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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:

Non-English speakers struggle to file coronavirus unemployment claims

California unemployment applications can only be filed in English or Spanish, leaving a challenge for many residents who speak other languages. Many are new filers who do not understand the application process, lack internet and computer access. Traditional support groups such as nonprofits are also unable to provide in-person help.

Thu, Apr 2, 2020 4:11 pm
Is CA bending the curve enough?

California begins to bend COVID-19 curve, but will it be enough to handle hospital surge? UC drops requirement for SAT, ACT scores. Big recession expected.

Thu, Apr 2, 2020 5:45 am
Three big Democratic clashes in California

Elections between competing factions of Democrats are the most interesting political duels in California, as three examples in Southern California show.

Thu, Apr 2, 2020 12:01 am

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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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