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Cal Academy Opens New Exhibit Highlighting California's Natural Beauty
The museum said it is the first major exhibit developed in collaboration with Indigenous advisors.

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UCLA's Chancellor Escapes Harsh Criticism in House Hearing
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Advocates for Legalized Psychedelics in California Plan a Ballot Measure Push
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DePape Faces New State Charges, Defense Argues Double Jeopardy
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Academic Workers' Strike Will Roll On as UC's Request for Court Order Is Denied
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Carnaval Putleco Brings a Oaxacan Festival of Colors to the Bay Area
Cal Academy Opens New Exhibit Highlighting California's Natural Beauty
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Advocates for Legalized Psychedelics in California Plan a Ballot Measure Push
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World's Largest Tree Passes Health Test, Even as California's Giant Sequoias Face Growing Climate Threats
Library Exhibit Honors the Prolific Output of an SF Artist and Puppeteer
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‘The Last Murder at the End of the World’ Is a Story of Survival and Memory
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This is Her, Now, in Space: J.Lo Heads to a New Galaxy for AI Love Story in ‘Atlas’
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Housing Affordability

Alameda County District Attorney Sues Farmers Insurance Alleging Unfair Practices

For the second time this year, Pamela Price’s office is taking insurance companies to court for allegedly undervaluing property.
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California Forever Hands Out $500K to Solano Nonprofits Ahead of November Election

The billionaire-backed company is handing out thousands of dollars in funding to 45 Solano County nonprofits. California Forever says the money comes with 'no strings attached.'

Peskin Ballot Measure Aims to Pay Rent for Thousands of Low-Income Households in SF

The proposed amendment to the San Francisco city charter would dedicate millions of dollars a year to expand the Senior Operating Subsidy program.

California Wants Cities to Plan For More Housing. Cities Say the Rules Are Unclear

The state has set strict standards for how cities have to plan for more housing. A new audit seeks to make sure those standards are clear enough for cities to actually follow.

Immigration

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After Months-Long Coma, This Latino Immigrant Worker Is Still Fighting Mysterious Long COVID Symptoms

Construction worker Osbaldo Varilla-Aguilar is still fighting mysterious symptoms after emerging from a 3-month coma and going blind in his left eye. His experience is just one example of the devastating impact that COVID continues to have on Latinx communities in San Francisco.
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'Political Football:' Future Uncertain for Program Reuniting Migrant Families

The little-known Central American Minors program has started, stopped and started again under successive presidential administrations.

Half Moon Bay Farmworker Housing Gains Approval After Push by Newsom

The governor urged the planning commission to approve the 40-unit project, a little over a year after a mass shooting on two farms revealed deplorable conditions for farmworkers.

Key California Ag Giant and United Farm Workers Clash Amid Union-Drive Efforts

In California, a conflict has emerged between the Wonderful Co. and the United Farm Workers over worker organization under a new labor law. Since its enactment, four groups of farm laborers, including those from Wonderful Nurseries in Wasco, have sought to unionize.

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Two people with their backs to the camera look through a glass at items in red square boxes.

Cal Academy Opens New Exhibit Highlighting California's Natural Beauty

The museum said it is the first major exhibit developed in collaboration with Indigenous advisors.

UCLA's Chancellor Escapes Harsh Criticism in House Hearing

Crinkly white mushrooms with brown caps.

Advocates for Legalized Psychedelics in California Plan a Ballot Measure Push

A California bill that aimed to make supervised use of drugs like magic mushrooms, MDMA and others died in the Legislature last week.
A courtroom sketch of a person with long hair holding a hammer in a plastic bag and pointing at another person as a judge and jury watch on.

DePape Faces New State Charges, Defense Argues Double Jeopardy

The man who tried to kidnap Nancy Pelosi and attacked her husband is due in state court starting next week, after he was sentenced in a federal trial.

Academic Workers' Strike Will Roll On as UC's Request for Court Order Is Denied

The California labor board for public employees will not order an end to the UC strike, but the question of its legality is not fully settled.

Carnaval Putleco Brings a Oaxacan Festival of Colors to the Bay Area

Families from all over the Bay Area celebrated the tradition of the Putla Carnaval from their hometown of Putla Villa de Guerrero in Oaxaca, Mexico, with music, dance and elaborate costumes.
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US Representatives Call for Investigation Into Abrupt East Bay Prison Shutdown

Ten US lawmakers sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee this week calling for hearings on the closure of FCI Dublin.

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