Is Stockton’s Basic Income Program Working?

Stockton is halfway through an 18-month program that provides $500 a month to 125 people from low-income ZIP codes. Proponents say the program is a step toward economic equality; opponents say it’s unrealistic and enabling.

Oct 3, 2019 Sammy Caiola, Capital Public Radio

Legislation to Curb Plastic Trash Stall Before Session’s End

A trio of proposals would have tackled California’s waste crisis by slowing the flow of disposable goods —and single-use plastics — from manufacturers to landfills

An ambitious push to make California the first state to stem the flow of plastic trash by phasing out single-use packaging and foodware failed early Saturday amid dogged industry opposition, as state lawmakers adjourned without acting on two far-reaching recycling bills. 

Sep 16, 2019 Rachel Becker

College Confidential

There are proven ways to navigate the college admissions process without cheating the system

With tens of thousands of undergrads applying each year for limited spots, California’s college systems have approved admission criteria for assessing incoming freshmen. While the strength of a student’s academic record is one of its top considerations, the University of California system has established 14 factors — both academic and nonacademic — for undergraduate admissions.

Sep 10, 2019 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart