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photo - Teacher Helping Student In El Dorado County, Early Preparation and Communication Were Key to the Return to School 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. Read More
photo - Customer Paying for Meal in Restaurant California Is Inching toward a Jobs Recovery 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. Read More
Photo - Police Cars at Night Homicides Climb for Most California Counties in 2020 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. Read More
photo - San Quentin State Prison The Past, Present, and Future of COVID-19 in California Prisons 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. Read More
photo - Gun sitting on front seat of car Gun Deaths Drive California’s Largest-Ever Rise in Homicides 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. Read More
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