California Politics

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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Jessica Patterson, candidate for chair of the California Republican Party, speaks to delegates after her nomination during the party convention in Sacramento, Calif.,
AP Photo/Steve Yeater
February 24, 2019 - 2:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hurting California Republicans chose a party insider Sunday to lead them forward after their party suffered stinging defeats in 2018, rejecting two candidates backed by activists who favored a stronger embrace of President Donald Trump. The California Republican Party's...
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Highway Freeway Roadway Overpass
KCBS Radio Overnight News
February 20, 2019 - 3:41 pm
A Southern California lawmaker has proposed that the state create new sections of highway where drivers can go as fast as they please. State Sen. John Moorlach (R-Orange County) has proposed building new lanes on northbound and southbound Interstate 5 and State Highway 99 from Bakersfield to...
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
February 13, 2019 - 3:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO — Facing strong headwinds from a recent Supreme Court ruling, union membership in the state of California has fallen to a 14-year low. An analysis by the Southern California News Group found a more than 3 percent drop in membership statewide in the last year. Nationally, there was a ...
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Doug Sovern
February 13, 2019 - 12:10 pm
At his first State of the State Address, Governor Gavin Newsom made several breaks with his predecessor, Jerry Brown, including a narrowing of the scope of the state’s contentious high speed rail project . Newsom also spurred a major shift for California’s water policies, and called for the...
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An aide to Sen. Kamala Harris says fake accounts regularly pop up on Facebook that seek to spread false information about the California senator.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
February 06, 2019 - 12:04 pm
A new Quinnipiac University Poll out this morning finds former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris are creating about equal amounts of excitement among Democratic voters.
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KCBS Radio Morning News
February 01, 2019 - 10:47 am
Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown described his past romantic relationship with Sen. Kamala Harris "as a real love affair" and a "great friendship" that lasted two to three years.
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Mike Colgan
January 30, 2019 - 8:27 am
A group of Democratic state lawmakers are calling for an investigation into why California drivers have been inexplicably paying an extra 20 cents or more per gallon of gasoline for years.
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California Sen. Kamala Harris appears at a fundraiser for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., of which she is a member, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 in Columbia, S.C. Sen. Kamala Harris returned to South Carolina on Friday, using her first visit to this early-voting state as an official presidential contender to tap into a sorority network that could prove crucial as she develops her campaign. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
January 27, 2019 - 5:37 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she's the kind of leader who can unify the country and would fight for the needs of all Americans. The first-term California senator, who announced her candidacy on Monday, planned a speech at a rally in Oakland, her...
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