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Spending Tops $7M In Nasty East Bay Senate Contest

A special election Tuesday for state Senate is being pitched as a decision about who represents real Democratic values: the state lawmaker and former teacher endorsed by the California Democratic Party, or the Orinda mayor and longtime adviser to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.

05/17/2015

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Warren Lashes GOP 2016 Field, Warns Of ‘American Nightmare’

The Massachusetts senator and favorite of the party’s left wing criticized Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for proposing a double-digit cut in state aid for higher education, while ridiculing Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s economic ideas.

05/16/2015

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Former Assembly Speaker Returns With Ambitious Tax Overhaul

His nicknames include Huggy, Herztie and Hugsberg, child-like monikers that when combined with his freshman status in the state Senate might make it seem Bob Hertzberg is a back-bencher.

05/02/2015

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California Vaccine Bill Sparks Acidic Debate, Comparisons To Nazi Germany

A California bill that would sharply limit vaccination waivers after a Disneyland measles outbreak has generated such an acidic debate that the proposal’s author was under added security this week.

04/10/2015

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Calif. Senate Moves $1B Water Plan Amid Drought

The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate aid to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California.

03/26/2015

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Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

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GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

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West Coast Congress Members Seek Funding For Quake Warning System

Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.

03/24/2015

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Incumbent Councilman Jose Huizar Leads Race For Council Seat

As Los Angeles County primary election results come in, incumbent City Councilman Jose Huizar holds an early lead.

03/03/2015

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Proposals Aim To Reverse Low Voter Turnout In LA

Voter turnout for local elections in L.A. has gotten so bad that officials are proposing having city and school board elections on the same day as presidential and statewide elections.

02/27/2015

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LA City Council Vows To Spend $27M For 40K Miles Of Needed Sidewalk Repairs

City Council has yet to spend $27 million which was set aside to fund the 40,000 miles of required city-wide sidewalk repairs.

02/03/2015

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2 Pasadena City Executives Fired After $6.4M Embezzlement Scheme

Two Pasadena Department of Public Works executives were fired after nearly $6.5 million were embezzled from a fund they oversaw, it was announced Tuesday.

01/20/2015

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Activists Call For Pasadena Controller’s Resignation After $6.4 Million Embezzlement

A number of city activists are calling for Pasadena City Controller Michael Beck to retire following the city’s embezzlement scandal, but he says he’s not going anywhere.

01/12/2015

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on February 26, 2007 in Moscow, Russia. Russian human rights activists oppose a bill in Moscow's city legislature that would allow companies to give prospective employees lie detector tests. (credit: Dima Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images)

California Making Sex Offenders Take Lie-Detector Tests

For the first time, California will make paroled sex offenders take periodic lie detector tests as a way to gauge their behavior patterns and perhaps prevent new sex crimes.

01/08/2015

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