California Politics

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All News KCBS Radio
November 08, 2019 - 12:27 pm
The race for San Francisco District Attorney is still too close to call.
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has sued the Trump Administration nearly 40 times and claims the legal battles are having a positive impact.
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Jeffrey Schaub
November 06, 2019 - 4:12 pm
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra says he is taking Facebook to court.
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All News KCBS Radio
November 05, 2019 - 2:42 pm
It’s not unusual for PG&E to spend money lobbying. Last year the utility spent nearly $10 million to push its agenda with officials in Sacramento This year, even in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings, PG&E still spent more than $1.3 million from July to September, more than twice as much...
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Nov. 18, 2018; Chico, CA, USA; The Camp Fire burned so quickly through the town of Paradise that little remains recognizable from the businesses that once lined the streets near the heart of the town.
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Holly Quan
November 04, 2019 - 1:46 pm
It was after the Camp Fire when President Trump first blamed California's wildfires on forest mismanagement. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that Gov. Gavin Newsom has "done a terrible job on forest management" and “I told him from the first day we met that he must ‘clean’ his forest floors regardless of...
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ire retardant lingers in the air after being dropped by a plane ahead of the Kincade Fire on October 29, 2019 in Healdsburg.
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All News KCBS Radio
October 29, 2019 - 11:06 pm
As the Kincade Fire burns through the North Bay, the state senator representing the areas ravaged by 2018’s Camp Fire has introduced legislation aimed at preparing for the threat of wildfires and widespread power outages. Jim Nielsen, the Republican state senator representing Paradise and its...
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OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 06: An Oakland Police patrol car sits in front of the Oakland Police headquarters on December 6, 2012 in Oakland, California. Oakland City officials have come to an agreement to forfeit broad power over the Oakland Police Department
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All News KCBS Radio
October 21, 2019 - 2:23 pm
Former Oakland City Councilman Wilson Riles Junior is fighting back against criminal charges, after he said he had attempted to resolve an argument at the city's Planning and Zoning Department earlier this month.
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San Francisco mayoral candidate Ellen Zhou has been criticized for displaying this billboard.
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Bob Butler
October 21, 2019 - 12:53 pm
San Francisco mayoral candidate Ellen Lee Zhou is under fire for campaign billboards that elected officials have compalained have racist imagery.
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Medical marijuana advocates were hoping for passage of a bill on Sept. 26, 2019 that would eliminate taxes on cannabis given to patients through 'compassion" programs.
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Matt Bigler
September 26, 2019 - 1:51 pm
There's been an unintended consequence of legalizing recreational marijuana in California. Some medical pot shops are shutting down because they can't pay state taxes. But a bill on the Governor's desk could keep those pot clubs open for patients who are sick or dying.
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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres talks with U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting on religious freedom at U.N. headquarters on September 23, 2019 in New York City.
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Doug Sovern
September 23, 2019 - 2:44 pm
As President Donald Trump issues a new denial that he did anything wrong in his phone call with Ukraine's president , Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is calling his behavior "a grave new chapter of lawlessness." That one phone call has spurred a sudden, renewed momentum for impeachment among...
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All News KCBS Radio
September 19, 2019 - 2:32 pm
A federal judge on Thursday has stopped a California law motivated by President Trump's 2016 campaign that would have required presidential candidates reveal their tax records before qualifying for the state primary. The ruling is a victory for Trump who broke with tradition in 2016 and declined to...
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