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Calif. governor: "No time for politics as usual"

Gov. Jerry Brown invoked the struggles for democracy in Egypt and Tunisia as he called for "turning to the people" for "a clear mandate"

Sacramentans weigh in on governor’s budget plan

Brown has proposed a combination of more than $12 billion in cuts plus extending last years' temporary increase in income and sales taxes for several more years.

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On "Citizens United" anniversary, calls to overturn Supreme Court decision

Thousands demanded that the Supreme Court overturn its decision to give corporations the rights of citizens.

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Single payer still alive in California

Single payer legislation has passed the California legislature three times already, but was vetoed each time. Now activists hope the fourth time will be a charm.

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At King birthday rally, elected officials urge grassroots involvement

Bay area elected officials addressed a crowd that packed the great hall at International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 6 to honor the great civil rights and peace leader.

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Blue Shield rate hike sparks calls for regulation

With Blue Shield threatening to jack premiums 59 percent, consumers, elected officials and others are demanding legislation to control outrageous insurance rate hikes.

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Health reform helps Californians, repeal would be costly

The California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) has released a report detailing what would happen to Californians if repeal happens.

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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.

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