Gold Rush, the state Supreme Court continues to define the state today.
Translated from the Greek, “Democracy” means “people power.” How much power do the people have in California?
People Power! What Is Democracy, and How Does It Work in California?
The Goddess of Democracy is alive and well in California, but that hasn’t always been true.
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