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How Effective Are California's 'Red Flag' Gun Laws? San Francisco and San Diego Are Trying to Find Out

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Court Releases Body Cam Video, 911 Call of Brutal Attack on Paul Pelosi

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'It's Gotten Worse': Oakland City Council Member Carroll Fife Faces Racist, Violent Threats

New San José Mayor Matt Mahan Seeks Allies to Tackle Homelessness, Policing

2023 California Politics Preview and a Conversation with Sheng Thao

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'We're Finally Paving Our Streets': Exit Interview With San José Mayor Sam Liccardo

Oakland Mayoral Recount 'Forfeited' After Supporters Fall Short of Covering Cost

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Lowell High School's Admissions Policy Is a 'Looming Question,' Says New SF School Board Member

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'Stunning Reversal of Fortune': Ann Hsu Voted Off SF School Board Following Racist Comments