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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:

Who buys electric cars in California — and who doesn’t?

Communities with high concentrations of electric cars are affluent, college-educated and at least 75% white and Asian. In contrast, electric cars are almost nonexistent in Black, Latino, low-income and rural communities — revealing the enormous task that California faces electrifying the entire fleet.

Wed, Mar 22, 2023 5:30 am
More pain for California’s forced sterilization patients

Patients who were already victimized once by California’s forced sterilization program — and who are running out of time to claim state compensation — were nearly victimized again. This time, it’s because of a data breach that exposed their personal and medical information. Last December, a researcher looking into the sterilization of thousands of female […]

Wed, Mar 22, 2023 5:00 am
Aumentan los desalojos y los inquilinos en el condado de Los Ángeles buscan ayuda; protecciones terminan este 31 de Marzo

EN RESUMEN Las protecciones de inquilinos del condado de Los Ángeles afectados por la pandemia del Covid-19  vencen el 31 de marzo. Pero los defensores ya predicen un aumento en los desalojos, ya que los propietarios están buscando una recuperación financiera. Read this article in English. Irma Cervantes apenas podía pagar el alquiler mensual de […]

Tue, Mar 21, 2023 5:34 am
How the California Reparations Task Force is crafting its recommendations

As the California Reparations Task Force finalizes its recommendations for the Legislature, a member lays out the committee's guiding principles and how their work aligns with international protocols and the examples set by other countries that provided reparations.

Tue, Mar 21, 2023 5:30 am

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