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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Challengers Take Direct Aim At Quan During Oakland Mayoral Debate

A crowded field of 10 candidates shared the microphone Wednesday night in the latest Oakland mayoral debate at City Hall with many of the nine challengers taking direct aim at Mayor Jean Quan.

05/22/2014

Arsenio Hall (credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Arsenio Hall Launches Fundraiser To Buy The Clippers

Talk show host has thrown himself into the ring to purchase the team, but needs to raise some money first…

05/20/2014

Neel Kashkari. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Kashkari Spends $500,000 Out of Pocket for Campaign Ads

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is ponying up $500,000 of his own money and launching his first television ads of the campaign.

05/05/2014

BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

Unions Spending Big To Defeat ‘Ban BART Strike’ Politician In State Assembly Run

Last year’s Bay Area Rapid Transit strikes are a central issue in one Bay Area election this year, as State Assembly candidate Steve Glazer faces an unlikely opponent for democrats, organized labor.

04/28/2014

Mobile Twitter (credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

NYC Police Twitter Campaign Backfires, Spreads To California Departments

Taking their cue from tweets bashing the New York Police Department, Twitter critics of police in the Bay Area and Los Angeles have been posting photos of people roughed up or injured in scuffles with officers.

04/23/2014

Money Roll

KCBS In Depth: Money In Politics

Daniel Newman, co-founder president of Maplight.org, says there is more deregulation to come from the U.S. Supreme Court and their decisions in regards to unleashing money in politics.

04/07/2014

Images seen on the wall at the Oakland tourism center. (CBS)

Oakland Hoping To Shed Shady Image With Portland Tourism Campaign

Oakland is hoping to shed its shady image by launching a public relations campaign to attract tourists.

04/03/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Despite Allowing Fracking, Gov. Brown Considers Self ‘Missionary’ On Climate Change

Gov. Brown made a passionate speech on climate change, but he’s accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from the oil and gas industry on his re-election campaign.

04/01/2014

State Senator Leland Yee during his campaign for San Francisco mayor on November 7, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

MapLight Website Pores Over Political Contributions To Leland Yee

With the arrest of state Senator Leland Yee this week on corruption and gun trafficking charges, the website MapLight has been following the money trail, in terms of his political campaigns.

03/27/2014

Leland Yee arrives at the San Francisco Federal Building in custody. (CBS)

State Sen. Leland Yee Arrested, Accused In Conspiracy Involving Arms Trafficking, Campaign Fraud

Democratic State Senator Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday morning in a series of federal raids in the Bay Area and Sacramento targeting an alleged corruption conspiracy involving arms trafficking and campaign fraud to fund his campaign for Secretary of State.

03/26/2014

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