The Gray Tsunami: California’s Next Governor To Be Confronted With Epic Demographics Shift As Population Ages
Between now and 2026, the number of Californians 65 and older is expected to climb by 2.1 million, and the number of Californians younger than 25 will grow by a mere 2,500.
Los Angeles Times:
California’s Senior Population Is Growing Faster Than Any Other Age Group. How The Next Governor Responds Is Crucial
It was early in their courtship seven years ago when Manuel Villanueva warned his now-husband, “I come as a package of three.” The other parts of that deal: his father, Ramon Villanueva, whose failing kidneys forced him to stop working, and his mother, Maria Guadalupe Olague. Now they live as a family unit of four — six, if you count the cats — in a Highland Park two-bedroom apartment. As caring for his parents has increasingly taken a toll on his finances, time and psyche, Manuel Villanueva has taken up a matter-of-fact mantra to soldier on: “Adapt and understand your reality.” (Mason, 10/7)
Capital Public Radio:
John Cox, Gavin Newsom Poised For Only Debate Monday As California Governor’s Race Enters Home Stretch
The California governor’s race enters the home stretch Monday as counties begin sending out vote-by-mail ballots while Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox meet for their only general election debate. Newsom holds a wide lead over Cox in fundraising, although his strong advantage in polls has narrowed somewhat since the June primary. (Adler, 10/8)