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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:


State auditor’s office has been on a roll

California's auditor, Elaine Howle, has been on a roll, revealing politically embarrassing facts about state government agencies and programs.

Sun, Feb 28, 2021 12:01 am
‘I feel your frustration’: In podcast, state surgeon general gets personal about pandemic

California’s initial vaccine rollout was “slow — we were last.” The current numbers on vaccine equity “look awful.” The fact that so many children are still not able to attend in-person school is having “a significant impact, developmentally, mentally and emotionally.” California’s first surgeon general, Nadine Burke Harris, didn’t flinch from acknowledging the challenges the […]

Fri, Feb 26, 2021 4:38 pm
California colleges slowly begin vaccinating faculty, students — but likely won’t require immunization

In mid-January, science education professor Al Schademan received one of around 2,000 emails sent to faculty, student employees and essential staff at California State University, Chico. The email contained a surprise for Schademan: He would be among the first higher education employees in California to gain coveted access to the coronavirus vaccine.  Within a couple […]

Fri, Feb 26, 2021 3:49 pm

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