News Clips

Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.

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Lopez: Legislator says she has an answer to state’s housing crunch

You can't pass an apartment building or drive through a neighborhood here without hearing a story from Toni Atkins about what she calls the "foundation for every piece of our lives." The places we call home. Read more

Innovation is blooming at water-wise urban farms

As California moves through its fourth summer of drought, cutting back on water use means shorter showers, fuller dishwashers and drier lawns for most people living in urban areas. Read more

Why San Bernardino County Jails are Harder to Manage Today

Because of Assembly Bill 109, also known as prison realignment, jails are not what they used to be. Jails in California are more dangerous and a greater challenge to manage than they were before AB 109. Read more

East Bay Senate special cost more than $12 million, final reports show

The final numbers are in: this year’s special elections in the East Bay’s 7th Senate District generated a whopping $12.1 million in campaign spending, state filings show. Read more

After years of scandal, L.A. jails get federal oversight, sweeping reforms

Capping years of scandal, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has agreed to federal oversight of its jail system in an effort to end abuse of inmates by sheriff's deputies and to improve chronically poor treatment of mentally ill inmates. Read more

The (Hidden) Cost of Open Data

California lawmakers in June introduced a bill to establish a statewide open data policy that would affect more than 200 state agencies. An analysis of the bill’s fiscal impact showed the policy would cost the state $4 million to $5 million annually. Read more

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