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Arial view of a residential neighborhood near train tracks in Bell Gardens, East LA County. Photo by J. Emilio Flores, courtesy of Cal State LA

No jobs, no tests, no savings: Southeast LA County hit hard by pandemic

A pedestrian crosses an empty intersection in San Francisco financial district at evening rush hour on May 7, 2020. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

Many believe worst of pandemic yet to come


Dreamers have been political pawns for far too long

California recovery

California needs to create a just and equitable recovery

A woman pushes a cart past the shuttered Fox Theater in downtown Oakland on March 25, 2020. Today it was announced that Alameda, along with five area counties, would extend school closures through May 1 in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

It’s an easy decision to vote against tax increases on commercial property

California Capitol. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

Allowing Legislature to act more secretly