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The block that Prop 13 built

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| In most states, the property tax you pay depends on how much your house is worth. Not in California. Forty years after its passage, Prop. 13 continues to shape the California dream.

Voter cram session: AirTalk breaks down the ballot propositions

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Voters have fewer propositions to sift through than two years ago, but will be asked to vote on 11 statewide ballot measures this fall.

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AirTalk special: Analysis and reaction on the Newsom / Cox debate from across California

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In collaboration with the California Dream project, AirTalk hosts a live statewide call-in show featuring analysis and voter reaction to the debate.

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Homelessness: I feel your pain, or do I?

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As cities look for ways to tackle homelessness and the state pours half a billion dollars into finding solutions, one reporter looks at the science of empathy.

Thousands of Californians are working while homeless

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California doesn't define homelessness as a protected class in the workplace.

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Could this tax on vacant properties help end homelessness?

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Oakland voters could approve the state’s first tax on privately owned vacant properties in November.

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How a transportation safety net could keep more people off the streets

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Discounted transit fares and subsidies for new shared mobility tech, like scooters and ride-share, could help low-income people stay on their feet.

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Thousands of Californians Live In Their Vehicles. This Lawsuit Challenges Cities’ Authority To Impound Their Homes

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For thousands of homeless people living in their cars across California, impoundment can be the tipping point into joblessness and a life on the streets.

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