California Politics

Tom Steyer speaks to reporters during a campaign stop at Manny's, a popular destination for candidates, in San Francisco on July 17, 2019.
Doug Sovern/KCBS Radio
July 18, 2019 - 11:18 am
Democratic billionaire Tom Steyer came out swinging against President Donald Trump when he drew a packed house to a San Francisco cafe for the first local event of his fledgling presidential campaign on Wednesday.
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avin Newsom speaks during election night event on November 6, 2018 in Los Angeles.
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Doug Sovern
July 12, 2019 - 2:04 pm
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law his sweeping plan to change how California pays for wildfire damage and regulates utilities, while also revealing his pick to be the state's top utility watchdog.
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Eric Swalwell announces on July 8, 2019 that he has ended his bid for presidency
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Doug Sovern
July 08, 2019 - 4:53 pm
Rep. Eric Swalwell became the first Democrat to withdraw from the party's crowded field of candidates seeking the 2020 presidential nomination on Monday when he announced at his campaign headquarters that he'd instead focus on retaining his seat in Congress.
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State Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco introduces a proposal to increase a rebate for electric car buyers in California.
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Melissa Culross
July 08, 2019 - 2:38 pm
A proposal introduced on Monday byAssemblyman Phil Ting would triple the rebate for customers buying electric cars and eliminate a flaw with the current rebate program that sometimes creates a waiting list for consumers applying for rebates.
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Anti-ICE protesters marched on Market Street in San Francisco
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Matt Bigler
July 05, 2019 - 11:12 am
A group of noisy demonstrators blocked the entrance to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office in San Francisco on Friday in an effort to draw attention to what they called inhumane conditions in border detention centers.
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Homeless street waste is a major focus for San Francisco city leaders.
Matt Bigler/KCBS
Matt Bigler
July 04, 2019 - 8:11 am
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco is more aggressively trying to reduce the problem of human waste fouling city streets with a pilot program that introduces public restrooms. "We have seven new pit stops that are going to be rolled out, so we need a lot more places for people to go to the bathroom as...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom rebutted comments from President Trump that problems in San Francisco and Los Angeles were caused by liberals.
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Matt Bigler
July 02, 2019 - 2:04 pm
While touring an affordable housing complex under construction in Emeryville, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he disagreed with President Trump's recent characterization of San Francisco and Los Angeles as cities that are being "ruined" by homelessness.
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Alice Rainwater (C) get her blood pressure checked by licensed vocational nursing student Alisa Humphrey (R) as part of a free health care service at the Care Harbor clinic at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on September 27, 2012 in Los Angeles.
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Matt Bigler
June 10, 2019 - 12:00 am
A plan to have California taxpayers cover the health care costs of young adults in the country illegally is being met with mixed reactions in the Bay Area.
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Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio
Doug Sovern
June 03, 2019 - 6:00 pm
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California was among the presidential candidates who sat down with KCBS Radio Political Reporter Doug Sovern at this weekend's state Democratic convention in San Francisco. Harris said she's not concerned about lagging in the polls, even in California, where's she...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves before speaking during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 01, 2019 - 7:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic presidential hopefuls took rival Joe Biden's absence at a California state party gathering Saturday as a chance to take subtle digs at the former vice president and craft themselves as better positioned to bring Democrats into the future. "Some say if we all just...
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