California’s Undocumented Children Are Going Hungry

A weekly food giveaway in the Fellowship Hall at Valley Park Church in Los Angeles. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Last month, Nourish California and the California Immigrant Policy Center published a devastating report, based on data collected by UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research, on food insecurity faced by undocumented … Read more

A New Intervention in California’s Mental Health Crisis

Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at Alvarado Care Home, a care center in Los Angeles, before signing legislation that supports the state’s work to expand mental health services and behavioral health housing. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Earlier this year, California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed setting up mental health courts in … Read more

California Scrambles to Manage Its Housing Crisis and Rising Gas Prices

A Mobil station in West Hollywood advertises prices higher than the norm. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times) Apparently, when California legislators put their minds to it, they can move at lightning speed to undo judicial mischief. Last week, after the state’s Supreme Court upheld a lower-court decision capping University of California–Berkeley enrollments and forcing the university … Read more

Is California Doing Enough to Fight Homelessness?

California Governor Gavin Newsom visits a long-standing encampment along Highway 80 in Berkeley, Calif. (John G. Mabanglo-Pool/Getty Images) In his State of the State addresses on Tuesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom told his audience that “just a few years ago, California lacked any comprehensive strategy” to tackle the exploding homelessness crisis. “But that’s all changed,” … Read more

The Plan to Save Californians $117 Billion a Year by Switching to Single-Payer

A doctor and other supporters of Medicare for All gather before Democratic senators arrive for a news conference. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo) Subscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Thank you for signing up for The Nation‘s weekly newsletter. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nationcheck out … Read more

California Needs to Get Serious About Homelessness

A man in a “Safe Ground” encampment August 26, 2009, in Sacramento, Calif. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) When it comes to homelessness, California’s left hand doesn’t seem to know what its right hand is doing. It’s a crisis that has upwards of 160,000 people, many of them seriously addicted and/or mentally ill, living in … Read more