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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:

Can suicide hotline help CA Native Americans?

From 2018 to 2021, 109 Native Americans took their own lives in California. Can the new national hotline help save some lives? This week in Sacramento, Assemblymember James Ramos, a member of the Serrano/Cahuilla tribe who is the first Native American to be elected to the state Assembly, partnered with Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services […]

Fri, Mar 24, 2023 5:00 am
Newsom’s oil profit penalty passes first test

From CalMatters’ politics reporter Alexei Koseff: Whatever lingering concerns legislative Democrats may have about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recently revised proposal to punish oil companies for high gas prices, they seem ready to pass it anyway — and fast. The bill sailed through its first committee hearing Wednesday, a week after Newsom’s office announced major changes […]

Thu, Mar 23, 2023 5:00 am
Los autos eléctricos son inexistentes en comunidades latinas y afroamericanas; ¿Quiénes son los compradores?

EN RESUMEN Las comunidades con altas concentraciones de autos eléctricos son prósperas, con educación universitaria y al menos 75% con poblaciones de raza blanca y asiática. En contraste, los autos eléctricos son casi inexistentes en las comunidades de raza negra, latina, de bajos ingresos y rurales, lo que revela la enorme tarea que enfrenta California […]

Wed, Mar 22, 2023 5:31 am
California podría reducir su nuevo programa de préstamos hipotecarios diseñado para ayudar a primeros compradores de vivienda

EN RESUMEN El gobernador Newsom quiere gastar $300 millones el primer año, lo que podría ayudar a unos 2,300 compradores. Pero los precios de las viviendas están cayendo y las tasas hipotecarias están aumentando, lo que complica el lanzamiento del programa. Read this article in English. En esta economía, ¿quién tiene suficiente dinero para el […]

Wed, Mar 22, 2023 5:30 am

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