California Politics

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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.
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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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A migrant is taken into custody by Mexican police
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Doug Sovern
April 25, 2019 - 12:15 am
In recent days, Mexico has been cracking down on migrant caravans, arresting and deporting more of the immigrants moving through the country toward the United States. But in Central America, KCBS Political Reporter Doug Sovern found out that the Mexican government was already getting tough on those...
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FILE - This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo shows a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. Hundreds of opponents of mandatory vaccines are opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. They plan to pack the first legislative hearing Wednesday, April 24, 2019 on a bill that proponents say would stem bogus exemptions granted in many cases by doctors who are paid to excuse students from vaccinations. Supporters say pockets of unvaccinated students help to spread measles. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 24, 2019 - 3:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of critics of mandatory vaccines were in Sacramento Wednesday opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. They packed the first...
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Salvadoran student Luis depends on US aid for his coding education
Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio
Doug Sovern
April 24, 2019 - 12:15 am
President Trump is trying to eliminate U.S. aid to the three countries that make up Central America's "Northern Triangle," because he doesn't think they're doing enough to keep their people from migrating to the United States. But in El Salvador, KCBS Radio Political Reporter Doug Sovern discovered...
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