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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:


Why must California invest in electric vehicles? There are billions of reasons

David Roland-Holst, UC Berkeley, and F. Noel Perry, Next10.org: Every step we can take to put more EVs on the roads offers potential benefits to all Californians. We can cut emissions, combat climate change, and clean up our air—but only if we’re prepared to save money and help create equitable access to clean cars in the process.

Tue, Jan 28, 2020 4:00 am
Michael Bloomberg’s climate plan is not just campaign rhetoric

Mary Nichols, California Air Resources Board: I will not endorse a candidate in the presidential primary. Whatever you may think of his candidacy or his positions on issues across the full range of concerns a president needs to address, the reality is that Mike Bloomberg is the only candidate who has developed, advocated and implemented a successful program to cut greenhouse gases.

Mon, Jan 27, 2020 3:29 am
The pardon power, for good or ill

Pardons of felons by presidents and governors have a tortured history, and Gavin Newsom has an opportunity to add a chapter.

Mon, Jan 27, 2020 12:01 am
Cow burps aren’t the problem. Bad herd management is

Eric Firpo, In Season Market and Nursery, Stockton: Cows belch. They overgraze. Grasslands die. Desertification spreads. Temperatures rise worldwide. Destruction of civilization inevitably follows. What’s much less understood is that exactly the opposite is true.

Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:00 am
California’s big educational dilemma

California's schools are supposed to be educating nearly 6 million kids, but have educational and financial problems galore. Will they be fixed?

Sun, Jan 26, 2020 12:01 am

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