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These Immigrants are Making Healthcare More Human

Immigrants, already essential  to California healthcare, will  become even more important in the future. Today, one in six medical professionals, and nearly one-third of physicians, are foreign-born, and many are bringing not just their labor but their idea...

Should Google or Your Taxes Help Pay for Local News?

Whose job it is to revive local journalism in California? Our state’s elites have a clear, if dubious answer: themselves. Opinion Joe Mathews Philanthropists and foundations have invested in news nonprofits, like the Voice of San Diego. An...

‘My Children Can’t Buy a House in California Anymore’

This is the third of six columns from Joe Mathews in a series about California housing, struggles, and dreams. (GV Wire Illustration/Alexis DeSha) California is famously a home for abrupt shifts and sudden transformations in culture, lifestyle, and technol...