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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:


How election officials fought fiction with fact

Pet videos populate Facebook all the time, but one posted during this frenzied election season stood out: A service dog named Maggie Magoo had voted by mail in Santa Cruz, its owner said. Not just that, the owner claimed Maggie was registered to vote using her microchip number as a social security number.  The story, […]

Wed, Dec 2, 2020 4:16 pm
With Barrett on Supreme Court, California’s church COVID limits in legal jeopardy

Lea este artículo en español. As Gov. Gavin Newsom prepares fresh restrictions on mingling to combat climbing coronavirus cases, he has another hurdle to overcome: the increasingly conservative United States Supreme Court. Last week the nation’s highest court, joined by its newest justice, Amy Coney Barrett, slapped down rules in New York state that curtailed religious […]

Wed, Dec 2, 2020 1:43 pm
Con Barrett en la Corte Suprema, los límites de COVID en las iglesias de California están en peligro legal

Read this article in English.     Mientras el gobernador Gavin Newsom prepara nuevas restricciones con respecto a las reuniones para combatir la escalada de casos de coronavirus, tiene otro obstáculo que superar: la cada vez más conservadora Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos. La semana pasada, el tribunal más alto de la nación, junto con su juez más reciente, […]

Wed, Dec 2, 2020 3:58 am

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