California Politics

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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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
April 23, 2019 - 3:03 pm
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo informed city workers that he's rejecting a pay raise of nearly $60,000 that was approved for him by an independent commission. In a memo sent Tuesday , Liccardo said he doesn't think he or future mayor should receive more than 3 percent salary increases, similar to the...
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Matt Bigler
April 23, 2019 - 12:05 pm
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is getting a nearly 30 percent raise while members of the City Council will see their salaries increase by 22 percent.
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Dozens of women, men and their children, many fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras, Guatamala and El Salvador, arrive at a bus station following release from Customs and Border Protection on June 23, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.
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Doug Sovern
April 23, 2019 - 12:15 am
SPECIAL REPORT: President Trump has been exaggerating the presence of the notorious Salvadoran gang MS-13 in caravans bringing migrants to the U.S. border. But in the cities and towns of El Salvador, the gang is a disruptive force, driving migrants to seek asylum in America.Many people forget that...
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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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