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Council Members Call For More Openness in San Jose's Permit Process

Two San Jose council members say their city makes it too tough on small business owners who want to open shop or expand.

CPUC to File Revised PG&E Penalty

The California Public Utilities Commission is set to file a revised penalty proposal Monday for PG&E’s part in the fatal San Bruno gas line explosion.

How a Small Indian Tribe Bested Donald Trump in a Casino Deal

Donald Trump has been campaigning on his reputation as a great dealmaker. But Jesse Marx, a reporter at The Desert Sun, published an article recently that suggests that not all of Trump's deals have been that great. We talk with him about how the 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians teamed up with Trump to build a casino more than a decade ago -- and got the better end of the deal.

Republican Tom Del Beccaro Aims for Flat Tax, U.S. Senate Seat

Tom Del Beccaro, the former chair of the California Republican party, is the most conservative of the three Republicans running for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat. Beccaro's platform includes instituting a flat tax, repealing California's high speed rail bond and recycling wastewater. As part of Forum's Election 2016 coverage, Del Beccaro joins us in studio to discuss his candidacy and the issues he views as vital to California's future.