HOMELESS POLITICS - Gov. Gavin Newsom today unveiled a much anticipated proposal to address a mental health crisis increasingly visible on trash-strewn sidewalks and in cramped jail cells around California.
CALIFORNIA HOMELESS - As she headed to her car after two hours of counting and surveying Sacramento’s homeless population, the state’s top housing official acknowledged there is a long road ahead.
THE DOCTOR IS IN - Once upon a time, L.A. and California were bastions of moderate to conservative citizens who grew their region and state with the understandings of political and forward-thinking paradigms that demanded both vision and pragmatism, and both personal opportunities and personal opportunities.
EDUCATION - Anthony Pritchett, a senior at Nevada Union High, sat nervously at a school board meeting on Tuesday night as angry crowds yelled at each other over a vote to violate state law and lift the mask mandate for its students.
PANDEMIC ANALYSIS - Recessions in California tend to widen the gap between rich and poor.
SILICON VALLEY - The record meltdown of Meta stock earlier this month suggests turbulence in the tech world and a difficult period ahead for the company formerly known as Facebook.
WHAT'S UP WITH CALIFORNIA - Democratic politicians frequently and vehemently express their admiration for and support of what they call “working families,” while contending that rival Republicans lack such empathy.
HOUSING CRISIS - I work and live in California, the poster child of the national housing crisis.
WHAT’S UP IN SACRAMENTO - Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration is very gingerly lifting the restrictions on personal behavior that were imposed to counter the omicron surge of COVID-19 — particularly the requirement to wear masks inside public places.
CALIFORNIA POLITICS - Governor Newsom made a self-imposed pledge to dismantle San Quentin's California's Death Row for good and transfer all of the death row inmates to one of 7 other California state prison facilities and place them in their general prison population.
LABOR VIEW - The question was deceptively simple, California State Controller Betty Yee remembers, yet it arose again and again as she and other leaders pondered the future of the state’s workforce.
BEING OF SERVICE - If you want to serve the people of California, is public office the best place for you?
COMMENTARY - This newly released report examines how the California dream can be restored for California's middle- and working-class families. An excerpt follows:
CAL MATTERS - While it deals with the stubborn COVID-19 pandemic, California is also contending with a smorgasbord of equally resilient social pathologies, including chronic illness, homelessness, poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness and street crime.