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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: Please save water

Good morning, California. It’s Wednesday, October 20. No state restrictions — yet You don’t have to conserve water — but the state would really, really appreciate it if you do. That was the message Gov. Gavin Newsom sent Tuesday when he declared a drought emergency for the entire state of California — a move that […]

Wed, Oct 20, 2021 5:40 am
Riverside beefs up park security to address homelessness

Responding to complaints about homelessness, Riverside is stepping up security across its parks. The police department will assign non-sworn officers, known as specialists, to help the homeless access mental health services. The program will cost $2.4 million the first year and $2 million in future years.

Wed, Oct 20, 2021 5:30 am
The drive to widen the digital divide

The American Legislative Exchange Council and telecoms are working in tandem to ensure consumers in California and the U.S. do not get access to world-class telecommunication services.

Wed, Oct 20, 2021 5:30 am
Newsom declares drought emergency across California

Gov. Newsom expands the California drought emergency from 50 counties to statewide, but does not order mandatory water conservation. He did authorize water regulators to ban wasteful water use, such as spraying down public sidewalks.

Tue, Oct 19, 2021 5:29 pm
Newsom declara emergencia por sequía en California

En resumen El gobernador Newsom amplía la emergencia por sequía de California de 50 condados a todo el estado, pero no ordena la conservación obligatoria del agua. Autorizó a los reguladores del agua a prohibir el desperdicio de agua, como rociar las aceras públicas. Read this article in English.   El gobernador Gavin Newsom declaró este martes […]

Tue, Oct 19, 2021 6:39 am
Falta en el menú: Halal, opciones kosher, limitadas en los almuerzos escolares de California

En resumen Si bien el estado es el primero en ofrecer desayuno y almuerzo gratis a todos los estudiantes, las escuelas de California no están obligadas a proporcionar comidas que se adhieran a las creencias religiosas o culturales de los estudiantes. Esto tiene un impacto especialmente grande en los estudiantes musulmanes. Read this article in English.  […]

Tue, Oct 19, 2021 6:34 am
Clean water in California is overdue

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act, it is time for the state to get on track toward ensuring swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters for all Californians.

Tue, Oct 19, 2021 5:30 am

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