By James Poulos. Spurred by a series of court decisions ruling the state’s prison crowding unconstitutional, Gov. Jerry Brown’s ongoing “realignment” effort sought to make adequate room for the state’s worst convicts by diverting lesser criminals to county jails. There, however, the changes have caused ...

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By Hans Johnson. For many decades, inland areas of California have experienced faster population growth rates than coastal areas. Indeed, from 1950 to 2010 the Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties) experienced the most rapid rate of population growth ...

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By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow. At one time, questionnaires about well-being were the province of mental health professionals. But in recent years, a growing number of city governments have been getting into the game. Last year,Santa Monica, California won a Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors’ Challenge ...

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Editor’s note: the following article looks at a program that helps drive the civic tech sector in Chicago. Though it is not CA-based, it is interesting to see how cities across the nation are able to work with community nonprofits ...

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