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Will Less Homework Stress Make California Students Happier?
A bill from a member of the Legislature’s happiness committee would require schools to develop homework policies that consider the mental and physical strain on students.

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Silicon Valley House Seat Race Gets a Recount
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Writer Mark Leibovich on Newsom, Biden, Trump and the “D.C. Carnival”
Governor Gavin Newsom stands at a podium
3
State Prisons Offset New Inmate Wage Hikes by Cutting Hours for Some Workers
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4
How to Attend a Rally Safely in the Bay Area: Your Rights, Protections and the Police
A young woman with a bullhorn leads protesters on the street holding signs.
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Planned Cal Grant Expansion for Public College Students in Jeopardy Amid Growing State Deficit
Many students, wearing backpacks, walk across a college campus. A banner on a lamppost reads: 'SF State is where I made a better world.'
California’s New 1600-Acre State Park Set to Open This Summer
California Legislators Consider Cracking Down on How Utilities Spend Customers' Money
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When Rivers Caught Fire: A Brief History of Earth Day
The Rainin Foundation Announces Its 2024 Fellows, Receiving $100,000 Each
Ayodele Nzinga stands in front of a photo of herself, a part of the project Story Windows, at PianoFight theater in Oakland on July 19, 2021.
Dorothea Tanning’s Surrealism Invites Us to Sit With Uncertainty
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Prepare to Get Hot and Bothered With Stylish, Synthy Tennis Drama ‘Challengers’
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Housing Affordability

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‘Sweeps Kill’: Bay Area Homeless Advocates Weigh in on Pivotal US Supreme Court Case

The protest came as the High Court on Monday heard oral arguments in the City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Gloria Johnson, a decision that could impact whether cities around the country can remove and punish people for camping on public property if viable shelter options are unavailable.

SF Democratic Party’s Support of Unlimited Housing Could Pressure Mayoral Candidates

The move could prompt mayoral and Board of Supervisors candidates to adjust their housing policies to align with the Democratic County Central Committee's stance for endorsement.

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.

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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An image is seen from a mirror as a child sits down and looks at a laptop.

Will Less Homework Stress Make California Students Happier?

A bill from a member of the Legislature’s happiness committee would require schools to develop homework policies that consider the mental and physical strain on students.
a row of empty voting booths with the word "vote" and an illustration of the American flag

Silicon Valley House Seat Race Gets a Recount

In this episode of The Bay, we talk about the unprecedented tie in California's 16th Congressional district election.
Governor Gavin Newsom stands at a podium

Writer Mark Leibovich on Newsom, Biden, Trump and the “D.C. Carnival”

Incarcerated women in beige outfits work at sewing tables.

State Prisons Offset New Inmate Wage Hikes by Cutting Hours for Some Workers

Starting this month, pay rates will now generally range from $0.16 to $0.74 per hour, double the previous decades-old rate. But many full-time jobs will be cut to half-time.
A young woman with a bullhorn leads protesters on the street holding signs.

How to Attend a Rally Safely in the Bay Area: Your Rights, Protections and the Police

Here are some tips on safety and preparation, should you choose to participate in a protest about a cause you care about.
Many students, wearing backpacks, walk across a college campus. A banner on a lamppost reads: 'SF State is where I made a better world.'

Planned Cal Grant Expansion for Public College Students in Jeopardy Amid Growing State Deficit

Two years ago, state legislators planned to offer the Cal Grant, which fully covers tuition at the University of California and California State University, to 137,000 additional students. But it's unclear if that will happen.
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Bill to Curb California Utilities’ Use of Customer Money Fails to Pass

A crackdown on how California utilities spend customers' money has failed to pass the state Legislature. Investor-owned utilities aren't allowed to use money from customers to pay for things like advertising and lobbying.

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