The Sacramento City Council voted 8-1 to give City Manager Howard Chan a 7.5 percent raise, which will increase his base salary from $372,700 to $400,652. It’s the second time the council has given Chan a raise in a year and a half.(Nov. 2, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
The Bay Area has long been on the forefront of recycling. What can other city agencies learn from how Oakland, for example—with one of the most diverse Bay Area populations—created outreach campaigns that work?(Nov. 2, 2022) → Read the full Sacramento News and Review report
For years, consumer advocates and some legislators have been battling to rein in escalating health care costs. Now the state has created a new agency to limit future growth in health care costs — and it will have the power …
California's government was born out of utter chaos. Here's how the state developed some sort of order to the way it operates, and how it makes and enforces laws.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has won three gubernatorial elections with historic support. He should use his popularity to unite constituencies and improve some of California’s intractable problems.
California is full of places and communities, but most are not cities. Here's what it takes for a community to become a city, the benefits of being one—and why the state has a 'de facto moratorium' on new cities.
Elon Musk says he plans to make Twitter a haven for 'free speech,' but a look at his list of investors suggests that the world's richest person may have other reasons for purchasing the highly influential social media platform.
California has some of the worst economic inequality in the United States. Is the housing crisis a cause?
California’s governor is spending more time and money on two ballot measures and a possible presidential run than his own reelection campaign.
California will likely reject legal sports betting, despite being the state with the most pro sports franchises and the biggest potential gambling market.
Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel, yet it is the source of 40 percent of the world's energy. California remains an exception to coal industry dominance, using and producing less coal that almost any other state.
Oil aka petroleum holds a tighter grip on California than any other energy source. Here's how Big Oil came to dominate the state and world economy, and some hints at how oil's grip may finally loosen.