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Stories by CALmatters

Sacramento Gave Homeless Camp a Lease as an Experiment. Here’s What Happened.

When Sacramento changed its plan to demolish a homeless encampment on a vacant lot on Colfax Street, instead offering the homeless occupants...

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As PG&E Bills Skyrocket, Will California Lawmakers Hold Anyone Accountable?

Unaffordable housing, high transportation and health care costs – it’s hard enough to get by in California without also worrying about crank...

/ 3 days ago

California Community Colleges Losing Millions to Pell Grant Scammers

They’re called “Pell runners” — after enrolling at a community college they apply for a federal Pell grant, collect as much as $7,400, then ...

/ 5 days ago

California Fast-Food Workers Get Higher Wages, but Which Ones?

California’s higher minimum wage for fast food workers kicks in Monday. But which restaurants have to follow the law is still a moving targe...

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CA Insurance Market ‘in Chaos,’ Says Former Insurance Commissioner. Can Lara Fix It?

With more California homeowners just discovering their insurance policies are getting canceled —  and hundreds of thousands of others stuck ...

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RFK Jr. Picks VP, but Still Isn’t on California Ballot

Presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. chose Oakland to announce his vice presidential pick on Tuesday, so it wasn’t too much of a shock...

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Repealing Prop. 47 is a Misguided Battle Cry. It Won’t Make California Safer.

Fourteen years ago, my younger brother, Vinnie Edwards, was fatally shot as he left football practice at his college. Six years later, anoth...

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How California’s Prized Solution for Methane Gas Is Backfiring on Farmers

Talk to any family farmer and we will tell you: Every year, keeping the business running gets harder. Darvin Bentlage Special to CalMatter...

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Getting Paid to Go to School? California’s Community Colleges Try It Out

■Leah Richardson, a student at Santa Rosa Junior College, is one of the first recipients of the Hire UP program. ■The program pays students ...

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Many Californians Rely on This Farmers Market Program. Newsom Wants to Cut It

■The Market Match program has been a lifeline for low-income Californians since 2010. ■The program faces a threat from proposed budget cuts ...

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Merced Supervisors Accused of ‘Triple Crown Race’ of Failures Amid Talk of Closing Fire Stations

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Teacher Appreciation Week Surprises That Educators Will Love

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A Mission of Mercy, Then a Fatal Strike: How an Aid Convoy in Gaza Became Israel’s Target

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Walberg Era Begins With a Charge to ‘Revolutionize’ Bulldogs Basketball

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California Man Sentenced to 40 Years to Life for Fatal Freeway Shooting of 6-Year-Old Boy

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16 Clovis Students Rewarded With Scholarships for Their Resilience