Doug Sovern

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California’s Voter Turnout Expected To Reach New Low In Tuesday Primary

California has set a new record for poor voter turnout in three consecutive gubernatorial primaries. And it appears that Tuesday’s turnout is expected to hit an all-time low.

06/02/2014

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Campaign 2014 Special Report: Who’s Footing The Bill In Blitz Of Political Ads?

In the days before next Tuesday’s California primary election, voters are being buried in direct mail, and bombarded in radio and television ads, but much of the campaign propaganda isn’t paid for by the candidates themselves.

05/30/2014

Mike Honda, Ro Khanna

Campaign 2014 Special Report: Silicon Valley Democrats At Odds As Battle For Congressional Seat Heats Up

One of the most closely watched Congressional races in the nation is happening right here in Silicon Valley. Mike Honda is in jeopardy of losing his seat after seven terms in office to a candidate from his own party.

05/30/2014

Rows of new homes line a street in a housing development on December 4, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Noted California Economist Expects Economic Boom To Soon Hit East Bay

Chris Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics, said businesses will eventually follow, as many people with jobs in San Francisco and Silicon Valley have already moved to the East Bay.

05/29/2014

Bullet holes are seen in the window of the IV Deli Mart, one of several crime scenes on May 24, 2014 in Isla Vista, California. (Spencer Weiner/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Create Gun Violence Restraining Order, In Wake Of Isla Vista Rampage

The bill would let authorities confiscate guns from someone who threatens to commit violence, like the gunman in the massacre near UC Santa Barbara.

05/28/2014

Medical marijuana strains at Harborside Health Center in Oakland (photo credit: Doug Sovern)

KCBS Cover Story: A Touch Of Grey At Bay Area Medical Marijuana Clubs

Seniors make up about 30 percent of Harborside Health Center’s current clientele of patients seeking medicinal marijuana. The facility claims to be the largest medical cannabis outfit in America.

05/27/2014

The St. Anthony Foundation building in San Francisco. (St. Anthony Foundation)

Memorial Day Tops Christmas As St. Anthony’s Busiest Day Of Year In San Francisco’s Tenderloin

You might be surprised, but it’s Memorial Day (not Thanksgiving or Christmas) that’s the busiest day of the year for St. Anthony’s Dining Hall to serve free meals to thousands who wait in line in San Francisco’s Tenderloin.

05/26/2014

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Federal Report Energizes California Anti-Fracking Movement

Opponents of fracking are seizing on a new federal report that states fracking for oil in the California may not be as productive as initially forecast and on Thursday renewed their push to declare a moratorium on the controversial process of drilling for oil.

05/22/2014

Bottles of the generic prescription pain medication Buprenorphine are seen in a pharmacy on February 4, 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Medical Malpractice Initiative Led By Danville Father Qualifies For November Ballot

The initiative was triggered by the tragic death of Bob Pack’s two children, who were struck and killed by a drunk driver high on Vicodin in 2003.

05/16/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Apple Drops Opposition To Phone Kill Switch Bill, State Senator Gets 2nd Chance

Apple has now dropped opposition to State Sen. Mark Leno’s ‘kill-switch’ bill that would render stolen phones inoperable. A new vote on a re-worked bill takes place Thursday.

05/07/2014

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