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Sonoma County Point Fire Foreshadows a Busy Summer to Come, Climate Expert Says
The Point Fire in Sonoma County is fueled by dry grass and brush, which is expected to drive increased fire activity during a warmer-than-average summer.

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105-Year-Old Great-Grandma Receives Master’s 83 Years After Leaving Stanford
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San Francisco Lawmakers Want Sober Housing to Be Part of Homelessness Plan
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What Does it Mean to 'Contain' a Wildfire? And More Answers to Your Questions
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Newsom and the Legislature Are Far Apart on College Spending as Budget Deadline Nears
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US Surgeon General Urges Congress to Require Warning Labels for Social Media
What Does it Mean to 'Contain' a Wildfire? And More Answers to Your Questions
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How Californians With Lower Incomes Can Buy or Rent Electric Cars
105-Year-Old Great-Grandma Receives Master’s 83 Years After Leaving Stanford
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‘Laughter Is Disarming’: A New Documentary Traces Generations of LGBTQ Comedy
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Housing Affordability

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.

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.

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 senior woman smiles broadly while wearing a cap and gown.

105-Year-Old Great-Grandma Receives Master’s 83 Years After Leaving Stanford

World War II interrupted Virginia Hislop’s education. Stanford says she earned her master’s fair and square.

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.

What Does it Mean to 'Contain' a Wildfire? And More Answers to Your Questions

What does containment mean? How are wildfires named? And how can you prepare your home and your family for wildfire?

Newsom and the Legislature Are Far Apart on College Spending as Budget Deadline Nears

Gov. Newsom’s latest budget proposal cuts the Middle Class Scholarship to $100 million. The Legislature wants to provide more than $900 million for it.

Sonoma County Point Fire Foreshadows a Busy Summer to Come, Climate Expert Says

The Point Fire in Sonoma County is fueled by dry grass and brush, which is expected to drive increased fire activity during a warmer-than-average summer.

US Surgeon General Urges Congress to Require Warning Labels for Social Media

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has called on Congress to enact legislation that addresses the adverse mental health effects of social media on youth, urging warning labels like those required for cigarettes and alcohol as a first step.

SF Supervisors Consider Overnight Curfew for Tenderloin Food, Retail Shops

According to San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s proposal, the stores and their lights provide nighttime gathering places for drug dealers and users.

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