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Calif. legislature passes far-reaching homeowner safeguards

With the legislature's passage July 2 of a far-reaching Homeowner's Bill of Rights, California is moving to lead the country in the fight against foreclosure abuse.

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Calif. leading on Affordable Care Act

Roughly half and two-thirds of currently uninsured Californians will be covered through the ACA. It's expected to bring the state some $15 billion in federal funds each year.

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Parents occupy Oakland school to protest closures

Parents and teachers occupying Lakeview Elementary School since June 15 say they plan to stay until the district agrees to keep their school and four others open, reversing its decision to close them as of the end of the school year.

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Plastic bags to be banned in LA

In what seems to be part of a steadily increasing effort to find, Los Angeles will become the largest city to ban plastic bags at grocery stores.

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Oaklanders demand justice for Trayvon Martin

Protesters, many wearing hoodies and carrying Skittles and cans of iced tea, gathered in front of City Hall March 26 to express solidarity with the family of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

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Millions of Californians now benefit from health care law

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments by Affordable Care Act's opponents, including 26 states, other states are already putting parts of the law into practice as they look toward full implementation in 2014.

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California looks to pass Homeowner's Bill of Rights

In a counterattack against Wall Street, grassroots groups and state leaders  joined forces to exact significant concessions from the big banks.

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Calif. students rally to save higher education

Signs proclaimed, "Save our university!" "Cut fees now, save public education!" and "Millionaires tax of 2012,"

Court hears new challenge to anti-affirmative action measure

Driver said 209 made possible "resegregation of higher education" and a "new Jim Crow" in California.

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Marriage equality moves forward in California

A federal appeals court ruled Feb. 7 that California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

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