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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

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook’s Zuckerberg To Push Immigration Reform

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is forming a new issues advocacy group to promote immigration reform, education and other policies aimed at growing the economy.

03/25/2013

San Jose City Hall

Judge Rules San Jose Officials’ Private Texts About City Affairs Be Made Public

A judge has ruled that San Jose officials’ private text messages, emails and other electronic communications about city affairs must be made public, in a decision with statewide implications.

03/20/2013

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Large Majority of Californians Now Support Same-Sex Marriage

A new poll shows that nearly two-thirds of Californians now approve of allowing same-sex marriage couples to marry.

02/28/2013

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

Gov. Brown Makes Fart Joke About Texas Radio Ads Targeting California Businesses

A radio ad designed to convince California companies to move to Texas has sparked a throw-down between the governors of the two states.

02/06/2013

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Clinton Reached Out To Libya Embassador’s Bay Area Family To Offer Condolences

Ambassador Chris Stevens’ stepfather says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reached out to his family to offer her sympathies about the deadly Sept. 11 raid on the consulate in Libya that killed his stepson.

01/23/2013

Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

Beyonce Sings National Anthem At Obama Inauguration

Accompanied with the U.S. Marine Band, award-winning singer Beyonce sang “The Star Spangled Banner” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol on Monday…

01/21/2013

Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

Kelly Clarkson Sings At Inauguration

Pop singer Kelly Clarkson sang “My Country Tis of Thee” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol on Monday…

01/21/2013

Supervisor David Chiu (San Francisco Board of Supervisors)

Phil Matier: Re-Election Signals Behind The Scenes Victory For SF’s Chiu

His re-election was opposed by a number of board members and former ally, Chinatown political powerhouse Rose Pak.

01/10/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Melissa Griffin: Return Of Legislature Sets Up Flurry Of California Lawmaking

The calm is ending; the storm is here. The California state legislature is back in session and they are going to be very, very busy because they only have until January 25 to submit all the bills they are going to hear this session.

01/07/2013

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