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Obama Pitching Millennials As He Begins Latest California Swing

Obama will promote his economic policies Thursday at Cross Campus, a Santa Monica, California, hub for startup companies and entrepreneurs. Obama is highlighting policies such as college aid and health care that officials say have especially benefited members of the millennial generation.

10/09/2014

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Controversy Grows Over Signature Drive Using ‘Bullying’ Tactics To Overturn Oakland Garbage Contract

The controversy over the push to overturn Oakland’s $1 billion garbage contract is growing, with signature gatherers accused of missing the facts.

09/11/2014

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House on August 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced he has authorized military strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and a humanitarian aid drop. ISIS has been advancing on the important city of Erbil, Iraq and a civilian humanitarian crisis has developed. (Photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)

Poll Shows Bay Area Voters Losing Political Appetite For President Obama

An increasing amount of registered voters have lost their political appetite for President Obama according to a new Field Poll. The poll shows a sizable decline in the president’s job approval rating.

09/02/2014

A McDonald's restaurant in south Los Angeles. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Measure To Increase Minimum Wage In San Francisco To Go Before Voters In November

If approved, the measure would incrementally increase the minimum wage in San Francisco, before it tops out at $15 an hour in 2018.

07/30/2014

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

San Jose Marijuana Dispensaries Giving Away 45,000 1-Gram Stashes Of Pot In Ballot Referendum Effort

Medical marijuana advocates are hoping to get voters fired up about saving the industry in San Jose by offering free pot for signing a petition.

07/14/2014

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Berkeley To Place Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

The Berkeley City Council has voted unanimously to place a one-cent-per ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.

07/02/2014

Aerial view of downtown San Jose, California. (Helene Labriet-Gross/AFP/Getty Images)

Tax Measures Being Considered For The November Ballot In San Jose

City leaders are considering a sales tax increase, or possibly increasing the tax for marijuana shops, as a way to increase revenues.

06/18/2014

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Netflix Development Plan On Ballot For Santa Clara County Election

Measures on Tuesday’s ballot in certain parts of Santa Clara County are mostly about new taxes for schools or libraries, but voters in Los Gatos will mull a development plan by the online media company Netflix.

06/01/2014

California State Senators speak during a session of the California State Senate in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Vote To Roll Back Prop 227 Bilingual Education Ban

A challenge to California’s ban on bilingual education in public schools took a step forward Tuesday after the state Senate approved a measure aimed at overturning key sections of the law.

05/29/2014

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Phil Matier: Top-Two Primary Voting System Could Shake Up California Politics

California’s top-two primary system is in effect this year for the first time in statewide races and it looks it will be a huge game changer.

05/06/2014

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