California Politics

Oralia Sandoval, center, holds her son Benjamin, 6, as she participates in an Immigrants Day of Action rally, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed offering government-funded health care benefits to immigrant adults ages 19 to 25 who are living in the country illegally. State Sen. Maria Elena Durazo, D-Los Angeles, has proposed a bill to expand that further to include seniors age 65 and older. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 20, 2019 - 6:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lilian Serrano's mother-in-law had lots of stomach problems, but she always blamed food. Doctors at a San Diego-area clinic suspected Genoveva Angeles might have cancer, but they could not say for sure because they did not have the equipment to test for it and Angeles, who...
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San Francisco mayor London Breed speaks to reporters after meeting with first responders during an emergency preparedness meeting on July 12, 2018 in San Francisco.
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Margie Shafer
May 20, 2019 - 2:23 pm
The debate over a police raid of a San Francisco freelance journalist's home in the wake of a leaked police report has taken some new political twists.
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 file photo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a cast member in the upcoming film "Terminator: Dark Fate," discusses the film during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas. New video on Saturday, May 18, 2019 shows actor Arnold Schwarzenegger being assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa. It shows the 71-year-old standing and filming children at a sporting event in Johannesburg when a man makes a flying kick into his back. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 18, 2019 - 10:04 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old appeared to quickly recover and say "I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my Snapchat." Video shows the former California governor standing and filming...
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Facial Recognition Software
Facial Recognition Software (Photo credit: Carline Jean/ Sun Sentinel/TNS/Sipa USA)
Carrie Hodousek
May 15, 2019 - 6:37 am
San Francisco city leaders have voted to ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology.
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed, right, endorses Kimberly Ellis, third from left, as chair of the California Democratic Party.
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Matt Bigler
May 13, 2019 - 2:21 pm
The California Democratic Party is scheduled to hold its big convention later this month, but Bay Area Democrats are trying to head off a sexual harassment controversy within the party in advance of the convention.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures towards boxes of tampons and diapers after proposing to eliminate from the state sales tax on such products in his upcoming state budget during a news conference, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. The tax cuts are part of a "parents' agenda" Newsom is pursuing, and he plans to unveil a revised state budget later this week. Newsom was, accompanied by his wife, first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, center, Southern California Democratic Assemblywoman Monique Limon, right, and others.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 07, 2019 - 4:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, unveiled Tuesday what they call a "parents' agenda," including proposals to end the sales tax on tampons and diapers and to use revenue from legal marijuana sales to expand child care programs. "The...
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This Thursday, May 2, 2019, photo shows a sign posted on a door alerting customers that cash is not accepted at Freshroll Vietnamese Rolls and Bowls in San Francisco. San Francisco is about to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash in payment for goods, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a practice that critics say discriminates against the poor. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 06, 2019 - 10:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is about to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a growing paperless practice that critics say discriminates against low-income people who may not have access to credit cards. The Board of...
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Ex-Rep. Ellen Tauscher who represented parts of the East Bay has died. Her family confirmed her death on April 30, 2019.
KCBS Radio Morning News
April 30, 2019 - 10:03 am
Ellen Tauscher, who became a familiar name in Bay Area politics after serving seven terms in Congress and accepting a position in the Obama administration, has died. She was 67.
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San Jose City Councilman Raul Peralez
San Jose City Council
Matt Bigler
April 29, 2019 - 10:48 am
A San Jose city councilman and his family were recently booted from their rental home.
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Migrant who was part of caravan is arrested in Tijuana
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Doug Sovern
April 26, 2019 - 12:15 am
As Mexican authorities pull more migrants out of caravans, deporting them to their home countries, desperate Central Americans are returning to some older methods to try to reach the United States. That includes handing over their life savings to so-called "coyotes" who smuggle them across the...
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