Coronavirus Stretches California’s Special Education System to the Brink

Across California, schools have physically shuttered as they make the unprecedented move toward online instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic. The virus has upended almost every facet of education in California and the nation — but perhaps no other student group stands to be more affected than students with special needs.

Mar 31, 2020 Elizabeth Aguilera & Ricardo Cano

Podcast: Coronavirus and the Housing Crisis

On this episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis,” CalMatters’ Matt Levin and the Los Angeles Times’ Liam Dillon discuss how the state’s housing woes are complicating California’s response to the virus, from homelessness to evictions.

Mar 31, 2020 Matt Levin

California Ramps up Output of Ventilators as COVID-19 Cases Grow

Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed confidence Saturday that California has the capacity to produce enough ventilators to meet its projected needs in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But he cautioned that the state’s need could expand if the crisis worsens.  

Mar 30, 2020 Nigel Duara & Ana B. Ibarra

Getting to Know: Fitsom Studios

Fitsom Studios shifted from fitness to pain and stress management in September 2019. In a culture where sitting and anxiety are part of daily life, the husband-and-wife team found that modalities like breathing techniques and myofascial massage were more valuable and relevant.

Mar 27, 2020 Vanessa Labi