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Mitt Romney campaign buttons on a display. (Photo by Chris Maddaloni/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images)

KCBS Exclusive: Small Vendors Barred From Republican National Convention By Romney Campaign

In this KCBS exclusive, reporter Doug Sovern at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, found out that the Romney campaign has barred merchants from selling their wares at the event, instead setting up their own store.


Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

California Delegates Applaud Ryan, Rice Convention Speeches

California delegates gave rave reviews to Wednesday night’s big speeches at the Republican National Convention from Stanford’s Condoleezza Rice and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.


Delegates crowd the floor at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 28, 2012 during the Republican National Convention. The 2012 Republican National Convention is expected to host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories. AFP PHOTO Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read (Stan Honda/AFP/GettyImages)

Santa Cruz Teen Serves As Youth Delegate At Republican National Convention

In his continuing coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, KCBS’ Doug Sovern talked to one of the youngest delegates at the event, a 17-year-old Santa Cruz teen living out one her dreams.


(L-R) Eric Swalwell, Rep. Pete Stark (CBS)

Candidates In East Bay Congressional Race Squabbling Over Social Security

A tightly contested East Bay Congressional race is getting nastier and nastier by the day as the two candidates are at odds over Social Security benefits.


Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Kicks Off Campaign For Tax Ballot Measure; Shrugs Off Parks Scandal

California Governor Jerry Brown kicked off his campaign for Proposition 30, his ballot measure to raise taxes, in Sacramento on Wednesday and said he isn’t afraid about the impact of the still-growing state parks scandal.


Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Feinstein, Democrats Seek Tougher Gun Laws Following Colorado Massacre

Senator Dianne Feinstein joined several other Democrats on Tuesday to call for new gun control laws in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater.



Iconic Snoopy And The Red Baron Sculptures Returning To Emeryville

Commuters stuck in traffic on Interstate 80 in Emeryville will finally have Snoopy and the Red Baron to keep them company again.


A California polling place

California’s Top-Two Primary System Produces Surprising Results

Though there wasn’t any confusion amongst voters, officials said that might not be the case come November.


President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield near Mountain View, May 24, 2012. (CBS)

President Obama Could Face Larger Protest In Short Visit To SF

Among the President’s two stops on Wednesday will be a business roundtable right across the street from the former Occupy SF encampment.


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Facebook Could Bring State Even Bigger Windfall Than Expected

Facebook has raised its IPO price, which could mean more money coming in from tax receipts to the state.