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154 acres of open space on Mount Diablo permanently protected

154 acres of open space on Mount Diablo permanently protected

After 15 years in the making, the group Save Mount Diablo successfully bought a $1.04 million conservation easement to forever protect 154 acres of open space on Mount Diablo's North Peak.
After more than 40 years, state's tax credit for renters may increase

After more than 40 years, state's tax credit for renters may increase

California's tax credit for renters may increase to account for inflation after more than 40 years, according to state Sen. Steve Glazer's office.
Dublin Councilmember Shawn Kumagai announces bid for state Assembly

Dublin Councilmember Shawn Kumagai announces bid for state Assembly

Kumagai is the only Tri-Valley candidate running for Assembly District 20 so far
California teeters on edge of more COVID shutdowns

California teeters on edge of more COVID shutdowns

How long will California be able to avoid shutdowns of schools, health care facilities and businesses if the omicron wave doesn't peak soon?
Here's what's ahead for California businesses in 2022

Here's what's ahead for California businesses in 2022

Layered on top of pandemic uncertainty is the question of what policymakers might do for -- and to -- businesses.
California schools will now include mental health curriculum in health classes

California schools will now include mental health curriculum in health classes

Health classes in California high schools will soon cover more than nutrition and exercise.
California weighs order canceling elective surgeries as COVID surges

California weighs order canceling elective surgeries as COVID surges

As a third of hospitals report critical staffing shortages, California’s health department is considering issuing an order postponing many elective surgeries.
Alameda Supervisors ban smoking in multi-unit residences

Alameda Supervisors ban smoking in multi-unit residences

Smoking in multi-unit residences in Alameda County's Unincorporated Areas will be prohibited in July, thanks to a unanimous vote from the county's board of supervisors on Tuesday.
What to know about Newsom’s budget blueprint

What to know about Newsom’s budget blueprint

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to use the California budget surplus to confront the crises facing the state, including COVID-19 and climate change.
California education issues to watch in 2022

California education issues to watch in 2022

And predictions of what will happen
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