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CALmatters is a Sacramento-based nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California's state Capitol works and why it matters. It works with more than 130 media partners throughout the state that have long, deep relationships with their local audiences, including Embarcadero Media (publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice, Pleasanton Weekly and The Almanac in Menlo Park and their websites.)

Here are the most recent stories reported by CALmatters' team of journalists:


Alzheimer’s affects us all. Californians need to prepare

María P. Aranda, Governor’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness: As California’s older adult population grows, Alzheimer’s is on pace to increase by more than 29% over the next five years, focusing on this issue now is a statewide imperative. Overcoming stigma and taking the disease head-on as my father did will make the difference.

Sun, Nov 17, 2019 8:00 am
Westlands contract shakes the waterscape

The federal government is poised to give California's huge Westlands Water District a long-sought permanent supply contract, and it's shaking up the state's water picture.

Sun, Nov 17, 2019 12:01 am
Science has identified common threads in school shootings

Vern Pierson, El Dorado County District Attorney: The problem of mass shootings is not simple. An actual solution will not be simple either, but we can mitigate the threat by analyzing the commonality in mass shooters.

Fri, Nov 15, 2019 2:59 pm
How California got tough on guns

The modern American gun debate began in 1967 in California's Capitol. In the years since, California has enacted more gun control laws than any other state.

Thu, Nov 14, 2019 2:06 pm

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