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:
California’s initial vaccine rollout was “slow — we were last.” The current numbers on vaccine equity “look awful.” The fact that so many children are still not able to attend in-person school is having “a significant impact, developmentally, mentally and emotionally.” California’s first surgeon general, Nadine Burke Harris, didn’t flinch from acknowledging the challenges the […]Fri, Feb 26, 2021 4:38 pm
In mid-January, science education professor Al Schademan received one of around 2,000 emails sent to faculty, student employees and essential staff at California State University, Chico. The email contained a surprise for Schademan: He would be among the first higher education employees in California to gain coveted access to the coronavirus vaccine. Within a couple […]Fri, Feb 26, 2021 3:49 pm
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It is imperative that California update its requirements related to COVID-19 for employers and move forward on employer vaccination requirements.Fri, Feb 26, 2021 5:30 am
Amid a confusing tangle of power, it’s hard to figure out who’s responsible for whether California kids will get back in their classrooms. Let's sort that out.Fri, Feb 26, 2021 5:30 am
After the statue of Junipero Serra had been removed, I began praying a rosary at that spot with others from Catholic parishes in the area.Fri, Feb 26, 2021 5:25 am
Valley residents have waited more than a decade for the end of burns at vineyards and groves that spew smoke. Several board members pushed for quicker action, but the board voted to grant four more years.Thu, Feb 25, 2021 3:32 pm
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