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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:

California lawmakers OK Newsom plan that could someday cap oil industry profits

From CalMatters’ politics reporter Alexei Koseff: The California Assembly handed Gov. Gavin Newsom a long-awaited win on Monday, approving his revised proposal to punish alleged price gouging by oil companies and sending the measure to his desk for a signature, nearly six months after he first called on state lawmakers to take action on record […]

Tue, Mar 28, 2023 5:00 am
California celebrates diversity, but also confronts hate

In some ways, there are two Californias.  Depending on your values and political views, the state is either a bastion of diversity and inclusion, or a treacherous place for minorities and marginalized groups. On one side, many in California embrace its diversity with open arms. Today, advocates and lawmakers will kick off the Transgender Week […]

Mon, Mar 27, 2023 5:00 am
California rescinde su objetivo del 15% de conservación de agua a medida que se acerca otra tormenta

EN RESUMEN California finalizó su objetivo estatal voluntario, lo que provocó la preocupación de los expertos de que muchos suministros de agua siguen agotados. Otras medidas de sequía siguen vigentes. Read this article in English. Con la Sierra Nevada cubierta de nieve, grandes extensiones del Valle Central bajo el agua y muchos californianos cansados ​​de […]

Fri, Mar 24, 2023 5:33 am

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