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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:


Supply chain crisis leaves CA scrambling

Gov. Newsom issued an executive order to help unclog the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, where there is a record backlog of ships.

Thu, Oct 21, 2021 5:40 am
Newsom: Please save water

Good morning, California. It’s Wednesday, October 20. No state restrictions — yet You don’t have to conserve water — but the state would really, really appreciate it if you do. That was the message Gov. Gavin Newsom sent Tuesday when he declared a drought emergency for the entire state of California — a move that […]

Wed, Oct 20, 2021 5:40 am
Riverside beefs up park security to address homelessness

Responding to complaints about homelessness, Riverside is stepping up security across its parks. The police department will assign non-sworn officers, known as specialists, to help the homeless access mental health services. The program will cost $2.4 million the first year and $2 million in future years.

Wed, Oct 20, 2021 5:30 am
The drive to widen the digital divide

The American Legislative Exchange Council and telecoms are working in tandem to ensure consumers in California and the U.S. do not get access to world-class telecommunication services.

Wed, Oct 20, 2021 5:30 am

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