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CALmatters is a Sacramento-based nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California's state Capitol works and why it matters. It works with more than 130 media partners throughout the state that have long, deep relationships with their local audiences, including Embarcadero Media (publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice, Pleasanton Weekly and The Almanac in Menlo Park and their websites.)

Here are the most recent stories reported by CALmatters' team of journalists:


¿Cuánto cambiará el poder político con la redistribución de distritos en California?

EN RESUMEN La comisión de redistribución de distritos de los ciudadanos de California está diseñada para no ser partidista, pero sus mapas legislativos y legislativos finales podrían cambiar la política de los partidos. Esta semana, la comisión está revisando muchos comentarios públicos y considerando posibles cambios. Read this article in English. La redistribución de distritos no […]

Wed, Dec 1, 2021 3:20 pm
First US omicron infection found in San Francisco

California will increase COVID-19 testing of some airport travelers after a passenger flying to San Francisco International Airport from South Africa was identified as the first known case of the omicron variant in the United States. The California Department of Public Health announced today that travelers arriving from countries identified by the Centers for Disease […]

Wed, Dec 1, 2021 12:20 pm
California scores gun control victory — for now

As California tries to crack down on crime, it secured a sizable victory for its strict gun control laws on Tuesday. That’s when a federal appeals court reinstated California’s bans on the sale and possession of high-capacity magazines that can funnel more than 10 rounds of ammunition into a single firearm. The 7-4 ruling from […]

Wed, Dec 1, 2021 5:40 am
How much will California redistricting shift political power?

California's citizens redistricting commission is designed to be nonpartisan, but its final congressional and legislative maps could change party politics. This week, the commission is reviewing lots of public comments and considering potential changes.

Wed, Dec 1, 2021 5:30 am
California gun law headed to Supreme Court?

California's ban on firearms magazines holding more than 10 rounds has been upheld by a federal appeals court - but the U.S. Supreme Court may have the last word.

Wed, Dec 1, 2021 12:01 am
$500 al mes sin ataduras: el último programa de ingresos garantizados del Área de la Bahía

Read this article in English.   Este mes, South San Francisco envió los primeros cheques mensuales de $500 a alrededor de 150 familias de bajos ingresos para gastarlos como mejor les parezca. South San Francisco es la última ciudad del Área de la Bahía en lanzar un programa piloto de ingresos garantizados, en el que los participantes […]

Tue, Nov 30, 2021 1:54 pm
Opinión: La sequía está teniendo tremendos impactos en la agricultura de California

EN RESUMEN La grave y prolongada sequía de California está teniendo impactos graves y a largo plazo, en la industria agrícola de California, la más grande del país. Read this article in English.  Mientras California experimenta un segundo año de sequía, sin que haya un final a la vista, los efectos en la industria agrícola más […]

Tue, Nov 30, 2021 1:16 pm

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