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Democrats Again Vote Down California Ban on Unhoused Encampments
A bill to ban unhoused encampments statewide near parks, schools and transit hubs failed to get out of the same legislative committee as last year.

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Democrats Again Vote Down California Ban on Unhoused Encampments

A bill to ban unhoused encampments statewide near parks, schools and transit hubs failed to get out of the same legislative committee as last year.
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California Legislators Take Aim at Construction Fees to Boost Housing

Cities rely on impact fees to maintain parks, schools and other amenities. But developers say the fees can prevent housing from being built. A series of new bills try to find a middle ground.

Half Moon Bay Prepares to Break Ground on Farmworker Housing

Last year’s mass shooting spurred local leaders to act. Dozens of homes for farmworker families should be ready in early 2024, but other projects could take years.

California Requires Solar Panels on New Homes. Should Wildfire Victims Get a Break?

A California Republican’s bill would exempt low- and middle-income wildfire victims from solar panels requirements on rebuilt homes that didn’t have them when they burned down.

Immigration

Half Moon Bay Prepares to Break Ground on Farmworker Housing

Last year’s mass shooting spurred local leaders to act. Dozens of homes for farmworker families should be ready in early 2024, but other projects could take years.
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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.

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Democrats Again Vote Down California Ban on Unhoused Encampments

A bill to ban unhoused encampments statewide near parks, schools and transit hubs failed to get out of the same legislative committee as last year.

Infamous Women’s Prison Plagued by Sex Abuse Closes

The Federal Bureau of Prisons announced that it will shut down Federal Correctional Institution Dublin — or FCI Dublin — the infamous federal women’s prison in Dublin plagued by sexual assault allegations, sending shockwaves through the prison.

Veteran Organizer of Women Voters on How Abortion Is Scrambling the 2024 Election

A row of RVs parked along a two-lane street.

San Francisco’s New Parking Rules Set to Displace RV Community Near SF State

Housed residents say mobile vehicles clutter their sidewalks, but RV dwellers say it’s home and there’s nowhere else to park.
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A New Bay Area Clásico? SF's El Farolito and Oakland Roots Set to Battle in Hayward

After two wins, El Farolito faces off against the Oakland Roots on Tuesday in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup. Get the details on when and where to watch or stream the game.

San José City Council Appoints New Independent Police Auditor

Eddie Aubrey, who currently investigates police misconduct in Richmond, will take over as San José’s new police watchdog on May 6.

San José Police Department Sees Drop in Officer Complaints

The Independent Police Auditor’s annual report showed fewer complaints about officer conduct in 2023 after three consecutive years of increases.

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