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2014/10/23 05:05
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California voters — Democrats, Republicans and independents alike — say they are less enthusiastic about this year’s statewide election than they were about either of the previous two, a new poll by...
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2014/10/23 04:58
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Gov. Jerry Brown continues to lead his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, by a double-digit margin while support for Brown's rainy day fund measure is gaining ground, according to a Public Policy...
2014/10/23 04:53
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In the final days of a battle over Proposition 45, California's insurance commissioner criticized Anthem Blue Cross for an "excessive" rate increase affecting 120,000 people with small-business health...
2014/10/21 19:15
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Lawmakers of both parties and Gov. Jerry Brown compromised last May to send Proposition 2 to voters. It's a result of years of negotiations about how to address California's volatile budgeting...
2014/10/20 18:22
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STANFORD -- Gov. Jerry Brown pitched his plan Monday for a water bond and a rainy-day fund at a Stanford University water conference, two policy measures that are the cornerstone of his record fourth...
2014/10/19 02:19
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In this Jan. 3, 2011, file photo, Jerry Brown is sworn in as the 39th governor of California. An unprecedented fourth term seems likely, but Brown could make a real mark in water and high-speed-rail...
2014/10/17 20:06
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California voters are being asked to lighten criminal penalties for low-level drug possession and nonviolent thefts such as shoplifting, to help ease crowding in the state’s prisons. Proposition 47,...
2014/10/17 13:58
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Newly installed state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León gave well-funded well-wishers plenty of opportunities to welcome him to legislative leadership this week, and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins,...
2014/10/16 18:58
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California continues to have – by far – the nation’s highest level of poverty under an alternative method devised by the Census Bureau that takes into account both broader measures of income and the...
2014/10/14 13:58
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Kevin de León won’t take over as the new state Senate President Pro Tem for one more day, but he’s already celebrating in style. The California Democratic Party is hosting a major fundraiser tonight...
2014/10/13 17:58
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On Saturday, City Councilman Jay Schenirer and Mayor Kevin Johnson will officially reopen the playground and other portions of McClatchy Park after a $2.8 million renovation. The improvements, funded...
2014/10/13 13:03
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SUNNYVALE -- Mario Garcia came to Damaris Antonio's tiny apartment bearing gifts most families in Silicon Valley have come to take for granted: a personal computer, Internet service and a secret...
2014/10/11 08:02
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Conventional wisdom says the nation’s future hangs in the balance of the midterm elections. But voters are more discouraged than energized. Voter turnout likely will be low, as it usually is for...
2014/10/11 06:49
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Practically everyone expects California Attorney General Kamala Harris to win re-election handily in November. The Democrat won 53 percent of the vote in a crowded June primary. A rising star expected...
2014/10/10 00:32
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Sometimes it pays to do business in California. The state gets hit with lots of grumbling about taxes and regulations but it also hands out a slew of subsidies, incentives and loans to offset those...
2014/10/09 13:57
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The idea of less time, more crime, is nothing new, but it has been serving as a scapegoat for alleged spikes in criminal activity across the state of California after something called realignment —...
2014/10/09 03:25
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With less than four weeks until Election Day, California Gov. Jerry Brown has released his first campaign ads. But they might not be what you expect. In one of the ads, Brown looks into the camera...
2014/10/07 03:58
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Love nature but hate being outside? California has a solution. Harnessing the power of technology, the California Department of Parks and Recreation has collaborated with Google Maps on a new tool...
2014/10/07 01:44
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SACRAMENTO — California’s top two presumed leaders of the Legislature in 2015 know poverty first-hand, and the fight it takes to emerge from it. Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, was raised...
2014/10/06 23:49
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A tale of two uke clubs Just to be clear, the informal group of ukulele players that strum at the harbor is known as "Sons of the Beach." The Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz meets the third Thursday of...
2014/10/23 05:05
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