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Charter Credential Concerns: The State Considers Stricter Requirements for All Charter-School Teachers

Charter Credential Concerns: The State Considers Stricter Requirements for All Charter-School Teachers

Jul 10, 2019 09:30  |  Ricardo Cano, CALmatters

Heather Williams knew as a kid that she wanted to be a piano teacher. She earned her music degree with a piano emphasis from Brigham Young University and spent decades honing her craft.

Today, she not ...

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Gagging the Gig Economy: A New Bill Could Drastically Change the Way in Which 2 Million Workers Are Treated

Gagging the Gig Economy: A New Bill Could Drastically Change the Way in Which 2 Million Workers Are Treated

Jul 04, 2019 10:30  |  Judy Lin, CALmatters

Do you freelance in California? Have a side hustle? Drive trucks? Work construction? Do nails? Work on political campaigns? Then you should be paying attention to a major employment fight coming to a ...

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July Astronomy: Saturn and Jupiter Are Your Hosts for Evening Sky-Viewing This Month

July Astronomy: Saturn and Jupiter Are Your Hosts for Evening Sky-Viewing This Month

Jun 28, 2019 07:00  |  Robert Victor

In July, watch Saturn follow Jupiter into the evening sky. Witness a complete lunar cycle from beginning to end, as the best season for Milky Way evening viewing gets under way.

On July 9, the Earth overta...

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Fixing the State's Tech: Can Gov. Newsom's New Office Update the Government's Outdated Websites and Systems?

Fixing the State's Tech: Can Gov. Newsom's New Office Update the Government's Outdated Websites and Systems?

Jun 27, 2019 11:15  |  Elizabeth Castillo, CALmatters

California government’s technology drastically pales in comparison to that from Silicon Valley, but Gov. Gavin Newsom is betting $40.8 million and a new office will change that.

Even though California ...

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Water Saviors? An Orange County-Based Organization Lands in the Coachella Valley and Promises to Help Solve the Area's Water Woes

Water Saviors? An Orange County-Based Organization Lands in the Coachella Valley and Promises to Help Solve the Area's Water Woes

Jun 26, 2019 16:25  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

In late March, a press release landed in inboxes announcing the launch of the Coachella Valley Waterkeeper organization.

The release included some fairly inflammatory language about what the CVWK claim...

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Similar Experiences, Different Approaches: Two Mothers/Legislators Have Different Thoughts on How to Reduce Police Shootings

Similar Experiences, Different Approaches: Two Mothers/Legislators Have Different Thoughts on How to Reduce Police Shootings

Jun 20, 2019 12:00  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

To reduce the use of force by California police, two Democrats began with competing approaches.

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, a firebrand from a liberal San Diego district, aimed to crack down by settin...

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Cannabis in the CV: Desert Hot Springs Is Poised to Reap the Benefits of Being a Haven for Marijuana Businesses

Cannabis in the CV: Desert Hot Springs Is Poised to Reap the Benefits of Being a Haven for Marijuana Businesses

Jun 18, 2019 15:31  |  Robin Goins

The Coachella Valley continues to grow as a cannabis destination—and no city is more prepared to reap the benefits than Desert Hot Springs.

The city has experienced an often-turbulent history, but when...

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