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Party Crasher: Moderate Tom Campbell, a Former Congressman, Works to Launch a New Political Party in California

Party Crasher: Moderate Tom Campbell, a Former Congressman, Works to Launch a New Political Party in California

Sep 20, 2018 11:30  |  Ben Christopher, CALmatters

California state politics only comes in two flavors: Democrat or Republican. And according to the conventional wisdom, that isn’t changing anytime soon. We know, because we asked.

Two weeks ago, we tea...

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The Fear Factor: Increases in Hateful Rhetoric and Border Patrol Actions Cast Dark Shadows on the Coachella Valley's Immigrant Populations and Their American Dreams

The Fear Factor: Increases in Hateful Rhetoric and Border Patrol Actions Cast Dark Shadows on the Coachella Valley's Immigrant Populations and Their American Dreams

Sep 19, 2018 07:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Alan has now lived in the Coachella Valley for 17 years, ever since he was 17 years old.

Even though he has always worked hard and played by the rules—at least the rules that aren’t stacked against him...

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Predicting the Midterms: California Political Insiders Think a Blue Wave Is Coming—but Are Split on the Fate of the Gas Tax

Predicting the Midterms: California Political Insiders Think a Blue Wave Is Coming—but Are Split on the Fate of the Gas Tax

Sep 13, 2018 14:45  |  Ben Christopher, CALmatters

The biggest question hanging over the November election: Will Democrats be able to ride a blue wave of anti-Trump enthusiasm back into national political relevance?

We surveyed political insiders in Ca...

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Climate Change Considered: Gov. Brown Hosts Leaders From Politics, Business and Even Entertainment to Talk About Action

Climate Change Considered: Gov. Brown Hosts Leaders From Politics, Business and Even Entertainment to Talk About Action

Sep 10, 2018 15:15  |  Julie Cart, CALmatters

If Jerry Brown could write the script in which he exits the political stage while still in the spotlight, he could do no better than what’s teed up for him later this week: presiding over the Global Cl...

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Towed-Away Home: Thousands of Californians Live in Their Vehicles, and a Lawsuit Aims to Stop Cities From Taking Them

Towed-Away Home: Thousands of Californians Live in Their Vehicles, and a Lawsuit Aims to Stop Cities From Taking Them

Sep 06, 2018 11:45  |  David Gorn, CALmatters

Sean Kayode says he watched his whole world roll away from him at 3 a.m.

Kayode had been living in his car in San Francisco for about two years. During the early morning on March 5, traffic police towe...

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Open Your Wallets for Weather: A New Report Confirms That California's Bill for Climate Change Will Be Staggering

Open Your Wallets for Weather: A New Report Confirms That California's Bill for Climate Change Will Be Staggering

Sep 01, 2018 13:15  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

As California lawmakers struggled to address an apparent new normal of epic wildfires, there was an inescapable subtext: Climate change is going to be staggeringly expensive, and virtually every Calif...

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September Astronomy: As Autumn Arrives, We Can Still Enjoy Fantastic Views of Five Planets

September Astronomy: As Autumn Arrives, We Can Still Enjoy Fantastic Views of Five Planets

Aug 30, 2018 14:00  |  Robert Victor

Four planets are still visible at dusk, until Venus departs in early October. Venus is very low in the west-southwest, with Jupiter in the southwest, and Mars in the south-southeast, standing out in brillia...

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