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CA Director of Public Health resigns

Good morning, California. It’s Monday, August 10. Second top resignation in two months The director of California’s public health department resigned late Sunday night, less than a week after state officials reported a tech glitch that resulted in an undercount of coronavirus cases and confusion about the scope of infections as the state’s death toll […]

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Watch: The crisis in California mental health

Before the pandemic and recession, California was already struggling with a mental health system widely considered to be dysfunctional. Gov. Gavin Newsom promised “an aggressive agenda to lift California’s approach to mental healthcare into a national model.” What have the pandemic and recession done to this issue and these plans? What are the mental health […]

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Learning to Live with Fire

Things have to change.
 Wildfires, blackouts, angry residents and a furious governor. Californians are grappling with a new and very dangerous “normal” — where there are more wildfires than before and more uncertainty about how the government, utilities and residents deal with them. For many, life can’t continue as it used to. Some are buying […]

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We Solve the California Housing Crisis

It’s time to fix this thing.
 The lack of affordable housing is a drag on the economy and the reason California has America’s worst poverty rate. It’s driving some workers out of state and some into homelessness. For young professionals, it’s just depressing. In this live version of our Gimme Shelter podcast co-hosts Matt Levin of CalMatters […]

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California is a global model for climate policy. Should it be?

Event is SOLD-OUT. This CALmatters PolicyMatters panel discussion will explore the state’s ambitious and experimental policies to reduce greenhouse gases. What’s worked? What hasn’t? And will the policies continue under a new governor and legislature? Our panel will feature representatives from industry, environmental advocacy and government, including the author of California’s landmark climate bill, former […]