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Burned, Displaced and Fighting Back: A Battle for Reparations in Palm Springs
Negotiations continue over some type of compensation for Black and Latino residents who were burned out of their neighborhood 60 years ago. How the city of Palm Springs chooses to move forward could set a national precedent for reparations.

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San Francisco Giants' Legend Willie Mays Dies At 93
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California School District Finds a Way to Bring Absent Kids Back to Class
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History and Remembrance: How to Celebrate Juneteenth
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In Sunol, a School Board Recall Divides the Town
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Willie Mays Dies at 93
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Housing Affordability

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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.
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6 Months After People’s Park Closure, Many Former Residents and Supporters Struggle to Adjust

Many of the park's former residents and supporters continue to mourn the loss of the park, where UC Berkeley has long sought to build student and low-income housing. Last week, the California Supreme Court said the school could proceed with its construction plans.
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.

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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San Francisco Giants' Legend Willie Mays Dies At 93

Burned, Displaced and Fighting Back: A Battle for Reparations in Palm Springs

Negotiations continue over some type of compensation for Black and Latino residents who were burned out of their neighborhood 60 years ago. How the city of Palm Springs chooses to move forward could set a national precedent for reparations.
Bilingual classroom materials hang on a wall

California School District Finds a Way to Bring Absent Kids Back to Class

To combat chronic absenteeism, one school district in Southern California is turning to technology to positively engage with students and their families.
A group of people dance together on a sunny day.

History and Remembrance: How to Celebrate Juneteenth

For more than one-and-a-half centuries, the Juneteenth holiday has been sacred to many Black communities. Since it was designated a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth has become more universally recognized beyond Black America. There’s a push today for people to see beyond the revelry and learn about Juneteenth’s history.

In Sunol, a School Board Recall Divides the Town

An effort to recall 2 local school board members is underway in the 900-person town of Sunol in Alameda County.

Willie Mays Dies at 93

Considered one of the greatest Major League Baseball players ever, the beloved Giants legend looms large over San Francisco and baseball history.
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California Reparations Task Force Chair on Addressing the Legacy of Slavery, Systemic Racism

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