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Dan Walters joins CalMatters

Sacramento, CA (June 14, 2017) — Dan Walters, the influential newspaper columnist who for more than 40 years has chronicled the people and politics of California’s state Capitol, is bringing his decades of experience and institutional knowledge to CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it […]

Posted inWhatMatters

Will California pay reparations to descendants of enslaved people?

CalMatters is dedicated to explaining how state government impacts our lives. Your support helps us produce journalism that makes a difference. Donate now. Next month, California’s first-in-the-nation reparations task force is set to debate who should be eligible for direct payments proposed as a way to compensate African Americans for slavery and its lingering effects. In a […]

Posted inCalMatters en Español

Sin salida: cómo los pobres quedan varados en hogares de ancianos de California

En resumen En un problema paralelo al ‘abandono’ de pacientes, muchos residentes pobres de hogares de ancianos se encuentran atrapados dentro de las instalaciones y no pueden regresar a casa. Read this article in English.    Bradley Fisher, un mecánico jubilado de 62 años, vivió en un asilo de ancianos del Área de la Bahía durante 14 […]

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A hot and dangerous weekend

Good morning, California. It’s Friday, July 9. Drought + heat + fire A trifecta of troubling conditions is set to collide in California over the weekend. First: drought. With the vast majority of the state gripped by extreme dryness, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked all Californians to voluntarily cut their water use by 15% […]

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Dangerous fire conditions ahead

Good morning, California. It’s Friday, September 25. Incoming: heat wave Another big heat wave is set to blanket California this weekend — bringing with it gusty winds, increased fire risk, unhealthy air quality and potential power shutoffs even as Californians reel from what is already the worst fire season in recorded history. Temperatures could spike […]