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California governor: budget “will take sacrifice”

Brown told a Capitol says his budget "will take sacrifice from every sector of California."

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Jean Quan becomes first Asian American woman to lead major U.S. city

In a ceremony marking several "firsts," Jean Quan, a former labor organizer and school board and city council member, was inaugurated Oakland's 49th mayor Jan. 3.

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LA neighborhood councils fight vehicle confiscations

The South Central Neighborhood Council joined other groups calling for an end to the impoundment of unlicensed drivers' cars at traffic stops, charging that the practice targets poor, minority and immigrant communities.

Families arrested at bank in foreclosure protest [with video]

Several families moved their belongings outside of a Chase Bank branch in an act of civil disobedience - and were arrested.

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Supreme Court hears case for Calif. prisoners' rights

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Nov. 30 in the long legal battle over the rights of California prison inmates to decent health care.

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Riders say, give us back our buses!

Alameda and Contra Costa counties facing a $56 million budget shortfall have cut service but  riders say no way!

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KPFA workers fight sudden layoffs

Pacifica management recently laid off the entire staff of the station's highly popular Morning Show, which airs weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. at 94.1 FM.

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California ballot measures: ecology wins, marijuana loses

Voters returned decidely mixed results from the nine propositions on the Nov. 2 ballot.

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California defies national election trend

California Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate and state governor trounced their Republican contenders in what a month before the elections were considered toss-up races.

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Fight brews over state child care funds

Parents, child care providers and Democratic state legislators are waging a dramatic battle to reverse one of Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's most controversial line item vetoes.

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