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Gun-Check Bill Inspired by Isla Vista Tragedy Heads to Governor

August 23, 2014 | 9:49 am

Gun-Check Bill Inspired by Isla Vista Tragedy Heads to Governor

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Police would check the state’s database of gun registration before visiting someone like Elliot Rodger.

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State to Appeal Judge’s Ruling That Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional

August 22, 2014 | 9:24 am

State to Appeal Judge’s Ruling That Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional

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Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris to challenge finding that execution delays violate Eighth Amendment.

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Gov. Brown to Decide on Bills to Ease Drug Sentences

August 22, 2014 | 8:35 am

Gov. Brown to Decide on Bills to Ease Drug Sentences

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Legislation would equalize penalties for crack and powdered cocaine, repeal some minimum sentences.

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Chevron Again Wades Into Richmond Politics

August 22, 2014 | 6:00 am

Chevron Again Wades Into Richmond Politics

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The oil giant is backing Nat Bates for mayor. His chief rival has been a frequent critic of the company.

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Strong Support for Prop. 45 — Tougher Rules on Health Insurance Rates

August 21, 2014 | 8:19 am

Strong Support for Prop. 45 — Tougher Rules on Health Insurance Rates

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Poll finds two-thirds of likely voters say they back measure to expand state’s power to regulate rates.

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How to Make Sure Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot is Counted

August 21, 2014 | 7:00 am

How to Make Sure Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot is Counted

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An estimated 66,000 vote-by-mail ballots went uncounted statewide in the 2012 election in California.

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Oakland Port Concerned After Protests Block Cargo Ship

August 20, 2014 | 5:35 pm

Oakland Port Concerned After Protests Block Cargo Ship

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Officials worry that demonstrations will hurt business and jeopardize port’s competitiveness.

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August 20, 2014 | 8:00 am

California Legislature Approves Ban on Forced Sterilizations for Inmates

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Women receiving tubal ligations were typically between 25 and 40 and had been pregnant 5 or more times.

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Jeff Blankfort at 80: Photographer’s Work Links Past and Present of Bay Area Activism

August 19, 2014 | 7:00 am

Jeff Blankfort at 80: Photographer’s Work Links Past and Present of Bay Area Activism

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Photojournalist sees his work documenting ’60s as antidote to ‘sanitized’ history.

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Gov. Brown to Debate Kashkari on Sept. 4

August 18, 2014 | 8:22 pm

Gov. Brown to Debate Kashkari on Sept. 4

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Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Kashkari will debate each other once — in three weeks.

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