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Prop 47 Criminal Justice Reforms Qualifies For November Ballot

A Berkeley Mother's Memoir Offers a Candid Commentary on the Crisis of Masculinity

5 Takeaways from the 1st San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Debate

Newsom Proposes Cuts to Medi-Cal Amid Budget Deficit

San José Council Approves Budget, with 'Historic' Shift in Unhoused Spending

San Francisco's 1st Mayoral Debate Is Here. The Stakes Are High

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How Will California's Budget Deficit Impact Schools?

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California AG Backs Decision Not to Charge Guard in Banko Brown Killing

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Will Budget Shortfall Mean Less Money to Reduce Homelessness?

Are Democrats Losing Their Edge With Latino Voters as Biden Closes the Border?