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Silicon Valley Readies for Low-Simitian House Race Recount — but How Does It Work?
Election officials in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are recounting ballots in the 16th Congressional District race, which could break a tie between Evan Low and Joe Simitian.

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Calvin Keys, Widely Loved Jazz Guitarist With Endless Soul, Dies at 82
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Tesla to Lay Off 10% of Workforce Amid Sluggish Sales
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Feds Abruptly Close East Bay Women’s Prison Following Sexual Abuse Scandals
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Protesters Shut Down I-880 Freeway in Oakland as Part of 'Economic Blockade' for Gaza
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Half Moon Bay Prepares to Break Ground on Farmworker Housing
California Requires Solar Panels on New Homes. Should Wildfire Victims Get a Break?
As California Seeks to Legalize Psychedelics for Therapy, Oregon Provides Key Lessons
Is It Time for an Essential California Energy Code to Get a Climate Edit?
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Calvin Keys, Widely Loved Jazz Guitarist With Endless Soul, Dies at 82
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BAMPFA’s Great Migration Show Brings Nuance to a History Shared by Millions
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You Can Get Free Ice Cream on Tuesday — No Catch
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Housing Affordability

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.

California Requires Solar Panels on New Homes. Should Wildfire Victims Get a Break?

A California Republican’s bill would exempt low- and middle-income wildfire victims from solar panels requirements on rebuilt homes that didn’t have them when they burned down.
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San José Leaders Ban Homeless Encampments Near Schools

The new rules also restrict where people living in RVs can park and sleep overnight.

California's $20 Billion Effort to Combat Homelessness Fails to Curb Rising Unhoused Population

Despite allocating about $20 billion to address homelessness in California since 2019, the state experienced a 19% increase in unhoused residents, surpassing 181,000 individuals in 2023. A state auditor reviewed both statewide and San José-specific spending.

Immigration

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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Judge Questions Border Patrol Stand on Not Being Responsible for Children's Welfare at Migrant Camps

A federal judge said evidence presented by migrant advocacy groups appeared to support the definition of legal custody, which would start a 72-hour limit on how long children can be held without guarantees of safety.

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Calvin Keys, Widely Loved Jazz Guitarist With Endless Soul, Dies at 82

The stylish Oakland guitarist, remembered as innovative and generous, played with dozens of jazz greats.
Several people wearing backpacks walk into a building that says "Tesla" on the front.

Tesla to Lay Off 10% of Workforce Amid Sluggish Sales

After reporting dismal first-quarter sales, Tesla is planning to lay off about a tenth of its workforce as it tries to cut costs, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Silicon Valley Readies for Low-Simitian House Race Recount — but How Does It Work?

Election officials in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are recounting ballots in the 16th Congressional District race, which could break a tie between Evan Low and Joe Simitian.

Feds Abruptly Close East Bay Women’s Prison Following Sexual Abuse Scandals

The closure comes after a judge ordered independent third-party oversight for the scandal-plagued prison.

Protesters Shut Down I-880 Freeway in Oakland as Part of 'Economic Blockade' for Gaza

Related actions are planned throughout the Bay Area on Monday, including in San Francisco and Fremont.

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.

Forced Sterilization Survivors Undertake Own Healing After Feeling 'Silenced Again' by State

A law required California to involve survivors in memorializing the state's history of forced sterilization. Survivors say that didn’t happen — so they undertook their own project of healing.

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