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Why California Environmentalists Are Divided Over Plan to Change Power Utility Rates
The California Public Utilities Commission will consider a new proposal on May 9 that would change how Californians pay for electricity.

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Why Renaming Oakland's Airport Is a Big Deal
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B. Hamilton: 'Hey Sunshine'
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Angela Davis and Black Student Leaders Talk Social Justice at Alameda High School Event
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Despite California's Investments in Public Preschool, Child Care Challenges Continue
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California Court to Weigh In on Fight Over Transgender Ballot Measure Proposal Language
Homeowners Insurance Market Stretched Even Thinner as 2 More Companies Leave California
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California Requires Solar Panels on New Homes. Should Wildfire Victims Get a Break?
2,000-Year-Old Meat Cauldrons Star in the Asian Art Museum's Newest Exhibit
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The Stud, SF's Oldest Queer Bar, Gears Up for a Grand Reopening

Housing Affordability

How a Pivotal Case on Homelessness Could Redefine Policies in California and the Nation

The US Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday on if it's lawful for local governments to criminalize sleeping outside when shelter space is insufficient, potentially impacting urban policies on homeless encampments.
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California Pet Owners Could Rent Apartments More Easily Under New Bill

AB 2216 would ban blanket no-pets policies and prohibit landlords from charging extra for security deposit and rent for tenants with cats, dogs or other common household animals.

More Than a Year After Shooting, Half Moon Bay is Making Progress on Farmworker Housing

In this episode of The Bay, we learn about Half Moon Bay's efforts to build farmworker housing after last year's mass shooting revealed substandard living conditions.

Homeowners Insurance Market Stretched Even Thinner as 2 More Companies Leave California

Tokio Marine America Insurance Co. and Trans Pacific Insurance Co. together insure around 12,000 homeowners, worsening California's insurance availability crisis.

Immigration

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After Parole, ICE Deported This Refugee Back to a Country He Never Knew

Phoeun You knows what it’s like to be a refugee in the United States, serve prison time for a violent crime, and be deported to a country he never knew.

Half Moon Bay Prepares to Break Ground on Farmworker Housing

Last year’s mass shooting spurred local leaders to act. Dozens of homes for farmworker families should be ready in early 2024, but other projects could take years.
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If You're a Mixed-Status Student Still Struggling With FAFSA, You Have Options

Why are students with undocumented parents particularly affected by the errors plaguing the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA — and what you can do if you’re among them.
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Judge Rules Border Patrol Must Care for Migrant Children Waiting in Camps

As migrants, including children, cross into the US and wait to ask for asylum, they’ve been stuck in makeshift encampments along the California border.

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Why Renaming Oakland's Airport Is a Big Deal

In this episode of The Bay, we talk about the controversial effort to rename Oakland's airport.
A black and white collage of two images. One is a closeup of a man next to a microphone. The other is a man with a beard seated in a studio with a drum symbol in the foreground.

B. Hamilton: 'Hey Sunshine'

In this episode of the Sunday Music Drop, the Oakland-based rock band B. Hamilton shares their song 'Hey Sunshine,' a humorous character study on Elon Musk.

Why California Environmentalists Are Divided Over Plan to Change Power Utility Rates

The California Public Utilities Commission will consider a new proposal on May 9 that would change how Californians pay for electricity.

Angela Davis and Black Student Leaders Talk Social Justice at Alameda High School Event

Black student leaders from Castro Valley and Alameda High Schools hosted the local activist and icon to learn from her legacy as they seek to combat hate speech on their campuses.
A man lies in bed reading a book while his young son sits next to him listening.

Despite California's Investments in Public Preschool, Child Care Challenges Continue

Investments in public preschool have helped many parents through a child care crisis, but some parents say the programs don't work for them.

California Court to Weigh In on Fight Over Transgender Ballot Measure Proposal Language

Proponents of a measure that would require school staff to notify parents if their child asks to change gender identification at schools say Attorney General Rob Bonta released misleading information about the proposal to the public.

Newsom Promises to Get Tough With Local Homeless Programs

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