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Oakland Mayor’s Press Chief Resigns After FBI Raids as Turmoil Mounts
Mayor Sheng Thao has also parted ways with the attorney who represented her, who said he did not know in advance about her defiant press conference.

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Housing Affordability

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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.

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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Dry Lightning Sparks Concern as Bay Area Braces for Potential Grass Fires

Weather forecasters report a 15% chance of dry thunderstorms across the region on Tuesday, a day after several lightning-sparked fires in the Sierra foothills.

Oakland Mayor’s Press Chief Resigns After FBI Raids as Turmoil Mounts

Mayor Sheng Thao has also parted ways with the attorney who represented her, who said he did not know in advance about her defiant press conference.
A white man wearing a business suit stands behind a podium with flags on both sides and a state logo above him while gesturing with his left hand.

Here's What You Should Know About California's Budget Deal

Gov. Newsom and legislative leaders announced an agreement to bridge the state budget deficit by dipping into reserves and reducing some spending.

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State Department of Public Health Won't Intervene in Upcoming Closure of East San José Trauma Center

The California Department of Public Health denied a request from a group of state legislators to halt the closure of an East San José trauma center.
People walking on a street that's been closed off to host an event with many white vendor tents lining either side of the street.

At Tenderloin Block Party, a Vision for SF’s Car-Free ‘Pedestrian Oasis’

San Francisco’s summer open-streets events kicked off in the Tenderloin with the soft opening of a new parklet, part of a yearslong plan to transform Golden Gate Avenue.
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.

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