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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:


Newsom bucks his party on water

To protect delicate water negotiations, Gov. Newsom breaks with Democrats, labor groups and environmentalists on anti-Trump legislation.

Wed, Sep 18, 2019 12:01 am
What San Diego County is doing to prevent suicide by first responders

San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and David Leonhardi, San Diego County Deputy Sheriff’s Association: First responders run toward danger when others are running away. But while first responders are protecting us, who is protecting them? Nationally, more first responders lose their lives to suicide than in the line of duty. San Diego County is trying to help.

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 2:00 pm
Beyond Senate Bill 1: California has a chance to make water history

Jeffrey Kightlinger, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: The Metropolitan Water District opposed Senate Bill 1 because it would have unleashed state-federal litigation, and would have likely brought 13 years of effort to a halt. This was not about the sitting president or any action his administration may or may not take. It was about keeping intact a historic window of opportunity to make generational changes in California water.

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 12:00 pm

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