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California GOP Puts Turn-Around Hopes in Ex-Lawmaker

March 4, 2013 | 9:04 am

California GOP Puts Turn-Around Hopes in Ex-Lawmaker

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by Juliet Williams, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—California Republicans on Sunday turned to a familiar face to lead the party back from the brink of irrelevance in a state that once was a GOP stronghold but is now home to a powerful Democratic political machine. More than 1,000 delegates to the state party’s spring convention […]

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November 12, 2012 | 8:37 am

A.M. Splash: Calif. Dems Closer to Supermajority; Chevron Won’t Make Big Pollution Changes; Oakland Defends Police in Court

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Democrat wins tight Sacramento-area Assembly race (Associated Press) Democrat Ken Cooley has won a tight race to represent eastern Sacramento County in the state Assembly, according to updated figures Friday. Cooley, a Rancho Cordova city councilman, was elected with nearly 53 percent of the votes over Republican Peter Tateishi, formerly the chief of staff for […]

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September 21, 2012 | 4:14 pm

District 3 Debate: Garamendi vs. Vann

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The race for California’s newly redrawn 3rd Congressional District is heating up. So KQED’s Forum invited Democratic Congressman John Garamendi and Republican challenger Kim Vann to debate the issues on this morning’s Forum show. Host Dave Iverson–and several callers–asked Garamendi and Vann about a variety of topics. Here’s a sampling of the debate: Q: What […]

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Calif. Prisons Grapple with Violent Trend

September 20, 2012 | 2:24 pm

Calif. Prisons Grapple with Violent Trend

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What happens when you take 2,600 of the most violent people in the state and cram them in housing meant for 1,800? That question is surfacing in the wake of a riot among more than 50 prisoners at California State Prison, Sacramento on Wednesday that sent 13 prisoners to the hospital, one of them shot […]

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Delta Pumping Has Unmeasured Cost for Endangered Fish, Environmentalists Say

March 26, 2012 | 3:50 pm

Delta Pumping Has Unmeasured Cost for Endangered Fish, Environmentalists Say

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Water battles in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have been fought over a basic question: as the state’s thirsty cities and farms demand more Delta water, is there enough left for endangered fish like the Delta smelt and chinook salmon? In a report released today from the Bay Institute, environmentalists argue that the damage being done […]

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September 12, 2011 | 1:43 pm

Reporter’s Notebook: Bill-o-Rama!

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California’s state legislators have gone home, leaving in their wake hundreds of bills either ratified or rejected. They have also, for the time being, shut down their interparty warfare operations… which gives us a moment to open up a raft of questions about why things played out the way they did these last few weeks. […]

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December 10, 2010 | 10:06 am

The 100 Most Interesting People in Sacramento

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San Franciscans, keep those snarky remarks bubbling up in your brains to yourselves. Or at least limit them to Facebook. The Sacramento News & Review has released the Sac 100, a guide to the “most interesting people in the region.” Those on the list include UC Davis particle physicist Thomas Cahill; fashionista Olivia Coelho; mixed […]

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October 15, 2010 | 10:15 am

California Palin: Wait, there’s more!

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Yesterday Sarah Palin spoke in San jose. Today, she appears, even as I blog, in the Perspectives’ speakers series at the Sacramento Convention Center, along with–get this–Howard Dean. Still waiting for some Twitter action on this one. And by the way, if you’re a Palin fan–or the opposite–you may be interested in Scott Shafer’s Monday […]

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