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(CBS SF)

State Legislature Pushing Multiple Bills To Make Covered California More Accessible And Affordable

The state legislature is wrapping up its summer business next week and a consumer group is pushing hard for passage of four bills dealing with Covered California, with hopes of cutting down out-of-pocket costs.

08/19/2014

Brown v. Kashkari

Gov. Brown Agrees To 1 Debate With Kashkari; Republican Asked For 10

California Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to one debate with his Republican rival, Neel Kashkari, in the 2014 governor’s race. The Republican candidate had asked to debate the incumbent 10 times.

08/19/2014

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Protesters Block Israel-Owned Ship From Unloading Cargo In Port Of Oakland

Protesters have stopped longshoremen from unloading a ship partly owned by the Israeli government at the Port of Oakland.

08/18/2014

Screenshot of tweets from political consultant Jay Reed, who once worked on Dave Cortese's campaign for San Jose mayor. (CBS)

San Jose Mayoral Candidate Fires Campaign Advisor Over Inappropriate Tweets

A personal Twitter account is likely to blame for costing a communications expert his job as a consultant for a South Bay politician.

08/06/2014

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Study Finds California Has Most Polarized Legislature

Using voting records and a national survey, two political science professors ranked all 50 state legislatures according to how far apart their left wing and right wing politicians are. California blew away the competition. Colorado and Arizona and Washington followed the Golden State.

08/04/2014

Dave Cortese, candidate for San Jose Mayor. (CBS)

Santa Clara County Official Looks To Invite Undocumented Immigrant Children To Silicon Valley

While some Southwestern communities have seen protests against undocumented immigrant children being placed in their towns, Santa Clara County officials want to invite some of those children to come to the Silicon Valley.

07/27/2014

US President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California, on July 22, 2014.  (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Draws Criticism For Continuing West Coast Fundraising Tour Amid International Crises

President Barack Obama continues his week long West Coast fundraising trip with two events in the Bay Area, but some political pundits say he should be more focused on pressing international issues.

07/23/2014

Twitter user Sulome Anderson, who is an Arab-American posted this picture of her kissing her Jewish boyfriend.

Selfie Of Arab-American Girl, Jewish Man Kissing Goes Viral

The selfie of an Arab-American girl kissing her Jewish boyfriend has gone viral, showing that despite the conflict in the Middle East, some Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies.

07/22/2014

A clerk stocks a shelf with soda at a convenience store. (Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

Ryan Chamberlain appears in court. (Vicki Behringer/CBS)

San Francisco Political Consultant Ryan Chamberlain Makes Court Appearance In Bomb Possession Case

A federal judge heard arguments but deferred ruling Monday on whether a San Francisco political consultant accused of possessing a homemade bomb can be released on bail so that he can receive mental health treatment in a hospital.

07/21/2014

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