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SF Mayor Candidates Speak to Their Bases and No One Else at 1st Debate
The stakes couldn’t be higher for San Francisco, a city with seemingly intractable problems that have made national headlines.

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Newsom Proposes Cuts to Medi-Cal Amid Budget Deficit
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San Francisco's New License Plate Readers Are Leading to Arrests — and Concerns About Privacy
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Taco Bell, KFC Workers in San José Walk Out Over Hot, Dangerous Conditions
Fast food workers from KFC and Taco Bell march behind a huge red and yellow banner that reads, "San Joe fast food workers." Some demonstrators hold flags and signs.
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VTA Needs Better Project Planning and Oversight, State Auditor Says
A train with "VTA" on the front pulls up to a station.
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California Shows Where Insurers Would Need to Boost Coverage in Fire-Prone Areas
Row and after row of a suburban neighborhood lay in shambles. The homes are no longer intact. The plots are strewn about with debris and char from fire. Naked trees line each street.
California Shows Where Insurers Would Need to Boost Coverage in Fire-Prone Areas
Row and after row of a suburban neighborhood lay in shambles. The homes are no longer intact. The plots are strewn about with debris and char from fire. Naked trees line each street.
California Has a New State Park, and It Is Now Open
San Francisco's Aging Infrastructure Ill-Prepared for Future Flooding, Report Warns
New Ways of Expressing Black Queer Joy In the Church
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Paul Tremblay’s ‘Horror Movie’ Questions the Motivation Behind Evil Acts
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Your Favorite Local Band Member Is Serving You Pizza in the Outer Richmond
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Housing Affordability

Row and after row of a suburban neighborhood lay in shambles. The homes are no longer intact. The plots are strewn about with debris and char from fire. Naked trees line each street.

California Shows Where Insurers Would Need to Boost Coverage in Fire-Prone Areas

New maps are part of California insurance regulators’ plan to address the ongoing crisis in the state’s home insurance market.

San José Council Approves Budget, with 'Historic' Shift in Unhoused Spending

Mayor Matt Mahan celebrated a win for his plan to reduce the number of people living without shelter, while affordable housing advocates blasted the changes to Measure E.
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California Forever's Bid to Build a New City Qualifies for November Ballot

The billionaire-backed plan to start a city from scratch in Solano County submitted enough valid signatures to appear on the ballot. Next, the measure goes to county supervisors.
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Will Budget Shortfall Mean Less Money to Reduce Homelessness?

Immigration

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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.

Major Wage-Theft Claim Backlog Due to Severe Understaffing at California Labor Agency, Audit Finds

The result, according to the audit of the state Labor Commissioner’s Office, is a backlog of 47,000 claims that take six times longer to resolve than the four months set in state law.

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SF Mayor Candidates Speak to Their Bases and No One Else at 1st Debate

The stakes couldn’t be higher for San Francisco, a city with seemingly intractable problems that have made national headlines.

Newsom Proposes Cuts to Medi-Cal Amid Budget Deficit

San Francisco's New License Plate Readers Are Leading to Arrests — and Concerns About Privacy

Police have installed 100 automated license plate readers in the city, and plan to install 300 more.
Fast food workers from KFC and Taco Bell march behind a huge red and yellow banner that reads, "San Joe fast food workers." Some demonstrators hold flags and signs.

Taco Bell, KFC Workers in San José Walk Out Over Hot, Dangerous Conditions

The employees, who also allege their hours were cut after California increased fast-food workers’ minimum wage, walked out ahead of a state board’s vote on workplace heat rules.
A train with "VTA" on the front pulls up to a station.

VTA Needs Better Project Planning and Oversight, State Auditor Says

The report also said the South Bay transit agency needs to better inform its board of directors about key metrics and draft a new strategic plan based on specific performance goals.
Row and after row of a suburban neighborhood lay in shambles. The homes are no longer intact. The plots are strewn about with debris and char from fire. Naked trees line each street.

California Shows Where Insurers Would Need to Boost Coverage in Fire-Prone Areas

New maps are part of California insurance regulators’ plan to address the ongoing crisis in the state’s home insurance market.
A white man wearing a business suit stands at a podium pointing a finger with people standing behind him.

Federal Court Upholds California's Ban on Gun Sales on State Property

Judges at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals distinguished between gun sellers’ Constitutional rights and the government’s authority to decide what kind of commerce takes place on public property.

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