California Politics

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Doug Sovern
April 17, 2019 - 10:51 am
In his first 100 days as California's governor, Gavin Newsom has surprised some observers with how he's handled his first three months.
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Doug Sovern
April 10, 2019 - 4:15 am
Gov. Newsom’s three-day trip to this Central American country was billed as an exploration of the root causes of migration, an unprecedented and controversial departure from the trade junkets of governors past. But by journey’s end, it was sounding more like the overseas missions of his...
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Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio
Doug Sovern
April 10, 2019 - 4:15 am
Gov. Newsom’s three-day trip to this Central American country was billed as an exploration of the root causes of migration, an unprecedented and controversial departure from the trade junkets of governors past. But by journey’s end, it was sounding more like the overseas missions of his...
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Congressman Eric Swalwell
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Tim Ryan
April 09, 2019 - 1:12 pm
Rep. Eric Swalwell's decision to run for president as a long shot candidate will potentially create a lot of competition for his seat in the House of Representatives.
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Doug Sovern
April 09, 2019 - 12:15 am
Newsom came to El Salvador Sunday to learn the root causes of migration from Central America's Northern Triangle. After only two days here, he said he's already achieved his goal. "I feel very empowered," he told KCBS Radio.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom with his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom attend a roundtable discussion with Central American community leaders at the Clinica Monsenor Oscar Romero in Los Angeles Thursday, March 28, 2019. Newsom said Thursday he will travel to El Salvador in April to discuss the poverty and violence that's causing waves of migrants to seek asylum in the United States. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 28, 2019 - 9:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will travel to El Salvador in April to discuss the poverty and violence that's causing waves of migrants to seek asylum in the United States. It will be Newsom's first international trip as governor and his latest effort to position...
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Doug Sovern
March 26, 2019 - 2:26 pm
California Sen. Kamala Harris rolled out the first major policy proposal of her nascent presidential campaign by calling for giving teachers a significant raise with federal tax revenue.
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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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