Photo of The Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland

So, Hollywood, Where Is the Oscar Love for Oakland?

The best California movie scene of recent vintage is the opening of the 2018 film Sorry to Bother You. A man and his girlfriend are getting intimate when his apartment suddenly fills with daylight, making their union visible to the people outside on an Oakland...

Face-Off for Governor: Gavin Newsom vs. John Cox

Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom, the candidates for California governor, begin by talking to CALmatters' reporters and editors about how they'd run the Golden State differently from the current of...
California gubernatorial candidate Amanda Renteria

Renteria Wants to Go from Valley to Governor’s Mansion

Amanda Renteria knew that entering the race to be California’s next governor would be challenging, but that’s never stopped her before. Renteria grew up in Woodlake (Tulare County) and still takes pride in being the first female and Hispanic from her school...