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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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Utility faces probes after tragic gas pipe blast

OAKLAND, Calif. - After a gas pipe explosion devastated a residential neighborhood in a San Francisco suburb Sept. 9, killing at least four residents, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident while state regulators are ordering Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to inspect its entire natural gas transmission system and report how much it is spending on pipeline safety.

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New study reveals discriminatory mortgage practices

California's Latino and African American homeowners experience twice the rate of foreclosures than that of non-Hispanic whites, a recent report found.

Polls show GOP "tsunami" not happening

Three polls out yesterday, like the Gallup poll released a day earlier, show that the predicted Republican wave in the mid-term elections could be failing to materialize.

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