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Are Women to Blame If California Ends Up With 2 Male Senators?

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Find Your Early Voting Site or Ballot Drop-Off Location for the 2024 California Primary Election

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Katie Porter on Israel-Hamas War, Not Taking PAC Money and Her Expert Quilter Mother

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Oakland Mayor's Announcement of $3.5 Million Public Safety Grant Is Disrupted by Protesters Seeking Her Recall

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Homelessness, Mental Illness and Drug Addiction: Prop. 1 Takes Aim at All 3

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Are Billionaires Staging a Hostile Takeover of Bay Area Politics?

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Mark Farrell Enters Crowded SF Mayor's Race, Searches for Support