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“Island of the Blue Dolphins” is an influential part of California’s literary history, but it should not be promoted without context.
The opportunity to provide transitional kindergarten to all 4-year-olds will fill a critical equity gap toward accessing early education.
California needs to reexamine policies that prevent retired teachers from returning as substitutes within their first six months of retirement.
A CalMatters series investigates what’s improved and what’s worsened since the last drought — and vividly portrays the impacts on California’s places and people.
I would like to see the state of California really listen to Native voices and ask them to help protect the environment.
A statewide media collaboration to raise awareness about poverty and income inequality through in-depth journalism and community outreach.
An alliance of groups should come together to address the issue of homeownership for marginalized communities.
California needs to maintain its competitive advantage, which will minimize businesses expanding R&D operations elsewhere.
A state program funds communities to help reduce pollution, fight climate change and address community economic needs.
SB 535 would prohibit health care insurers that already cover biomarker testing from requiring prior authorization.
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