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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:

California’s child poverty hits coastal Bay Area

More than 27 percent of children in Santa Cruz county live in poverty, the second-highest rate in California. Wages are lower than they are on the other "side of the hill" in the high-cost Bay Area.

Tue, Jul 16, 2019 4:42 pm
Dream Big, Live Small: Why The Van Life Is Taking Hold in California

A growing enclave of millennials is choosing van life as an alternative to a 9-to-5 job and a mortgage. These young professionals —artists, web developers, accountants—want the freedom to explore without the pressure of punching time cards and keeping busy social schedules. 

Sun, Jul 14, 2019 12:58 pm

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