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2014/10/24 05:02
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SAN FRANCISCO – The statewide election that could end up as one of the closest and most expensive in California this fall is for an office many voters probably have only the dimmest awareness of:...
2014/10/24 05:02
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2014/10/23 23:58
2014/10/23 23:58
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As the election draws closer, outside groups are spending aggressively in the close race for state superintendent of public instruction. A new radio ad from an independent expenditure funded primarily...
2014/10/23 19:58
2014/10/23 19:58
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Oil companies, unions, hospitals and other political special interests have pumped more than $31.4 million into California statewide and legislative contests on the Nov. 4 ballot, state independent...
2014/10/23 19:44
2014/10/23 19:44
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SACRAMENTO — Anyone who wonders why the most significant statewide race this election season is for superintendent of public instruction should peruse a blood-pressure-raising Superior Court decision...
2014/10/23 14:45
2014/10/23 14:45
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OK, students, listen up. For today's political science class, we're going to break up into teams to study the 16th Assembly District race. If you favor labor unions, high-speed rail and BART workers'...
2014/10/21 13:46
2014/10/21 13:46
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Aside from English and Spanish, Californians will now be able to choose between Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese, according to a statement from Asian American’s...
2014/10/20 06:58
2014/10/20 06:58
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The candidates running for a seat on the Elk Grove City Council reflect today’s Elk Grove: young and professional, ambitious and diverse, focused on the community and its future. Planning...
2014/10/20 00:58
2014/10/20 00:58
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It was a first in this election year when Gov. Jerry Brown appeared in a TV ad recently for a state Senate candidate in Southern California. Brown has done little visibly to help other members of his...
2014/10/19 02:58
2014/10/19 02:58
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Gov. Jerry Brown was late, and the children in the audience were not the only ones growing restless. In the back of the room, Paul Hefner, campaign manager for Superintendent of Public Instruction...
2014/10/19 00:44
2014/10/19 00:44
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Editor's note: Marshall Tuck, the former president of a charter school system, is challenging incumbent Tom Torlakson to be the state’s superintendent of public instruction. Both candidates were...
2014/10/19 00:20
2014/10/19 00:20
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Three Humboldt County schools — Sunny Brae Middle School, Dow's Prairie Elementary School and Morris Elementary School — were recently awarded $9,440 each in grants for kitchen and cafeteria...
2014/10/18 07:58
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Nearly five years after California passed the nation’s first “parent trigger” legislation, parents at only a handful of failing schools have taken advantage of the law’s potent remedies in the face of...
2014/10/18 02:49
2014/10/18 02:49
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After school gets out, many children and teens throughout the state head home or hang out in their neighborhoods. But, a survey released Thursday by the Afterschool Alliance shows that about a quarter...
2014/10/16 23:57
2014/10/16 23:57
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California voters will be asked to decide who is going serve in the state's top eight constitutional offices. Three of the incumbents are being forced out by term limits. Here are our recommendations...
2014/10/16 20:58
2014/10/16 20:58
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A union-funded independent expenditure committee Wednesday reported spending almost $170,000 on online ads to help elect state Sen. Alex Padilla as California secretary of state, the most independent...
2014/10/16 07:58
2014/10/16 07:58
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Prisons train criminals Re “Prop. 47 would lighten some crime penalties” (Page A1, Oct. 13): My initial reaction was to vote “no” because reducing felonies to misdemeanors would let many criminals...
2014/10/15 17:33
2014/10/15 17:33
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After hearing from California’s top education official Tuesday, Los Angeles Unified’s school board approved a plan to ensure that students at Jefferson High can graduate and go to college after class...
2014/10/14 20:15
2014/10/14 20:15
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Incumbent Tom Torlakson, who spent eight years as a high school science teacher before entering politics full-time in 1980, is facing a vigorous challenge to his bid for a second term from Marshall...
2014/10/13 23:01
2014/10/13 23:01
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Welcome to the November 2014 edition of a decades-long Bay Guardian tradition: the Clean Slate. The following is a result of many hours of endorsement interviews with candidates and ballot measure...
2014/10/13 13:58
2014/10/13 13:58
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Buried by the barrage of ads on insurance rates and doctor drug-testing, another high-stakes ballot measure is quietly attracting millions in donations ahead of the November election. Proposition 48,...
2014/10/24 05:02
2014/10/24 05:02
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