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Union construction jobs at stake Nov. 2

Midterm elections are next week and union construction jobs are up for grabs in California. Nonunion building contractors in the state, hungry for a bigger share of public sector projects in the wake of the building bust, have taken their fight with labor to the ballot box.

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Calif. Republican faces sharp challenge

California's 3rd congressional district is emerging as one place where an incumbent Republican is on shaky ground in the Nov. 2 midterm elections.

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Undocumented nanny takes on Republican governor wannabe

Meg Whitman's former nanny and housekeeper accused the billionaire Republican candidate of having "treated me like garbage." 

 

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California's top congressional race a toss up

In California's most competitive congressional race, the differences between incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney and contender Republican David Harmer could not be starker.

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Berkeley campus heats up

Over 1,000 students, campus workers and faculty packed Sproul Plaza, historic protest site on the University of California campus, Oct. 7, chanting "Whose university? Our university!"

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Golden State hanging on by its fingernails

California’s budget may be about to stagger over the finish line, nearly 100 days late - but it won't be pretty.

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California takes lead in health care reform

California has taken the lead among states in implementing the health care reform legislation passed by Congress last March.

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Ballot prop to legalize pot gets everyone's attention

If you want voters to pay attention to propositions, try putting one on the ballot to legalize pot. 

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“Ageing and raging” seniors demand Calif. budget

There were signs: "So they take from the sick and the poor!" "Seniors count - seniors care!" "Ageing and raging!" and there were songs: "Let's put the home care in and take the tax cuts out!"

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Jobs and sustainable future threatened by California's Prop. 23

Whichever way  California's Proposition 23 goes in the November elections so could go green jobs, government and private investment in clean technology, and a sustainable economy.

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