Jessica Calefati

San Jose Mercury News

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Capitol correspondent for the San Jose Mercury News

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Thousands of K-12 students in California go to online schools so that they can learn from home at their own pace, with one-on-one virtual instruction.

California Virtual Academies: A Model of School Choice or Failure?

Thousands of K-12 students in California go to online schools so that they can learn from home at their own pace, with one-on-one virtual instruction.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Three million smartphones were stolen last year nationwide. In Los Angeles alone, 3000 were taken away.

Will the Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Get New Life in Sacramento?

Three million smartphones were stolen last year nationwide. In Los Angeles alone, 3000 were taken away.

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During the pandemic, the co-owners of downtown LA’s The Last Bookstore nearly ran out of money, laid off most of their staff, and closed their store.

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State officials are cracking down on unofficial ballot drop boxes placed by Republicans in LA, Orange, and Fresno counties.

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Vice President Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris are debating in Salt Lake City.

UC Davis researchers found that about 110,000 new firearms were purchased statewide through mid-July.

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LA County is home to the largest Filipino community outside of the Philippines. Now there’s an energized group of Filipino Americans here who support President Donald Trump.

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The Census count ends midnight Hawaii time. The Supreme Court earlier this week allowed the Trump administration to cut the Census count by about two weeks.

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LA County announced this week that schools here can bring up to a quarter of their students back to campus at a time.

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Do children in Germany deserve more of a say? Should the voting age here be dropped to 14?

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Measure J would set aside 10% of locally-generated unrestricted money in LA County's budget — to be spent on alternatives to incarceration.

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