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5 Takeaways from the 1st San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Debate
Mark Farrell struggles to name a drag queen, Mayor London Breed leans to the right and Supervisor Aaron Peskin appeals to his progressive base.

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A Berkeley Mother's Memoir Offers a Candid Commentary on the Crisis of Masculinity
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Where to Find Free National Park Entry on Juneteenth
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A Conversation With Banko Brown’s Chosen Family
An African American woman with a white jacket and the photo of Banko Brown stands at a pew in a church, beneath the photo is written "Justice 4 Banko"
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Daniel Lurie Runs Against City Hall in Quest for Mayor's Office
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How Much Will It Cost You to Keep California's Last Nuclear Plant Running?
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
‘Treasure’ Could Have Gone Terribly Wrong
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Golden Boy Pizza Is Where You Want To End Your Night
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The Best Filipino Restaurant in the Bay Area Isn’t a Restaurant at All
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Housing Affordability

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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.

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.

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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A Berkeley Mother's Memoir Offers a Candid Commentary on the Crisis of Masculinity

KQED's Otis R. Taylor Jr. on Ruth Whippman, the Berkeley author and mother who puts his anxiety in check every four years. Her memoir 'BoyMom: Reimagining Boyhood in the Age of Impossible Masculinity' published in June.
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Where to Find Free National Park Entry on Juneteenth

To honor and celebrate Juneteenth, the National Parks Service is offering free entrance to more than 400 of its parks in the U.S., including the ones located in and around the Bay Area.
An African American woman with a white jacket and the photo of Banko Brown stands at a pew in a church, beneath the photo is written "Justice 4 Banko"

A Conversation With Banko Brown’s Chosen Family

Attorney General Rob Bonta’s office says it supports San Francisco DA Brooke Jenkins decision not to charge in the case.

Daniel Lurie Runs Against City Hall in Quest for Mayor's Office

The founder of the nonprofit Tipping Point Community says San Francisco has 'lost control of our streets'

How Much Will It Cost You to Keep California's Last Nuclear Plant Running?

The Environmental Working Group's conference opposes PG&E's alleged $11.8 billion plan for Diablo Canyon, warning of rate hikes for customers.

'There Is Such Optimism': Activists, Workers Welcome Deal Ending Boycott of Amy's Kitchen Products

The two-year boycott was prompted by revelations of labor violations and unsafe working conditions at the Santa Rosa-based organic food company. Boycott leaders announced a deal had been reached Wednesday.

Lawsuit Claims Alameda County DA Is Biased Against Asians. How Will It Impact the Recall?

Former employee Patricia Lee filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court.

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