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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:


California’s homeless crisis all too often is a health crisis

Coley King, Venice Family Clinic, For those of us on the front lines delivering this care to people experiencing homelessness, we see that Los Angeles County and California are confronting more than just a homeless crisis. We are in the midst of a health care crisis.

Sun, Sep 15, 2019 8:00 am
California still No. 1 in poverty

Once again, California poverty ranks number one in the nation due partly to high costs for essentials like housing, gas and electricity.

Sun, Sep 15, 2019 12:01 am
Seeking to help people at greatest risk from climate change

Amee Raval and Sona Mohnot, Asian Pacific Environmental Network and Greenlining Institute: Simply put: climate change acts as a threat multiplier that magnifies differences in income, race, health, zip codes, immigration status, housing, and other factors that determine whether a community can access the resources needed to cope and recover from climate disasters.

Fri, Sep 13, 2019 8:00 am
Senate Bill 1 will lead to conflict. There is a better way to end California’s water wars

Jennifer Pierre, State Water Contractors: California needs to reshape how it manages the rivers of the Sierra Nevada and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta by providing more water for the environment, more restoration, more funding and more collaborative science. That can happen through voluntary partnerships, not Senate Bill 1, which seeks to tap into public sentiment against President Trump without solving California’s water war.

Fri, Sep 13, 2019 3:29 am

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