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 California got tough on guns
The modern American gun debate began in 1967 in California's Capitol. In the years since, California has enacted more gun control laws than any other state.
Thu, Nov 14, 2019 2:06 pm
California’s new renters’ protection act reflects tenants’ power
R.J. Taggueg and Katherine Nasol, Bulosan Center for Filipinx Studies: In a historic victory for renters and tenants, California will soon become the third state in the country to implement statewide rent cap. The legislation that created the cap is one of the strongest tenant protection laws in the country, and it shows what is possible. This is only the beginning of what tenants can achieve.
Thu, Nov 14, 2019 8:00 am
How does California ever survive?
California "liberals" become Wall Street Journal punching bag. Corporate board gender law to be challenged in court. Goats can save your home from fire.
Thu, Nov 14, 2019 3:30 am
Our laws protect criminal cops
A project by journalists reveals that dozens of California cops who committed serious crimes are still on the job.
Thu, Nov 14, 2019 12:01 am
7 affordable ways to protect your home from wildfires
As wildfires become more frequent and ferocious, state officials recommend that homeowners do more to harden property in high-risk areas. Fireproofing can be pricey, but some solutions are no more expensive than basic home repairs.
Wed, Nov 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Local governments are in distress
Two reports from state Auditor Elaine Howle frame the fiscal distress being felt by many school districts and cities.
Wed, Nov 13, 2019 12:01 am