Mandate diversity? California bill would ban all-white corporate boards

Elizabeth Castillo
CalMatters Reporter

All-white corporate boards would be prohibited in California under a bill in the Legislature that follows in the footsteps of a controversial law that mandated women in corporate boardrooms. More than 600 publicly held companies with California headquarters would be required to have at least one person of color serving on their corporate boards by […]

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From internet rights to streeteries, how the pandemic is changing working from home

Elizabeth Castillo
CalMatters Reporter

Coronavirus has reshaped how Californians live, learn and work in uneven ways. The pandemic has exposed the state’s long-standing digital divide with a significant share of low-income and rural households lacking reliable internet access. And even though employers have quickly adapted to remote work, the opportunity to work from home has not spread evenly across […]

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The role of California’s National Guard in protests

Elizabeth Castillo
CalMatters Reporter

As Californians continue to protest the death of George Floyd and what it signifies about broader racism, thus far the mayors of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Sacramento have requested — and received from Gov. Gavin Newsom — a contingent of National Guard troops. But that seemed insufficient to satisfy President Donald Trump, who denounced […]

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