California Politics

PG&E crews carry out repair work in Paradise, CA
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KCBS Radio Morning News
May 30, 2019 - 8:40 am
Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Democratic leaders are taking a hands-off approach towards a state commission's recommendation to change the liability standard for major utilities with regard to wildfires. California's current legal standard requires utilities, such as Pacific Gas and Electric, to pay...
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Former U.S. Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign kickoff rally, May 18, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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May 28, 2019 - 7:34 pm
More than a dozen Democratic presidential candidates will invade the Bay Area this week for the California Democratic Convention at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
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May 27, 2019 - 11:53 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California has acknowledged taking a photo with a dead combatant during his time as a Marine as he defended a Navy SEAL charged with multiple war crimes. The Union-Tribune reports the Republican congressman made the comments during a town hall Saturday in...
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Margie Shafer
May 27, 2019 - 10:12 am
Gov. Gavin Newsom is still promoting the idea of building of more housing across the state, even though legislation tackling zoning restrictions has been set aside for the year.
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Downtown San Jose
Matt Bigler
May 24, 2019 - 10:12 am
A plan to increase security at San Jose City Hall is getting heavy pushback from local activists. Some city leaders have proposed installing metal detectors outside of the council chambers after a protest in December revealed what they call an oversight in the building’s security.
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A large pink triangle is seen behind a rainbow flag during a gay pride celebration on June 27, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
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Jenna Lane
May 23, 2019 - 10:28 am
When the city of Dublin celebrates LGBTQ Pride next month, it will do so without flying the rainbow flag at City Hall.
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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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