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In El Dorado County, Early Preparation and Communication Were Key to the Return to School July 23 2021 We talked with Dr. Ed Manansala, superintendent of schools for El Dorado County, about how his mostly rural districts weathered the COVID-19 pandemic and handled the return to in-person instruction.
California Is Inching toward a Jobs Recovery July 22 2021 Job growth and wage gains, especially in the leisure and hospitality sector, show that some hard-hit California workers are benefitting from the current recovery.
Homicides Climb for Most California Counties in 2020 July 16 2021 Last year California saw its largest annual increase in homicides on record. Most counties had an unprecedented increase, with many seeing jumps of 25% or more.
The Past, Present, and Future of COVID-19 in California Prisons July 15 2021 COVID-19 has had a major impact on California’s prison system. And although California’s prison population remains historically low, continued overcrowding at most facilities—along with other factors—could prolong the pandemic’s impact in prisons.
Gun Deaths Drive California’s Largest-Ever Rise in Homicides July 13 2021 In 2020, the number of homicides in California increased more than in any year on record. A sharp rise in gun deaths accounted for more than 90% of this jump.