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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’s new renters’ protection act reflects tenants’ power

R.J. Taggueg and Katherine Nasol, Bulosan Center for Filipinx Studies: In a historic victory for renters and tenants, California will soon become the third state in the country to implement statewide rent cap. The legislation that created the cap is one of the strongest tenant protection laws in the country, and it shows what is possible. This is only the beginning of what tenants can achieve.

Thu, Nov 14, 2019 8:00 am
How does California ever survive?

California "liberals" become Wall Street Journal punching bag. Corporate board gender law to be challenged in court. Goats can save your home from fire.

Thu, Nov 14, 2019 3:30 am
Our laws protect criminal cops

A project by journalists reveals that dozens of California cops who committed serious crimes are still on the job.

Thu, Nov 14, 2019 12:01 am
7 affordable ways to protect your home from wildfires

As wildfires become more frequent and ferocious, state officials recommend that homeowners do more to harden property in high-risk areas. Fireproofing can be pricey, but some solutions are no more expensive than basic home repairs. 

Wed, Nov 13, 2019 3:01 pm
When San Francisco and L.A. show lower overdose death rates than the rest of the country, it’s time to take notice

Mike Males, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice: The dismal reality is that America stumbles from crisis to crisis, allowing epidemics to soar out of control. If serious researchers can get the politicians, ideologues, and authorities who haven’t had a new idea in 50 years out of the way, perhaps the nation can learn from California’s unexpected trends.

Wed, Nov 13, 2019 8:00 am
Local governments are in distress

Two reports from state Auditor Elaine Howle frame the fiscal distress being felt by many school districts and cities.

Wed, Nov 13, 2019 12:01 am
Watch: Learning to live with fire

Wildfires, blackouts, angry residents and a furious governor. Things have to change in California, but how? Listen to our PolicyMatters discussion.

Tue, Nov 12, 2019 6:51 am

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