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‘Banana Pants Bandit’ In San Jose Is Caught On Camera Stealing Campaign Sign

A woman wearing bright yellow pants was recorded last week by surveillance cameras removing campaign sign from a San Jose family’s front yard in a video that has gone viral.


A stack of mailed-in voter ballots. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Early Voting Expected To Hit All-Time High In June Primary

Early voting is expected to hit an all-time high in the June 3rd primary election with the vote-by-mail option dramatically gaining in popularity over the last decade. One political analyst says it also means candidates must start their campaigns even earlier.


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Leland Yee, 2 Other Democrats Suspended From State Senate With Pay

The leader of the California Senate voted to suspend all three of their own members who are fighting criminal charges.


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Gov. Brown Expected To Sign Bill To Reduce State’s Overcrowded Prisons

Gov. Brown is expected to sign a bill passed by the state Legislature to help California comply with a federal court order to reduce its prison population, but some legislators oppose it saying it expands private prisons and involuntarily sends some inmates out of state.


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Field Poll Suggests Gov. Brown Losing Ground With Californians

The Field Poll also shows most voters continue to give the State Legislature poor marks. Only 19% of respondents approve of the job being done by lawmakers while 64% disapprove.


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Peninsula, Silicon Valley Voters Asked To Help Fund Education

The proposed parcel tax increases range from $49 annually in Los Gatos to $193 in Los Altos.


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Vacant Leadership Positions Mean Uncertain Future For San Francisco Politics

It is a state of uncertainty in both the city and county of San Francisco, as several key positions need to be filled in the coming election.


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Labor Takes The Spotlight In San Jose Election

With Election Day less than three weeks away, battle lines are being drawn between business and labor in three key San Jose City Council races.