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Big PG&E rate hikes threaten small CA town hub – CalMatters

Increases in electricity rates are a significant concern in many rural communities, affecting not just residents but the small businesses on which they rely.


Learning Recovery Is Uneven for Urban and Rural School Districts – Public Policy Institute of California

Four years since the onset of the pandemic, progress in closing learning gaps for K–12 students is limited. Urban and rural districts have seen the slowest progress, with math and English proficiency falling for both in California.


PG&E drops diversion options from its PVP proposal, Mendocino County officials report – Ukiah Daily Journal

Mendocino County officials said they will continue working on options for maintaining water diversions between the Eel and Russian rivers, despite the announcement by the PG&E last week that it will no longer include plans formulated by a regional group for modification of the hydroelectric plant’s infrastructure.