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Fuel From Cow Manure Is a Growing Climate Solution, but Critics Say Communities Put at Risk
California dairy farms are curbing methane emissions by converting cow manure and other organic waste into biomethane for electricity — but environmental groups say it's harming vulnerable communities and entrenching unsustainable animal agriculture.

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California's Democratic Leaders Clash With Businesses Over Curbing Retail Theft. Here's What to Know
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Gov. Gavin Newsom and Top Democrats Are Deciding California's Budget Behind Closed Doors
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Home Visits for Lower-Income Moms Among California Programs Facing Budget Cuts
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Prop 47 Criminal Justice Reforms Qualifies For November Ballot
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VTA Breaks Ground on $12.7 Billion BART Extension Through South Bay
Fuel From Cow Manure Is a Growing Climate Solution, but Critics Say Communities Put at Risk
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
‘Margo’s Got Money Troubles’ Tells a Tale of Modern Love and Success
New Emotions Emerge in ‘Inside Out 2’ — Including Nostalgia for the Original Film
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‘It Was All a Dream’ Shows the Work of a Nascent Rap Feminist
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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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Fuel From Cow Manure Is a Growing Climate Solution, but Critics Say Communities Put at Risk

California dairy farms are curbing methane emissions by converting cow manure and other organic waste into biomethane for electricity — but environmental groups say it's harming vulnerable communities and entrenching unsustainable animal agriculture.

California's Democratic Leaders Clash With Businesses Over Curbing Retail Theft. Here's What to Know

Democratic legislators seeking progressive measures are going up against a coalition of law enforcement and business groups who are pushing for tough-on-crime measures — with both sides accusing each other of misleading voters.

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Top Democrats Are Deciding California's Budget Behind Closed Doors

The Legislature passes a placeholder state budget, but must still negotiate with Gov. Newsom on the final deal. How the state spends taxpayer money is largely being decided out of public view.
Two women sit on the floor, a baby sits between them.

Home Visits for Lower-Income Moms Among California Programs Facing Budget Cuts

Advocates say the budget cuts would set back a program that has been shown to improve the health and well-being of parents and children born into poverty.
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Prop 47 Criminal Justice Reforms Qualifies For November Ballot

VTA Breaks Ground on $12.7 Billion BART Extension Through South Bay

Transit leaders and regional officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the new 6-mile BART extension through Silicon Valley on Friday, and emphasized the need to remain committed to major projects to benefit the region in the long run.

Why These Queer Pro-Palestinian Advocates Are Calling for a Boycott of SF Pride

Activists and artists point to corporate sponsors with ties to Israel, the potential for pro-Israel presence at SF Pride Parade, law enforcement attendance and the appointment of actor Billy Porter as the grand marshal as reasons for the boycott.

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