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Mojave Air and Space Port (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Pilot Killed In Plane Crash Leads Race For Seat On Mojave Air Space Board

A candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash.

11/11/2014

Peter Liu (City of Oakland)

Gun-Toting, Foul-Mouthed Fringe Candidate Gets Votes In Oakland Mayoral Race

One of the 15 candidates in the Oakland mayor’s race, who gained some notoriety after he was featured in a TV segment by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, managed to glean a few hundred votes despite his views which include the Internet being a tool for masturbation and using horses as a form of alternative urban transportation.

11/05/2014

Under the eyes of city hall and a statue of Frank H. Ogawa, Occupy Oakland protestors camp in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza on November 13, 2011 in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators have issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment and have asked them to leave immediately.  (Photo by Mathew Sumner/Getty Images)

Oakland’s ‘Bottom 8’ Mayoral Candidates Say They’re Not Getting Fair News Coverage

15 candidates are running for mayor of Oakland this election year, but at least eight candidates claim that they don’t get enough media coverage.

10/28/2014

Antioch School Board candidate Jeff Belle (CBS)

Antioch School Board Candidate Feuding With Ex-Wife Tries To Clear Name, But Refuses To Answer Questions

A board of education race in the East Bay which would normally not draw widespread attention is getting more interest over one candidate’s background, and his feud with his ex-wife.

10/22/2014

Tye "Glenn" Champ (Tulare County Sheriff's Office)

Fringe Gubernatorial Candidate Arrested Near Fresno For Allegedly Shooting Neighbor, Killing Horse

A man who ran an unlikely campaign for governor of California earlier this year has been arrested on suspicion of shooting his neighbor in the stomach and killing a horse, officials said Friday.

08/08/2014

State Assembly candidate Clarence Hunt. (CBS)

African-American Campaign Volunteers Claim Racial Profiling During East Bay Canvassing

Some African-American campaign workers going door-to-door in the East Bay may be victims of racial profiling.

06/02/2014

Kathleen Knox

Alameda County Auditor Candidate Withdraws From Race After Felony Charges

Alameda County auditor-controller candidate Kathleen Knox, who faces six felony counts for allegedly lying about where she lives, has withdrawn from the race.

05/19/2014

Kathleen Knox

Alameda County Auditor-Controller Candidate Pleads Not Guilty To 6 Felonies

Alameda County’s auditor-controller candidate Kathleen Knox pleaded not guilty Tuesday to six felony counts for allegedly lying in campaign papers about where she lives.

05/06/2014

A California polling place

Appeals Court Upholds Ballot Ban On 27-Year-Old Presidential Hopeful

A federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco Tuesday that a 27-year-old Peace and Freedom Party candidate who was not old enough to be president had no right to appear on California’s ballot in 2012.

05/06/2014

Jerry Brown Campaign Appearance

Phil Matier: Jerry Brown Squashes Presidential Run Rumors

Governor Jerry Brown is laying to rest rumors of another planned run for the White House, but he hasn’t officially thrown his hat in the next governor’s race in California either.

01/15/2014

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