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How Waiting Tables, Working in Hollywood Prepared Laura Friedman for Politics

Pollster Sounding the Alarm About RFK Jr.'s Presidential Campaign

Big Money Looms Over SF Mayor Race and Other Takeaways From 1st Candidate Forum

Special Interest Groups Spent Over $114 Million Lobbying California Officials in First Quarter of 2024

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4 Progressives Go Head to Head in Heated Race for Berkeley City Council Seat

Fate of Gig Workers’ Benefits Now Up to the State Supreme Court

Alameda County District Attorney Sues Farmers Insurance Alleging Unfair Practices

State Senate Minority Leader On How The GOP Can Be Relevant Again In California

Tough-on-Crime Ballot Measure Claims to Tackle Housing Crisis, Experts Doubtful

At the California GOP Convention, Optimism About November

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