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California Forever Releases Water Plan, but There Are Still Some Questions
Water remains one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the billionaire-backed initiative to build a city on what is currently Solano County farmland. The company behind the project has released its plan, but experts said some key details are missing.

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How Music Education Sharpens the Brain, Tunes Us Up for Life
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‘If It Happened to Me, It’s Happening to Other People’: A California Woman Says CVS Refused to Fill Her Abortion Pill Prescription
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Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao Breaks Silence After FBI Raids, Refusing to Step Down
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'This Is Where My People Are': A Queer Person's Journey to the Bay
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Howan: 'Old Head'
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Some San Francisco Police, Fire Stations Are Flawed and Vulnerable to Flooding, Report Says
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In Small-Town Sebastopol, a Big Exhibition of ‘Reverberations’
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Housing Affordability

Sheep grazing green grass with farm equipment.

California Forever Releases Water Plan, but There Are Still Some Questions

Water remains one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the billionaire-backed initiative to build a city on what is currently Solano County farmland. The company behind the project has released its plan, but experts said some key details are missing.

California Realtor Group Won't Fight Affordable Housing Measure — for a Price

The California Association of Realtors agrees not to oppose a constitutional amendment to reduce the voter approval threshold for housing bonds. In exchange, the measure will not apply to single-family homes. Some housing advocates are angry about the carve-out.
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These Cities Are Using a Controversial New Tactic to Sidestep California Housing Laws

A recent court ruling exempted five charter cities from a controversial housing law. That’s given anti-density advocates across California an idea, while legal experts are skeptical that the ruling will hold.

San Francisco Lawmakers Want Sober Housing to Be Part of Homelessness Plan

The proposed legislation would require the city to create more drug-free recovery housing in its push to provide permanent housing for the homeless population.

Immigration

What to Expect When Enrolling Your Child in Transitional Kindergarten

California is making transitional kindergarten available to all 4-year-olds. So what is it, and how do you know if it’s right for your child and your family?
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California Teacher Shortage Hinders Transitional Kindergarten and Bilingual Education Goals

It’s uncertain whether California will have enough teachers to meet its ambitious goals of providing transitional kindergarten to all 4-year-olds and increasing bilingual education for dual language learners.

Are Democrats Losing Their Edge With Latino Voters as Biden Closes the Border?

Newsom Faces Backlash for Plan to Cut In-Home Care for Undocumented Disabled Adults

Gov. Gavin Newsom faces criticism for proposing to cut a Medicaid benefit that provides in-home caregivers for some disabled immigrants. Advocates feel betrayed, but Newsom argues the budget requires difficult decisions.

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Sheep grazing green grass with farm equipment.

California Forever Releases Water Plan, but There Are Still Some Questions

Water remains one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the billionaire-backed initiative to build a city on what is currently Solano County farmland. The company behind the project has released its plan, but experts said some key details are missing.

How Music Education Sharpens the Brain, Tunes Us Up for Life

Early music experiences may impart a lifelong neuroplasticity that boosts cognition, experts say.
A young woman in a blue shirt and white pants sits on the foot of a bed.

‘If It Happened to Me, It’s Happening to Other People’: A California Woman Says CVS Refused to Fill Her Abortion Pill Prescription

California has greatly expanded protections for abortion care since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. However, enforcing the laws can be complicated, and some providers are confused about what’s required of them.

Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao Breaks Silence After FBI Raids, Refusing to Step Down

Mayor Sheng Thao said she ‘will not be threatened out of this office’ in her first public appearance since her home was raided by federal agents last week.

'This Is Where My People Are': A Queer Person's Journey to the Bay

For many queer people, the Bay Area is seen as a place of safety and community. This Pride month, we hear the story of one queer person’s journey to the Bay, in their own words.
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Howan: 'Old Head'

In this episode of the Sunday Music Drop, San Jose-based indie rock band Howan shares their song "Old Head" and talk about writing and performing all of their songs in Mandarin.

California Realtor Group Won't Fight Affordable Housing Measure — for a Price

The California Association of Realtors agrees not to oppose a constitutional amendment to reduce the voter approval threshold for housing bonds. In exchange, the measure will not apply to single-family homes. Some housing advocates are angry about the carve-out.

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