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U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer speaks during a news conference about funding for the Federal Aviation Administration at the U.S. Capitol August 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Billionaire Tom Steyer Not Running In Race To Succeed Senator Boxer

Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer says he will not enter the race to succeed California Sen. Barbara Boxer.

01/22/2015

The White House (Credit, Randy Yagi)

8 Guests From Around The Country Attend State Of The Union Speech

Obama also met in the Oval Office on Tuesday with four of the letter writers.

01/20/2015

A luxury yacht anchored in the Caribbean. (credit: Thinkstock)

Survey: The Rich Will Get Richer; 1 Percent To Own Half Of World’s Wealth By 2016

The richest 1 percent of the population will own more than half the world’s wealth by 2016, Oxfam International said in a report released as the World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland.

01/19/2015

A Muni T-Third light rail streetcar crosses over the Islais Creek Channel heading southbound San Francisco. (lensovet/Wikimedia Commons)

San Francisco’s Mayor Lee Sheds Light On Financing Muni’s Light Rail Expansion

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee may have already announced a major expansion of Muni’s light-rail fleet, but at a news conference he said options to finance the multi-million dollar project are still being considered.

01/13/2015

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom give remarks after being sworn in as the 49th Lt. Governor of California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Newsom Not Running For Boxer’s U.S. Senate Seat In 2016

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom posted on Facebook Monday that he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat that Barbara Boxer will give up in 2016.

01/12/2015

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer speaks during a news conference about funding for the Federal Aviation Administration at the U.S. Capitol August 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Who Could Run To Succeed U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer In 2016?

Start up the political rumor mill, as U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has announced she will not seek a fifth term next year.

01/08/2015

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Report: US Border Patrol Should Abandon Plans To Buy New Drones

The Homeland Security Department’s border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far fewer hours than the government claims, an internal watchdog asserted in a report released Tuesday.

01/08/2015

San Francisco City Hall (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

Teens Seek To Lower San Francisco’s Voting Age To 16

Politically savvy teens in San Francisco are seeking to lower the city’s voting age to sixteen.

01/06/2015

(CBS SF)

Coalition Collects 39,000 Signatures To Block 33% Pay Raise For Contra Costa County Supervisors

Petitions with thousands of signatures aimed at blocking a huge raise for Contra Costa County Supervisors have been delivered.

01/02/2015

A farmworker picks lettuce in a field. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

California Growers Fear Pres. Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration Will Intensify Farm Labor Shortage

Thousands of the state’s farm workers, who make up a significant portion of those who will benefit, may choose to leave the uncertainty of their seasonal jobs for steady, year-around work.

12/28/2014

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