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California Forever Ballot Measure Qualifies for Solano Ballot

06/11/2024

On June 11, Solano County elections officials announced the verification of necessary signatures for the California Forever sponsored initiative to amend the county General Plan to be on the November ballot.

Grant Awarded to Milpitas Unified School District

06/08/2024

The Milpitas Unified School District received a Golden State Pathways Program grant of $820,00 to help prepare high school students to enter the workforce.

Peregrine Falcons Rescued in San Jose

06/08/2024

Wildlife rescuers responded whena young peregrine falcon fell from its nest and another got stuck in an alcove at San Jose City Hall.

CalMatters Hosts Big Ideas Festival

06/07/2024

The two-day CalMatters Ideas Festival wrapped on June 6 with more than a dozen events examining critical policy issues impacting the lives of millions of Californians.

Sports Complex Unveiled as Part of California Forever

06/07/2024

A rendering for a Solano Sports Complex development with facilities for baseball, basketball, football, swimming, tennis, volleyball, pickleball and other sports was released as part of the California Forever project in east Solano County.

New Library Advances in Sunnyvale

06/07/2024

The Sunnyvale City Council approved $23 million to move forward with construction of a new library in Lakewood Park.

Mountain Lion Reported in San Jose

06/07/2024

A mountain lion sighting was reported near Happy Hollow Park and Zoo and Kelley Park on Senter Road in San Jose on June 6.

The Future for California Workers Is Apprenticeships

06/06/2024

A panel of labor experts at the CalMatters Ideas Festival say California workers should have more access to more apprenticeships that pay more. Barriers still exist, especially for women and low-income Californians.

How Best to Reduce California Homelessness?

06/06/2024

A panel at the CalMatters Ideas Festival debates how to reduce homelessness without punishing poverty. There’s worry about a potential $1 billion cut in state funding.

Land Trust Announces Opposition to California Forever

06/06/2024

On June 6, the Solano Land Trust announced its opposition to the California Forever project to build a new community housing up to 400,000 people in the county.

The California Maternity Wards That Are Staying Open

06/06/2024

Over the last decade, nearly 50 maternity wards have closed across California, with more than half shutting down in just the last four years.

Groundbreaking Celebrated for Eastridge Light-Rail Extension

06/06/2024

A ground-breaking on June 8 marks the beginning of construction for the Valley Transportation Agency Eastridge light-rail extension and connection to BART.

California Seeks a More Resilient Water Supply as Familiar Sides Battle for Access

06/05/2024

A new study, conducted by researchers at three University of California campuses, projects that a combination of factors will reduce California’s water supply by up to 9 million acre-feet a year.

A Look at Police dispatches to Schools

06/05/2024

EdSource reports that police are dispatched thousands of times per school day across California.

Los Gatos Approves Annual Budget

06/05/2024

In its June 4 meeting, the Los Gatos Town Council approved a balanced annual budget.

New Reservoir Project Advances

06/05/2024

The $4.5 billion Sites Reservoir project is advancing after a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by environmental groups.

San Jose Approves Rate Increase

06/05/2024

In its June 4 meeting, the San Jose City Council yesterday approved a rate increase for drinking and wastewater services for some local residents and businesses.

Why CA Families Are Getting a Tax Surprise for Health Care

06/04/2024

For families seeking affordable health insurance, the state’s health insurance marketplace, Covered California, can provide major relief. But if they’re not careful, they can get hit by an unexpected federal tax bill.

California Homelessness Funding Is on the Chopping Block. Will It Make the Final Budget?

06/04/2024

It’s the billion-dollar question. That’s how much cities and other local governments have been receiving from the state each year to deal with California's ever-increasing population of homeless people.

California Made It Easier to Vote, but Some With Disabilities Still Face Barriers

06/04/2024

California is hailed as a national leader for voting access. But visually impaired voters and their advocates say they still face unnecessary barriers, despite bills and lawsuits. Some election officials raise security concerns.

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