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Tax Day 2024: From Credits to Extensions, What to Know About Filing
In this guide from NPR's Life Kit, we share six expert tips you should know about filing your taxes.

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At 90, Willie Brown Reflects on His Rise to Top of California Politics
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Eleanor Coppola, Matriarch of a Filmmaking Family, Dies at 87
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If You're a Mixed-Status Student Still Struggling With FAFSA, You Have Options
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As California Seeks to Legalize Psychedelics for Therapy, Oregon Provides Key Lessons
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Stockton Settles $6 Million Lawsuit Over Man's Police Restraint Death
As California Seeks to Legalize Psychedelics for Therapy, Oregon Provides Key Lessons
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Housing Affordability

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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.

After Delays, Vallejo's Homeless Shelter Finally Underway

Vallejo's 125-bed navigation center will provide both shelter and services to help people find permanent housing.
Homes on Treasure Island sit vacant due to radiological cleanup at the site on July 6, 2022.

Audit Finds SF Homeless Housing Provider Misspent Taxpayer Money

While housing units sat empty the nonprofit handed out tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses and promotions.

Immigration

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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.

'They Are at Risk': California Workers May Wait Longer for Heat-Illness Protections

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration withdrew support of new heat-illness protections for indoor workers, which was widely expected to win final approval from California regulators on Thursday.

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Tax Day 2024: From Credits to Extensions, What to Know About Filing

In this guide from NPR's Life Kit, we share six expert tips you should know about filing your taxes.

At 90, Willie Brown Reflects on His Rise to Top of California Politics

Eleanor Coppola, Matriarch of a Filmmaking Family, Dies at 87

The mother to Sofia and Roman Coppola and wife to Francis Ford Coppola died at home in Napa County.
A young woman with dark brown hair stares intently at her computer screen.

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.

As California Seeks to Legalize Psychedelics for Therapy, Oregon Provides Key Lessons

Following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s veto last year, lawmakers hope SB 1012 can finally regulate supervised use of psychedelics in California.

Stockton Settles $6 Million Lawsuit Over Man's Police Restraint Death

Shayne Sutherland died in 2020 after being held face down for about 8 minutes by 2 Stockton Police officers.

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