California Politics

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2015 file photo, California Highway Patrol Officer J. Nelson stands outside the governor's office as protestors shouting "black lives matter" block the hallway while successfully demanding the passage of AB953, in Sacramento, Calif. California’s first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that the board overseeing the tally wants departments to make changes to encourage more people to come forward. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
March 10, 2019 - 9:23 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that the board overseeing the tally wants departments to make changes to encourage more people to come forward. The panel's most recent...
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Critics say that Burnett Academy middle school should change its name to avoid association with Peter Burnett, the first governor of California who had racist views.
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Jennifer Hodges
March 06, 2019 - 2:12 pm
A San Jose middle school may change its name because of its connection to California's first governor, a politician who promoted racist and xenophobic policies.
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San Francisco Ferry Building
San Francisco Ferry Building (Photo credit: Eugene Berman)
Margie Shafer
February 26, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Flood, drought, wildfire, extreme heat, and trees dying by the millions: California has endured seemingly biblical impacts from an increasingly chaotic climate. In response, the city of San Francisco is on the verge of declaring a climate emergency.
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Jessica Patterson, candidate for chair of the California Republican Party, speaks to delegates after her nomination during the party convention in Sacramento, Calif.,
AP Photo/Steve Yeater
February 24, 2019 - 2:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hurting California Republicans chose a party insider Sunday to lead them forward after their party suffered stinging defeats in 2018, rejecting two candidates backed by activists who favored a stronger embrace of President Donald Trump. The California Republican Party's...
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Highway Freeway Roadway Overpass
KCBS Radio Overnight News
February 20, 2019 - 3:41 pm
A Southern California lawmaker has proposed that the state create new sections of highway where drivers can go as fast as they please. State Sen. John Moorlach (R-Orange County) has proposed building new lanes on northbound and southbound Interstate 5 and State Highway 99 from Bakersfield to...
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
February 13, 2019 - 3:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO — Facing strong headwinds from a recent Supreme Court ruling, union membership in the state of California has fallen to a 14-year low. An analysis by the Southern California News Group found a more than 3 percent drop in membership statewide in the last year. Nationally, there was a ...
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Doug Sovern
February 13, 2019 - 12:10 pm
At his first State of the State Address, Governor Gavin Newsom made several breaks with his predecessor, Jerry Brown, including a narrowing of the scope of the state’s contentious high speed rail project . Newsom also spurred a major shift for California’s water policies, and called for the...
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An aide to Sen. Kamala Harris says fake accounts regularly pop up on Facebook that seek to spread false information about the California senator.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
February 06, 2019 - 12:04 pm
A new Quinnipiac University Poll out this morning finds former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris are creating about equal amounts of excitement among Democratic voters.
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KCBS Radio Morning News
February 01, 2019 - 10:47 am
Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown described his past romantic relationship with Sen. Kamala Harris "as a real love affair" and a "great friendship" that lasted two to three years.
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Mike Colgan
January 30, 2019 - 8:27 am
A group of Democratic state lawmakers are calling for an investigation into why California drivers have been inexplicably paying an extra 20 cents or more per gallon of gasoline for years.
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