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Illustrated by legendary Thi Bui, our comic series explores the dramatic inequities highlighted by the pandemic.

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Coffee talk with California Watch

Apparently, it’s true. The third time is a charm, at least when it comes to our still-fledgling Open Newsroom project.
Yesterday, staffers fanned out to coffeehouses to meet readers new and old. We’d done this before. Twice. And both times we’d had – and been happy with – measured success. Yesterday was different.

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Take a coffee break with California Watch

Here at California Watch, we are committed to producing first-rate investigative journalism, but that is not enough – at least not for us. My job is to always focus on public engagement. How can our reporters and editors build stronger relationships with the multitude of diverse communities that make up our state?