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A look at some of the biggest donors to California’s Senate race

What do cryptocurrency billionaires, unionized carpenters and criminal justice reform advocates have in common? They’re all pouring big bucks into trying to influence whom California voters will send to the U.S. Senate. While candidates running for the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat face strict rules on how much money they can accept from donors — […]

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The campaign for a new California city is off to a rough start

FILE – A map of a new proposed community in Solano County, Calif., is displayed during a news conference in Rio Vista, Calif. on Jan. 17, 2024. A billionaire-backed proposal to build an eco-friendly California city from scratch is off to a bumpy start in qualifying its voter initiative for the Nov. 5 ballot. The […]

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Why Democrats spent millions to boost Republican rival in California primary

LOS ANGELES — Days before the all-party primary for the U.S. Senate seat the late Dianne Feinstein held for decades, Democratic front-runner Adam Schiff and his allies are making an unusual gambit: spending a staggering $11.2 million elevating a Republican rival in hopes of boxing out his main intraparty opponent from the November ballot. The […]

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Bumpy start for California Forever – NBC Bay Area

After two false starts, the billionaires behind a plan to build an eco-friendly city from scratch are behind schedule to put their proposal before California voters this November. Former Goldman Sachs trader Jan Sramek unveiled his closely guarded ballot initiative for the proposed community between San Francisco and Sacramento in January, a plan that envisions […]

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The race to replace U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo is California’s most expensive House race. Here’s where the money is flowing.

The 11 candidates vying to replace U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo in a rare congressional open seat have collectively spent $5.7 million ahead of the March 5 primary, and outside groups and Super PACs have doled out more than $2.4 million, with roughly half of that shelled out for a relative newcomer to politics. The District 16 race […]

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California bill would block landlords from denying pets

Kate Witzke the Shelter Behavior and Training manager works with Lola, a one-year-old female dog in the play yard of the East Bay SPCA on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, in Oakland, Calif. Lola was surrendered to the shelter when the dog’s owner moved. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) In California’s tight rental market, apartment hunting […]

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A California county ditched its vote counting machines. Now a supporter faces a recall election

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Voters in Northern California’s rural Shasta County have twice voted for Donald Trump by wide margins while electing staunch conservatives to the local county board. They’ve even booted out some who weren’t deemed conservative enough. But that string of victories at the ballot box has not been enough to instill confidence […]

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‘More good days than bad’: the Ukrainian refugees rebuilding their lives in California | Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sparked a refugee crisis that displaced millions of people. Hundreds of thousands of them have ended up in the United States, mostly through temporary government resettlement programs such as Uniting for Ukraine. Upon arriving, they began the hard journey of finding work, learning a new language, building community and regaining a […]

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California plan to confront doctors’ bias comes under legal attack

Los Angeles anesthesiologist Dr. Marilyn Singleton was outraged about a California requirement that every continuing medical education course include training in implicit bias — the ways in which physicians’ unconscious attitudes might contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare. Singleton, who is Black and has practiced for 50 years, sees calling doctors out for […]

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City Council

Meet the new Akron City Council members | #citycouncil

By Jon | on February 29, 2024 By Eric Poston Eric Garrett, Jan Davis, Johnnie Hannah, James Hardy & Tina Boyes DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron City Council has five new members this year, consisting of one at large and four ward members.Eric Garrett (at large)Eric Garrett, the newest at-large […]

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