California Politics

A member of the Richmond, California chapter of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) walks by an abandoned garage during a bus tour of foreclosed and blighted properties on July 13, 2012 in Richmond, California.
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Doug Sovern
August 08, 2019 - 9:17 am
Hundreds of millions of dollars would be dedicated to rental assistance and fighting home foreclosures in California under a new plan trumpeted by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during the California Democrats 2019 State Convention at the Moscone Center on June 01, 2019 in San Francisco.
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Doug Sovern
August 08, 2019 - 8:29 am
Gov. Gavin Newsom isn't surprised that he's a presidential Twitter target again, but he's choosing not to escalate his latest war of words with President Donald Trump.
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President Donald Trump walks off Marine One at the White House after spending the weekend at the G20 Summit and meeting Kim Jong Un, in the DMZ on June 30, 2019.
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August 07, 2019 - 9:08 am
President Trump denounced a new California law that requires presidential candidates to release their income tax returns. Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday that the law, signed last week by Gov. Newsom, is "ridiculous" and "unconstitutional." During the 2016 presidential election, Trump steadfastly...
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San Jose city hall rotunda.
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Mike Colgan
July 31, 2019 - 4:25 pm
An initiative drive is being launched in the South Bay to move San Jose mayoral elections to presidential election years in an attempt to drive up voter turnout.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a Keep America Great rally on July 17, 2019 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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KCBS Radio Midday News
July 30, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Candidates looking to appear in California's presidential primary must release their tax returns under a law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday. The measure clearly takes aim at President Donald Trump who was the first major party nominee since Gerald Ford in 1976 to withhold his tax returns ...
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Harald Vaernes, operations manager at Christopher Ranch, pulls out a clove of garlic in Gilroy, Calif., on January 9, 2019.
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Holly Quan
July 25, 2019 - 5:08 pm
In the heart of California's $20 billion agricultural industry, there are tiny, low-income communities that have to survive on bottled water. That’s because their local systems are too small and can’t upgrade their facilities to adequately filter out the pesticides and contaminants from their local...
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Election Polling Place Station. Government, booth
Election Polling Place Station. Government, booth (Photo credit: Jixue Yang)
Patti Reising
July 25, 2019 - 3:12 pm
The state of California is looking for a few good men and women with strong analytical skills and lots of patience for its Citizens Redistricting Commission. The commission was created by California voters in 2008, authorizing a panel to draw the boundaries for the district maps of members of...
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In this handout photo provided by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, staff members dismantle the death row lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison on March 13, 2019 in San Quentin, California.
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Jeffrey Schaub
July 25, 2019 - 9:53 am
Despite a moratorium on capital punishment, California prosecutors continue to pursue death-penalty cases.
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Tom Steyer speaks to reporters during a campaign stop at Manny's, a popular destination for candidates, in San Francisco on July 17, 2019.
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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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