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Democratic Party Courting Actor George Clooney To Run For California Governor

George Clooney’s future job could be his toughest role yet. The Hollywood actor is launching his political career and running for governor of California, according to friends close to the star.

06/17/2014

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. (County of Sonoma)

Sonoma County Supervisor Accused Of Peeking At Neighbor Testifies Sex Was His Goal

A Sonoma County supervisor charged with peeking into a neighbor’s apartment in the middle of the night clad only boxer shorts testified that it was his hope to have sex with the woman.

04/24/2014

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 hold signs as they picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: An Evolving Relationship Between Labor Unions And California Democrats

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is leading an effort to put an initiative before voters allowing cities to renegotiate pensions for existing public employees—as well as new hires. Meanwhile, State Assembly candidate Steve Glazer from Orinda, is pushing an initiative preventing transit employees from striking in the future.

10/17/2013

Protesters shout slogans regarding the Keystone XL pipeline as US President Barack Obama arrive in Atherton, California, on April 4, 2013. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Atherton Taxpayers To Foot Bill For Obama Fundraisers

Atherton taxpayers are on the hook for costs associated with President Barack Obama’s private fundraisers held at two homes in April after the city decided to drop its efforts to collect.

09/05/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrives for a news conference to introduce 37 of the newly-elected House Democratic Members at the U.S. Capitol November 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Nancy Pelosi Says She Doesn’t Want To Be House Speaker

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she doesn’t wish to be Speaker again.

08/30/2013

Jerry Brown speaks to supporters during a rally at the California Democratic Convention 2007 in San Diego. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

California Democrats Back Gun Control, Prop 13 Reforms

California Democrats have adopted resolutions affirming many of their biggest political goals, including changes to California’s landmark property tax limitation law, Proposition 13, support for gun control and opposition to hydraulic fracturing.

04/14/2013

Kinde Durkee

Former Feinstein Campaign Treasurer Gets 8 Years In Prison For Fraud

A judge has sentenced a former Democratic campaign treasurer to eight years in federal prison for defrauding high-profile clients, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of at least $7 million.

11/28/2012

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (AP)

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Kicked Off Democratic County Central Committee

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been booted off the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. Newsom’s ousting was orchestrated by former Supervisor and DCCC Chairman Aaron Peskin.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/29/2011

Charles Manatt

Ex-California Democratic Party Chairman Charles T. Manatt Dies

Charles T. Manatt, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the California Democratic Party, and a U.S. ambassador, has died. He was 75.

CBS San Francisco–07/23/2011