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San Francisco Set to Apologize to Black Residents for ‘Systemic Racism’

02/16/2024

Members of the board gathered to put forward a resolution that takes responsibility for the history of discrimination against Black San Franciscans.

Why Adopting Sports Gambling in California Has to Involve Tribes

02/15/2024

When and if California legalizes sports gambling, the policy should honor the laws established in partnership with tribes decades ago, says Assemblyman James Ramos.

Faceoff Between Anthem Blue Cross, UC Health Shows Hazards of Industry Consolidation

02/15/2024

For weeks, Anthem Blue Cross enrollees who receive health care from the University of California were in suspense, as the health system and one of its largest insurance partners struggled to reach a new contract.

Research: Immigration Enforcement Hinders Education; Schools Offer Support

02/15/2024

Immigration enforcement lowers students’ ability to succeed academically and negatively affects their overall learning experience.

California Tightens Rules on Worker Exposure to Poisonous Lead

02/15/2024

For the first time in decades, California is tightening its rules on workplace exposure to lead, a poisonous metal that can wreak havoc throughout the body.

Business, Labor Fight Over California Law Few Know About

02/15/2024

Coalitions on opposite sides put out competing studies on the little-known Private Attorneys General Act, which allows employees to file class-action lawsuits over some labor law violations.

Beekeeper Offers $100,000 Reward in Brazen Fresno Beehive Thefts

02/14/2024

Commercial beekeeper Andrew Strehlow estimates he’s had 1,000 hives stolen over the years. The latest theft, of 96 hives from a Fresno County orchard, was his last straw.

California EV Sales Are Falling. Is It Just Temporary, or a Threat to State Climate Goals?

02/14/2024

California electric vehicle sales dropped significantly in the last half of 2023, raising questions about the state’s ability to phase out gas-powered cars.

Arts Education Takes Flight Outdoors in Mariposa County

02/14/2024

Teachers and students tap into a native tradition in which art and nature have always been inextricably linked.

Academic Rigor Versus Cultural Relevance Is a False Choice

02/14/2024

By reframing them as mutually reinforcing rather than mutually exclusive, we can transform education for every child.

All This Rain Could Invite Mosquitoes Into Your Backyard

02/14/2024

While temperatures aren’t warm enough for mosquitoes to run rampant, now’s the time to prevent breeding grounds.

Cargo Traffic Jumped at L.A. and Long Beach Ports in January

02/14/2024

The San Pedro ports had a busy January as they rebounded from last year’s labor troubles and picked up cargo redirected because of Suez and Panama canal troubles.

Central California Is Battling a Unique, ‘Growing’ Crime Problem

02/13/2024

Beehives, tractors and more are getting stolen from farmers.

Robocalls, Ringless Voicemails and AI: Real Estate Enters the Age of Automation

02/13/2024

As agents hunt for business in Southern California's slow real estate market, some are trying out new ways of tracking down leads. Others are quitting the industry.

New Eligibility Rules Mean Nearly 2 Million on Medi-Cal Can Now Save for a Rainy Day

02/13/2024

Nearly 2 million Medi-Cal enrollees can now accumulate savings and property without limitations and still qualify for the state's health insurance program for low-income residents.

Thousands of Californians Got a Shot at Better Careers Through This Program

02/13/2024

Officials want to prepare more Californians for good jobs, and the state has spent roughly $370 million on workforce programs. But the results are mixed.

New California Teaching Standards Increase Focus on Family Engagement, Social-Emotional Learning

02/12/2024

The state is to implement long-awaited new guidelines in 2025 despite some calls for a year’s delay.

Bill Package Takes Aim at AI and Elections

02/12/2024

A suite of five bills introduced this weeks seeks to protect election integrity from bad actors using AI, especially on social media.

She Opened a Business to Deliver Babies. California Policies Drove Her Out of the Country

02/11/2024

Midwives provide many of the same services as doctors in low-risk pregnancies. A new UCSF study highlights obstacles they face doing business in California, especially when serving patients with Medi-Cal insurance.

A Record Amount Went to Lobbying California’s Government. Who Were the Biggest Spenders?

02/11/2024

Companies and organizations spent more than $480 million on lobbyists who sought to influence the Legislature, the governor’s office and state agencies.

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