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Campaign 2014

Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino,  January 30, 2014 (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Amid Drought, Gov. Brown Sends $7.5 Billion Bipartisan Water Plan To November Ballot

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a $7.5 billion bipartisan water plan, acting swiftly after it was passed by both houses of the Legislature to place it on California’s November ballot.

08/13/2014

Screenshot of tweets from political consultant Jay Reed, who once worked on Dave Cortese's campaign for San Jose mayor. (CBS)

San Jose Mayoral Candidate Fires Campaign Advisor Over Inappropriate Tweets

A personal Twitter account is likely to blame for costing a communications expert his job as a consultant for a South Bay politician.

08/06/2014

(Screenshot image of video from Katie Heagerty Zazueta's FB)

‘Banana Pants Bandit’ In San Jose Is Caught On Camera Stealing Campaign Sign

A woman wearing bright yellow pants was recorded last week by surveillance cameras removing campaign sign from a San Jose family’s front yard in a video that has gone viral.

07/08/2014

Rebecca Kaplan

Oakland Mayoral Hopeful Rebecca Kaplan Faces Backlash For Leaving Behind Trash After Announcing Candidacy

Some people in East Oakland said City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan used their community as a prop for political advancement, but did nothing to help them. Now, they’re taking action to make sure she won’t be their next mayor.

06/20/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (L) and California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari visit a flower shop in San Francisco, June 13, 2014 (CBS)

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Raising Cash In Bay Area, Boosting Kashkari’s Gubernatorial Campaign

Governor Chris Christie continued his California swing in the Bay Area Friday by touring San Francisco with California gubernatorial challenger Neel Kashkari. The Republican duo visited a local flower shop on Seventh Street. The visit was expected to give added visibility to Kashkari’s campaign against Jerry Brown.

06/13/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Proposes To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour By 2018

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday afternoon introduced a proposed measure that would gradually bump San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by July 2018.

06/10/2014

Rebecca Kaplan making her announcement that she is running for mayor in East Oakland on June 5, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan Joins Crowded Oakland Mayor’s Race

Kaplan becomes the 17th candidate, joining an already crowded field of candidates looking to unseat Mayor Jean Quan in November.

06/05/2014

Low Voter Turnout

At Least 770,000 Ballots Outstanding From California’s Primary Election

At least 770,000 ballots have not yet been counted from California’s primary election. The secretary of state’s office posted a partial tally Thursday afternoon that shows the totals of outstanding ballots in 24 of California’s 58 counties.

06/05/2014

San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco Supervisors To Face Each Other In Runoff For State Assembly Seat

Two San Francisco supervisors will face each other in a runoff race for one of the city’s state assembly seats this November following Tuesday’s primary election.

06/04/2014

(CBS)

California GOP Savors Some Surprises From June Primary

Apathetic Democrats who didn’t bother to vote undercut party candidates in California, where Republicans eager to send an Election Day rebuke to President Barack Obama and Sacramento Democrats made their mark in key races.

06/04/2014

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