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Mail from the EDD with a claimant's social security number on it. (CBS)

California Lawmakers Demand Change To EDD Practice Of Putting Social Security Numbers On Documents

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are coming together following a report that revealed the state is putting millions at risk for identity theft by printing full social security numbers on documents being mailed.

07/20/2015

Mark Leno

California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An Hour

California state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a “job killer”.

06/02/2015

State Sen. Loni Hancock (D-Oakland). (photo courtesy sd09.senate.ca.gov)

East Bay Politician Opposed To Richmond Jail Expansion; Would Rather Spend On Job Training

State Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, believes the money for a planned expansion of a Richmond jail should be used for more job training programs that would reduce incarcerations.

05/26/2015

Eric Swalwell

East Bay Congressman Says Letting Patriot Act Expire This Month Would Be A Mistake

Unless there’s an 11th-hour deal, portions of the Patriot Act is set to expire at the end of this month. East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is concerned about what that could mean for national security.

05/25/2015

Loretta Sanchez

U.S. Senate Candidate Apologizes After ‘War Cry’ In Reference To Native Americans During Convention

U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez is apologizing after a videotape surfaced showing her making a “whooping cry” in reference to Native Americans during a talk with constituents during the state Democratic Convention in Southern California this weekend.

05/17/2015

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California Democrats Push Gov. Brown To Demand Water Conservation From Farmers During Drought

California’s Democratic state senators are pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to speed up water spending in the face of a relentless drought.

04/30/2015

U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House after a meeting with President Barack Obama September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Two Democrats Blame Rep. Pelosi For Past Electoral Losses; Want Her Out Of Party’s Leadership

Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts are suggesting that Rep. Nancy Pelosi should leave the party’s leadership team in Congress after big electoral loses last year and in 2010.

04/08/2015

Tom Steyer  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Global Green)

Bay Area Billionaire Environmentalist Battling 2016 GOP Hopefuls By Outing Them On Climate Change

A Bay Area billionaire environmentalist hopes to put GOP White House hopefuls on the climate-change “hot seat,” and give the Koch Brothers a run for their money.

04/07/2015

Voters at the Polls

California’s 7th District Decides DeSaulnier’s Replacement In Tight, 3-Way State Senate Special Election

Voters in California’s 7th District head to the polls for a special election Tuesday, to decide a new state Senator since Mark DeSaulnier was elected to replace retired veteran Congressman George Miller.

03/17/2015

U.S. Representative Mike Honda

Congressman Honda Caught On Camera Dozing Off During Homeland Security Spending Discussion

Congressman Mike Honda was in a nearly empty House Chamber listening to a California colleague speak on Homeland Security spending when he fell asleep on camera.

03/03/2015

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