The California Republican Party is holding its semi-annual get-together in Anaheim this weekend. How well do you know the state’s second favorite political party?
Ongoing coverage of this weekend’s semi-annual CA Republican Party convention in Anaheim, CA, featuring Steve Bannon, and a Democratic governor candidate forum on Sunday.
Unlike blue-state California, deeply crimson Louisiana shuns climate talk as it gets on with the task of battling rising seas.
Addressing sea-level rise will cost a staggering sum of public and private money, and will particularly impact the poor and vulnerable. A look at the challenge California faces, and how the state is responding.
How sky-high housing costs make California the poorest state
Sept. 27, 2017
California leads once again in something no state wants to boast about: the highest poverty rate in the country.
It seems like a simple solution. Raise what you pay doctors for treating low-income patients, and they’ll treat more of them. All those waits for appointments and physician shortages that have long plagued the state’s low-income health insurance program—a program that one out of every three Californians now relies on—could be remedied with a simple dose of economics. But in health care, nothing is that simple.
It’s early, but it looks like good news for public health advocates.
For Will Travis, it began 12 years ago, with an eye-opening article in the New Yorker magazine about rising seas and the widespread flooding and dislocation that would bring.
Within California’s gargantuan bureaucracy there is a group of experts that more or less counts the grains of sand on state beaches? Pretty much. The scientists and agency officials work from a statewide ‘sand budget’ that determines the volume of sand that should reside on the beach. These are not people with rakes, bagging the red cups from last night’s party. Or the guys in small tractors smoothing the beach in front of luxury hotels. No, this is the California Coastal Sediment Management Working Group. It figures that in a state where famed beaches are manicured and sand curated, there would be attention paid to movement and disposition of sand itself.
California’s new system for funding public education has pumped tens of billions of extra dollars into struggling schools, but there’s little evidence yet that the investment is helping the most...
Researchers studying California’s new school funding system wish they could track the huge sums of money the state has sent to struggling students, and analyze what districts spent it on. They can’t...
Focus on Fifteen: California’s new funding formula sends more money to schools with foster youth, kids learning English and students from low-income families. To assess how well it’s working, CALmatters examined the 15 largest districts where nine out of 10 kids qualify for extra cash. We scrutinized these school systems to judge the policy’s effectiveness so far because if it’s not working for them, it’s not working where it’s needed most. Below you’ll find more information about the districts and what poverty looks like for each of them.
Across ethnicities and economic status, girls outperform boys on English in standardized tests.
As Sacramento kicks off its yearly scramble to pass a state budget, lawmakers have yet to agree whether one controversial provision will make the cut: an untested $6 billion scheme that the governor...
Nearly a decade removed from the depths of the Great Recession, a staggering 38 percent of California’s 18 to 34-year-olds still live with their parents.
A slow-moving emergency is lapping at California’s shores— climate-driven sea-level rise that experts now predict could elevate the water in coastal areas up to 10 feet in just 70 years.
Rising Seas in California: Climate Central Map
April 24, 2017
Rising Seas: The Series Part 1: California submerging Part 2: Shoring up the state Shifting sands Interactive threat map via Climate Central To explore more on your own: The 2017...
It seems like a simple question: How many African-American boys scored proficient on California’s math test? Go ahead, try to answer it. I’ll wait while you Google. You’ll probably end up here, at...