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Phil Matier: ‘Gov. Jerry Brown Is Notoriously Cheap’

With little over two weeks to go until the upcoming election, Governor Jerry Brown appears to be doing very little to put much of a dent into the $23 million he’s raised to campaign for re-election.

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Demonstrators greet Hillary Clinton as she arrived at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Monday, October 20th, 2014. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Hillary Clinton Warns Democrats Against Complacency At San Francisco Fundraiser

Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress.

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(L-R) Rep. Mike Honda, Ro Khanna (US House/Khanna Campaign)

KPIX 5 Poll: Dist. 17 Race A Dead Heat Between Incumbent Honda, Fellow Democrat Khanna

If the election were held Monday, the race for California’s 17th Congressional District would be a dead heat between incumbent Mike Honda and challenger Ro Khanna, according to a new poll.

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Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayoral Candidates Put Differences Aside To Support Public Safety Measure Z

The race for Mayor of Oakland is heating up with just three weeks to go, but on Monday the top candidates all campaigned with a common goal— to preach the benefits of funding for more police with Measure Z.

10/13/2014

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Obama Pitching Millennials As He Begins Latest California Swing

Obama will promote his economic policies Thursday at Cross Campus, a Santa Monica, California, hub for startup companies and entrepreneurs. Obama is highlighting policies such as college aid and health care that officials say have especially benefited members of the millennial generation.

10/09/2014

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Mornings With Melissa: Voting By Mail For November Election Starts Monday

Election Day isn’t for another month, but election season starts Monday as ballots are mailed out to millions of voters.

10/06/2014

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Dog Candidate To Officially Start Run At Oakland Mayor’s Office Thursday

The geniuses who came up with the idea of running Einstein the dog for office – a group of Occupy Oakland veterans – say the idea is not just political tail-wagging, but a commentary on how difficult it is to hold any individual accountable for running the city. They plan to host an event Thursday at 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall to lay out their platform.

10/01/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Why Is Governor Brown Striking Down More Bills Compared To His First Term In Office?

Governor Jerry Brown has been busy in recent weeks signing and vetoing legislation. Political analyst Melissa Griffin Caen has more on his decisions.

09/29/2014

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Former San Jose Police Chiefs Say Pension Reforms Have Created A Public Safety Crisis

Four former San Jose police chiefs announced their support for county supervisor Dave Cortese in the mayor’s race on Thursday citing crime and police staffing as the two of the main issues in the campaign. Mayor Chuck Reed, however, is endorsing Councilman Sam Liccardo and has dismissed the chiefs’ endorsement as political theater.

09/12/2014

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

Following The Money In Oakland’s Mayoral Campaign Through A New App

There’s a new app and web tool for Oakland residents interested in following the money in November’s mayoral race. The idea is to hold candidates accountable while keeping citizens informed.

09/03/2014

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