California

Hundreds of students take to the streets as part of a youth organized climate strike on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SB 260 is the right law at the right time

By Kalpana Narlikar The Climate Corporate Accountability Act (SB 260) was introduced…

Hundreds of students take to the streets as part of a youth organized climate strike on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
When development plans for a mall in Elk Grove didn’t pan out after more than a decade, another project to build a casino is in the works. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

The tale of the ghost mall in Elk Grove

Doomed development makes way for a casino

When development plans for a mall in Elk Grove didn’t pan out after more than a decade, another project to build a casino is in the works. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
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Enrollment declines at California’s community colleges far greater than earlier predictions

Steep drops threaten ‘viability’ of some colleges, college administrators say

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California adopts CDC’s recommendation to reduce social distancing in school to 3 feet

By John Fensterwald EdSource In alignment with new federal guidance, Gov. Gavin…

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A bottle of 2015 Center of Effort Chardonnay is pictured with samples from aging vessels.<ins>(Lyle Norton/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A bottle of 2015 Center of Effort Chardonnay is pictured with samples from aging vessels.<ins>(Lyle Norton/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Senate Bill 271 would remove a requirement that California’s elected sheriffs have a law enforcement background certified by State Peace Officer Standards and Training. (Shutterstock)

SB 271 would bring meaningful reform to sheriffs’ offices

By Ross Mirkarimi Let the people run for sheriff! It was once…

Senate Bill 271 would remove a requirement that California’s elected sheriffs have a law enforcement background certified by State Peace Officer Standards and Training. (Shutterstock)
Proposed state legislation is calling to end a partnership between University of California, San Francisco health services and Catholic hospitals. (Shutterstock)

UC, Catholic health care partnership is saving lives

Passage of Senate Bill 379 would be detrimental to patients

Proposed state legislation is calling to end a partnership between University of California, San Francisco health services and Catholic hospitals. (Shutterstock)
Assemblymember Phil Ting has introduced legislation requiring the California Department of Justice to release data to researchers. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Researchers struggle to get access to gun violence data from state DOJ

Assemblymember Phil Ting says information vital to guiding policy debates

Assemblymember Phil Ting has introduced legislation requiring the California Department of Justice to release data to researchers. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference following a discussion with Asian-American and Pacific Islander community leaders at the Chinese Culture Center in Chinatown on Friday, March 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Vaccine tiers for Californians will be gone by early May, Gavin Newsom says

Sophia Bollag The Sacramento Bee California will open vaccine eligibility to all…

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference following a discussion with Asian-American and Pacific Islander community leaders at the Chinese Culture Center in Chinatown on Friday, March 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A school official at Vista High School introduces himself to a freshman classroom on Oct. 21, 2020, in Vista, California. (Jarrod Valliere/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Ethnic studies gets final approval for California schools ending years of debate

Nina Agrawal Los Angeles Times Ending years-long and often divisive debate over…

A school official at Vista High School introduces himself to a freshman classroom on Oct. 21, 2020, in Vista, California. (Jarrod Valliere/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
Xavier Becerra was confirmed as Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary on March 18, 2021. (Leigh Vogel/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

Becerra confirmed as HHS secretary, the first Latino to lead agency

Eli Stokols Los Angeles Times Xavier Becerra was narrowly confirmed as the…

Xavier Becerra was confirmed as Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary on March 18, 2021. (Leigh Vogel/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
University of California, San Francisco has been partnering with hospitals that restrict the types of care offered to patients.
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The University of California should not enter restrictive contracts with discriminatory hospitals

By Jody Steinauer I recently cared for a pregnant woman with two…

University of California, San Francisco has been partnering with hospitals that restrict the types of care offered to patients.
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While the risk is lower, public spaces like the gym still increase exposure to unvaccinated people. Fully vaccinated people should continue to wear masks, maintain distance and wash their hands frequently in these spaces. (Getty Images via Tribune News Service)

Transit workers, homeless residents now prioritized for COVID vaccines in California

California is making more essential workers, as well as homeless residents and…

While the risk is lower, public spaces like the gym still increase exposure to unvaccinated people. Fully vaccinated people should continue to wear masks, maintain distance and wash their hands frequently in these spaces. (Getty Images via Tribune News Service)
Poet-philosopher Elsa Gidlow released her autobiography, “Elsa, I Come with My Songs,” in 1986. (Courtesy Marcelina Martin)

The times are finally catching up with Elsa Gidlow

Lesbian, poet, nature lover created bohemian artists community in Mill Valley

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Poet-philosopher Elsa Gidlow released her autobiography, “Elsa, I Come with My Songs,” in 1986. (Courtesy Marcelina Martin)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom will deliver the State of the State at Dodger Stadium Tuesday evening. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Recall looming, Newsom addresses a battered California at a pivotal moment

John Myers Los Angeles Times History offers no real precedent for the…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will deliver the State of the State at Dodger Stadium Tuesday evening. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Brandi Harrapence, right, has lunch with her daughter Kayla Harrapence inside Firestone Grill in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, open for inside dinning for the first time in nearly a year, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in San Luis Obispo, California. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California is far from herd immunity, making a 4th COVID-19 wave possible. Here’s how

Rong-Gong Lin II and Luke Money Los Angeles Times California is optimistic…

Brandi Harrapence, right, has lunch with her daughter Kayla Harrapence inside Firestone Grill in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, open for inside dinning for the first time in nearly a year, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in San Luis Obispo, California. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation intended to help California schools reopen. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Newsom signs $6.6 billion school reopening legislative package

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom and state…

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation intended to help California schools reopen. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State to reserve 40 percent of COVID-19 vaccines for hard-hit areas

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation State officials said Thursday that…

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Settlement clears path for all youth, high school sports to resume in California

John Maffei The San Diego Union-Tribune All youth and high school sports…

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Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Klein collects crayons from students in the classroom at Lupine Hill Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 in Calabasas, California. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom, legislators strike deal to reopen California schools

Taryn Luna and John Myers Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom and…

Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Klein collects crayons from students in the classroom at Lupine Hill Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 in Calabasas, California. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)