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WASHINGTON - MARCH 11:  Neel Kashkari, acting interim assistant secretary for financial stabilization at the Treasury Department, testifies before the House Domestic Policy Subcommittee during a hearing on Capitol Hill March 11, 2009 in Washington, DC. Kashkari answered questions about the TARP, or Troubled Asset Relief Program, and heard complaints from both Republicans and Democrats that few people know where exactly the money is being spent.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kashkari To Court Middle-Class Voters In Longshot Gubernatorial Campaign

Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari says he will focus on issues that affect middle-class Californians in his longshot campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.

06/04/2014

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Challenger Mike Hestrin Takes Early Lead Against Incumbent Paul Zellerbach In RivCo DA Race

Hestrin held 54.17 percent of votes to Zellerbach’s 45.83 percent, with 103,000 ballots tabulated and 22 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Registrar of Voters’ website.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/03/2014

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Candidates For LA County Board Of Supervisors Make Last-Minute Push For Votes

KCAL9’s Dave Bryan spoke with leading candidates Bobby Shriver, Sheila Kuehl and John Duran as they prepared for the final stretch in the race to represent residents of the Westside.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/02/2014

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California’s Top 2 Primary Yields Surprising Races

Republican Party leaders do not seriously expect to defeat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall, yet the GOP governor’s contest is the most high-profile race on Tuesday’s statewide primary ballot.

06/02/2014

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California GOP Governor’s Primary Race A Dead Heat

The poll, released Sunday, shows Republican businessman Neel Kashkari is running neck and neck with state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly in the race to challenge Brown in the November general election.

06/01/2014

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RivCo DA Candidate Denies ‘Deadbeat Dad’ Claims In Political Opponent’s Ad

The ad, sponsored by Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach, who is running for re-election, claims Mike Hestrin twice had to be “ordered to support the daughter he tried to financially abandon.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2014

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LA County Sheriff Candidates Want Paul Tanaka Out Over Federal Corruption Probe

The fallout from the revelation that one of the leading candidates is the subject of a federal investigation was very much in evidence at a candidate forum in Porter Ranch Tuesday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/20/2014

John Odom returned to Boston on the anniversary of the bombings that changed his life. (credit: CBS)

Torrance Man Nearly Killed In Boston Bombings Returns To City For Marathon

A Torrance man who was critically injured in last year’s Boston bombings has returned to the city for the marathon.

04/20/2014

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More Latino Than White Students Admitted To UC

More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state’s premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a majority of students in public schools.

04/18/2014

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Officials Tighten LA Marathon Security In Wake Of Boston Bombings

Tighter security measures will be in place Sunday for the ASICS Los Angeles Marathon in the wake of last year’s Boston bombings.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/07/2014

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Laguna Beach Millionaire Wants To Be California’s Next Governor

“Keep the government out of our homes, out of our hospitals, out of our bedrooms,” he says.

01/24/2014

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was accused last July of making unwanted sexual advances by over a dozen female alleged vicitims. (credit: Bill Wechter/Getty Images)

Filner Casts Short Shadow In San Diego Mayor Race

Bob Filner’s disgraced exit amid a flurry of sexual harassment allegations gives Republicans another chance — but don’t expect anyone to dwell on the former mayor as the campaign to replace him kicks into high gear.

11/02/2013

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DOJ Says Racial Policy In Calif. Prisons Breaks Law

California is violating the federal Constitution when it punishes prison inmates after a riot based on their race, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/18/2013

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‘The Amazing Race’ Returns With New Cast

The CBS competition series is back for its 23rd installment, with 11 new teams embarking on a race around the world for a chance at winning $1 million.

08/29/2013

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8th-Grader Shows Immense Spirit Of Sportsmanship During School Race

An eighth-grader showed his immense spirit of sportsmanship toward a fellow classmate during a school race last week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/04/2013

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