Politics

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer speaks during a news conference about funding for the Federal Aviation Administration at the U.S. Capitol August 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Billionaire Tom Steyer Not Running In Race To Succeed Senator Boxer

Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer says he will not enter the race to succeed California Sen. Barbara Boxer.

01/22/2015

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Protest Brewing Over Karl Rove Appearance At Event Hosted By East Bay Leadership Council

Decrying the former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush as a “war criminal” who defends torture, protesters are planning to gather in front of a Concord hotel tonight where Karl Rove is scheduled to speak.

01/22/2015

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KPIX 5 Poll Finds Strong Bay Area Support For Right-To-Die Bill Among All Age Groups, Party Affiliations

As California lawmakers consider a bill allowing terminally ill patients to obtain life-ending medication, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found strong support of the bill among Bay Area residents.

01/22/2015

University Of California Board Votes On Napolitano Becoming President

UC Board Of Regents Recommend Gov. Brown and Janet Napolitano Form 2-Person Advisory Committee

The University of California’s long range planning committee recommended the formation of a select advisory committee consisting only of Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano on the cost structure of the university in San Francisco on Wednesday.

01/21/2015

Protesters at Libby Schaaf Home

Oakland Mayor Schaaf: MLK Day Protests Outside Her Home Were ‘Legitimate’

A day after protesters staged a pre-dawn demonstration outside of newly inaugurated Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s home on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the mayor responded Tuesday by saying their complaints are legitimate.

01/21/2015

4 Shot Dead In S.F. Hayes Valley

San Francisco Supervisor Calls On African American Community To Turn In Their Kids If They’re Involved In Gun Violence

London Breed said many in the community know what is going on, and who is committing crimes, but refuse to get involved because they come from a culture of not snitching.

01/21/2015

Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

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California Lawmakers To Introduce Right-To-Die Bill, Family Of Brittany Maynard To Voice Support

Lawmakers in Sacramento will introduce right-to-die legislation on Wednesday, which would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients. The debate has been reignited by the recent case of a woman who left the Bay Area for Oregon to end her life.

01/21/2015

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State Of The Union Spanish Translators Have Some Explaining To Do

You don’t have to speak Spanish to realize the subtitles for President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night went horribly wrong.

01/20/2015

The White House (Credit, Randy Yagi)

8 Guests From Around The Country Attend State Of The Union Speech

Obama also met in the Oval Office on Tuesday with four of the letter writers.

01/20/2015

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