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‘It's a Question of Competence’: San Francisco to Hold Recall Election of 3 School Board Members

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Benicia Considers Proposal for City Hall to Fact-Check Political Ads During Elections

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At KQED, Pelosi Vows to Pass Scaled-Down Biden Agenda

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Newsom Signs Plenty of Bills — But What Makes Him Kill One?

David Chiu's Seat in California Assembly Already Has Candidates Lining Up for Special Election

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Mayor Breed Names Assemblymember David Chiu as SF City Attorney

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California Adopts Vote-by-Mail System for All Future Elections

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'Almost Like Two States': Recall Results Highlight California's Geopolitical Divisions

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Labor Helped Newsom Beat Back Recall. Now They Expect Him to Show Up for Them