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San Jose wins $20 million to turn downtown motel into homeless housing

And Santa Cruz County gets money to turn offices into housing, as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s last 2022 round of Homekey funding. → Read More

How did California yo-yo from a $100 billion surplus to a projected $25 billion shortfall — in just one year?

New projections show California on the brink of a recession. → Read More

Newsom for president? How would his record in California hurt, help his case?

Gov. Gavin Newsom can brag about California’s economy during a presidential run, but he’ll likely have to defend his work on homelessness. → Read More

A gifted but troubled Bay Area artist fell through the cracks. Then a stranger 800 miles away read his story.

A San Jose Mercury News story about homeless Bay Area artist Daniel McClenon helped get him off the street. But that doesn’t mean his struggle is over. → Read More

Newsom signs mental health care overhaul. Will it make a dent in homelessness crisis?

New legislation will allow courts to push some mentally ill Californians into treatment. → Read More

Newsom’s office blasts Oakland’s response to city’s largest homeless camp

The governor’s office threatened to withhold state funds after accusing Oakland of failing to take responsibility for the contentious Wood Street homeless encampment. → Read More

As statewide protections end, California renters demand more rights

Large rent hikes. Roaches and mold. Floods of sewage. Renters rallied in East Bay demanding better protections against the injustices they say they’ve suffered. → Read More

Opposition mounts as Newsom’s mental health care overhaul clears first hurdles

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s CARE Court faces pushback from a broad coalition of activists. → Read More

Gov. Newsom calls for gas price relief for Californians

Newsom said “people have always looked to California for inspiration.” → Read More

Newsom has big plans to get rid of California’s homeless camps.

After pouring an unprecedented $12 billion into homeless housing and services last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom now is turning to the massive tent camps, shanty-towns and make-shift RV parks that have t… → Read More

East Palo Alto punts on measure that gives renters first dibs on real estate deals

Faced with vehement opposition by some landlords, East Palo Alto City Council put off voting on an ordinance that would give renters a chance to buy their building before it hits the market. → Read More

Gavin Newsom abolishes single-family zoning in California

SB 9 allows up to four units on what are now single-family lots throughout California — with some caveats. → Read More

Old methods failing, California cities take new steps to eradicate homeless camps

Homeless encampments have grown exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cities are trying new methods to reduce their footprint. → Read More

COVID vaccines open for Californians 16 and older April 15

Everyone 16 and older can make an appointment to get a COVID shot starting April 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday. → Read More

COVID vaccines open for Californians 16 and older April 15

Everyone 16 and older can make an appointment to get a COVID shot starting April 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday. → Read More

COVID vaccines open for Californians 16 and older April 15

Everyone 16 and older can make an appointment to get a COVID shot starting April 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday. → Read More

Facebook invests $150 million to build housing for Bay Area’s poorest families

“This is a solution that will be meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people,” she said. The Facebook fund is part of the Partnership for the Bay’s Future — a more than $500 million housing fun… → Read More

Gov. Newsom announces COVID curfew for California

The order prohibits non-essential work, movement and gatherings between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in purple-tier counties. → Read More

Breonna Taylor: Protests follow grand jury’s decision not to charge officers in shooting death

Rallies take place all over Northern California. → Read More

California wildfire T-shirts: For firefighters, a symbol of pride, tragedy

Firefighters, families line up to buy commemorative fire T-shirts → Read More