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Help or Else: A Governor's Task Force Suggests Forcing Cities to Take Action Regarding Homelessness—or Get Sued

Help or Else: A Governor's Task Force Suggests Forcing Cities to Take Action Regarding Homelessness—or Get Sued

Jan 16, 2020 14:00  |  Matt Levin and Jackie Botts, CalMatters

Declaring that moral persuasion and economic incentives aren’t working to bring in people from the sidewalks, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s task force on homelessness earlier this week called for a “legally enf...

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Uneven Improvement: The Desert Healthcare District's Expansion Is Leading to Good Things—but a Serious Funding Disparity Needs to Be Addressed

Uneven Improvement: The Desert Healthcare District's Expansion Is Leading to Good Things—but a Serious Funding Disparity Needs to Be Addressed

Jan 15, 2020 18:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Back in October, a mulch fire ignited at the Sun Valley Recycling Center near Thermal, on land owned by the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians. The smoke plagued schools and neighborhoods for sev...

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Speaking With the Speaker: Anthony Rendon Talks About 2020 Priorities, Chad Mayes—and Parenting

Speaking With the Speaker: Anthony Rendon Talks About 2020 Priorities, Chad Mayes—and Parenting

Jan 09, 2020 13:30  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CalMatters

Anthony Rendon arrived feeling a little punchy. At 51, the speaker of the California Assembly is adjusting to life as a new dad—and his 3-month-old baby hadn’t slept well the night before.

“She was up ...

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'We've Lost Our Compass': The State of California Is Ill-Equipped to Deal With Mentally Ill Residents Who Need Treatment

'We've Lost Our Compass': The State of California Is Ill-Equipped to Deal With Mentally Ill Residents Who Need Treatment

Jan 07, 2020 15:30  |  Jocelyn Wiener, CalMatters

The sightings of James Mark Rippee are all over his sisters’ Facebook account.

Someone spotted him sleeping by a furniture store in Vallejo. Someone walked him to a gas station for coffee. Someone pray...

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History, Repeating: After the Assassination of Qassim Suleimani, a Blustering President Could Get a Lot of People Killed—Again

History, Repeating: After the Assassination of Qassim Suleimani, a Blustering President Could Get a Lot of People Killed—Again

Jan 03, 2020 13:15  |  Jeffrey C. Billman

Second verse, same as the first

a little bit louder and a little bit worse.

I was 23 in the run-up to the Iraq invasion—a just-out-of-college reporter for a local newspaper in Florida, part of a generat...

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Eviction Conflict: A Mystery—California Rents Are Way Up, but Eviction Filings Are Way Down

Eviction Conflict: A Mystery—California Rents Are Way Up, but Eviction Filings Are Way Down

Jan 02, 2020 11:30  |  Matt Levin, CalMatters

Shirley Gibson isn’t quite sure how to feel about these numbers.

As directing attorney of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County—which offers legal services to low-income tenants caught between the ...

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Women Required: A Deadline Looms for California's Publicly Traded Companies With All-Male Boards

Women Required: A Deadline Looms for California's Publicly Traded Companies With All-Male Boards

Dec 26, 2019 12:35  |  Martha Groves, CalMatters

For 46 publicly held companies in California with all-male boards, the clock is ticking.

The corporations—including pharmaceutical, financial and software companies that tend to be on the smaller, youn...

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Informed Dissent: William Barr May Be a Bigger Threat to America Than the Man Who Appointed Him

Informed Dissent: William Barr May Be a Bigger Threat to America Than the Man Who Appointed Him

Dec 26, 2019 12:30  |  Jeffrey C. Billman

One of Donald Trump’s few substantive defenses against the allegations that brought about his impeachment last week is that he didn’t try to extort an investigation into Joe Biden and a crackpot DNC s...

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