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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:

Register now: The Post-COVID Future of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated job displacement and unemployment trends — precipitated by advancements in technology and automation. Although these disruptive forces impacting the workforce are not new, they do exacerbate long standing social inequities embedded in our pre-COVID economic landscape. CalMatters and the Milken Institute are hosting a discussion to reimagine traditional economic development approaches that prioritize […]

Mon, Apr 19, 2021 1:19 pm
Comentario: California se invierte, ahora cierra prisiones

California triplicó el número de sus prisiones durante las décadas de 1980 y 1990, pero ahora, a medida que la población de reclusos disminuye, está comenzando a cerrar algunas instalaciones más antiguas.

Mon, Apr 19, 2021 4:09 am
California reverses, now shutting prisons

California tripled the number of its prisons during the 1980s and 1990s, but now, as inmate populations drop, it's beginning to shut down some older facilities.

Mon, Apr 19, 2021 12:01 am
A reminder about supplies and demands

Californians should remember that having abundant goods and services requires raw materials and industrial processing.

Sun, Apr 18, 2021 12:01 am
Podcast: Will California’s wildfire prevention efforts be enough?

California is facing a drought again. Governor Gavin Newsom prepared for wildfire season by signing a deal to set aside $536 million for prevention efforts, including forest health maintenance and fuel breaks. CalMatters’ Emily Hoeven helps review the deal, which some critics say isn’t enough to fix California’s severe and worsening wildfires.  And nearly 40,000 […]

Fri, Apr 16, 2021 5:46 pm

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2021 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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