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Obama’s Honeymoon With California Voters Over — Again

December 3, 2013 | 9:14 am

Obama’s Honeymoon With California Voters Over — Again

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Job approval rating is down sharply from earlier this year, similar to a decline in his first term.

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Voter Alert: Last Day to Register for Nov. 5 Elections

October 21, 2013 | 1:00 pm

Voter Alert: Last Day to Register for Nov. 5 Elections

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If you want to vote in next month’s balloting, this is the last day to register. You can do it online.

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Oakland City Council Approves Campaign Sunlight Ordinance

March 5, 2013 | 3:48 pm

Oakland City Council Approves Campaign Sunlight Ordinance

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Update: The Oakland City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to require all local candidates and committees to file their campaign finance reports online. The ordinance goes into effect immediately. The bill’s sponsor, Councilwoman Libby Schaff, says it will increase political transparency and save the city money. City Attorney Barbara Parker and City Clerk Latonda Simmons […]

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August 13, 2012 | 8:36 am

A.M. Splash: Fired Parks Official Has Criminal Record; Richmond Residents Learn to Live With Chevron; Petaluma in Little League World Series

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California officials in midst of financial scandal (McClatchy Newspapers) The former deputy director of California state parks at the vortex of a financial scandal has a string of criminal convictions, including a felony DUI, and spent 12 of his 23 years in state government on court-ordered probation, according to court records. Petaluma headed to Little […]

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State Legislative Campaigns Least Competitive in Nation

July 10, 2012 | 11:45 am

State Legislative Campaigns Least Competitive in Nation

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by Will Evans, California Watch The candidates with the most money in state races almost always have more than twice as much as their competitors, according to a study released by the National Institute on Money in State Politics. And those with the most money almost always win. Legislative races in California have been the […]

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December 5, 2010 | 11:35 am

Harmer Concedes House Race to McNerney

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David Harmer released a letter Saturday (Dec. 4) conceding the 11th Congressional District race to incumbent Rep. Jerry McNerney. Harmer, a Republican with a strong Tea Party tinge, at one point in the fall looked like a good bet to unseat McNerney as part of the GOP wave that threw out the Democrats’ House majority. […]

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