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Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
California

Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis launches Democratic PAC to mobilize voters on abortion rights

California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis launched Californians for Choice to mobilize pro-choice voters in CA and support Democratic candidates in key congressional contests. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
California

New Progressive PAC Targets 8 Key House Races in California

Democrats managed to avert a red wave in the 2022 midterms by forming a super PAC in California to support swing district candidates. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
California

Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis launches Democratic PAC to mobilize voters on abortion rights

California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis launched Californians for Choice to mobilize pro-choice voters in CA and support Democratic candidates in key congressional contests. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
California

New Progressive PAC Targets 8 Key House Races in California

Democrats managed to avert a red wave in the 2022 midterms by forming a super PAC in California to support swing district candidates. [ more ]
moresuper-pac
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

California lawmakers kill psychedelics legalization - and hundreds more bills. What was cut?

Therapeutic psychedelic bill and 'Right to Disconnect' bill failed due to legislative process without public input. [ more ]
www.dailynews.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

President Biden, Donald Trump aim to shovel campaign cash at glitzy California events in June

California is a key fundraising destination for presidential candidates, attracting both wealthy donors and potential protests. [ more ]
www.dailynews.com
1 month ago
Los Angeles

How Vietnamese lawmakers struck back after a California county declared Jane Fonda Day

The Vietnamese community in California feels offended by the declaration of Jane Fonda Day on April 30th, a significant day for Vietnamese-Americans. [ more ]
#democratic-party
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Left-wing politics

They said it: Bay Area bankrolls Biden campaign

California is a significant fundraising hub for President Biden, providing substantial support for his campaigns. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

California Assembly, Senate Democrats turned primary races into fight over party's future

Interest groups heavily influenced 6th District race in Sacramento Assembly.
Top-two primary system in California allows competition between different wings of the Democratic Party. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Democratic infighting roils California swing districts that could be key to US House control

Democratic party infighting in California's primaries may give Republicans an edge in swing districts.
High stakes in California's primary elections as Republicans aim to gain control of Congress. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Democratic Party chair Rusty Hicks assailed as outsider in bid for North Coast Assembly seat

Democratic discord amidst Sonoma County Crab Feed [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
California

Kamala Harris asks California Democrats for support, money ahead of high stakes 2024 election

Kamala Harris warns Democrats of a tough race against Donald Trump in California
California hasn't voted for a Republican since 1988 [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Left-wing politics

They said it: Bay Area bankrolls Biden campaign

California is a significant fundraising hub for President Biden, providing substantial support for his campaigns. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

California Assembly, Senate Democrats turned primary races into fight over party's future

Interest groups heavily influenced 6th District race in Sacramento Assembly.
Top-two primary system in California allows competition between different wings of the Democratic Party. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Democratic infighting roils California swing districts that could be key to US House control

Democratic party infighting in California's primaries may give Republicans an edge in swing districts.
High stakes in California's primary elections as Republicans aim to gain control of Congress. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Democratic Party chair Rusty Hicks assailed as outsider in bid for North Coast Assembly seat

Democratic discord amidst Sonoma County Crab Feed [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
California

Kamala Harris asks California Democrats for support, money ahead of high stakes 2024 election

Kamala Harris warns Democrats of a tough race against Donald Trump in California
California hasn't voted for a Republican since 1988 [ more ]
moredemocratic-party
San Jose Inside
2 months ago
California

Will California Supreme Court Knock Anti-tax Measure off November Ballot?

Proposition 13 initiated a perpetual conflict over tax money in California, with public unions pushing for changes while anti-tax groups resist. Recent ballot measures have shown conflicting outcomes. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

California Attorney General won't decide on governor run until after election, he says

California Attorney General Rob Bonta is considering a run for governor but will not announce until after the 2024 election. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
California

55 years after Reagan took on Berkeley, Newsom stays in the background amid roiling campus protests

California politicians' responses to student protests at Berkeley in 1969 and recent unrest at universities reflect contrasting approaches towards handling demonstrations. [ more ]
#legislation
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
California

California passed a law to stop pay to play' in local politics. After two years, legislators want to gut it

A 2022 law in California aimed to limit businesses' influence on local elections, supported by legislators but facing opposition for potential watering down. [ more ]
San Jose Inside
2 weeks ago
SF politics

CA Real Estate Group Won't Fight Affordable Housing Measure, for a Price

Local government borrowing ballot measure likely to exclude buying single-family homes. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 weeks ago
SF politics

Column: Stop playing politics on retail theft crackdown

Politicians in California's state Capitol are engaging in cynical maneuvers, such as inserting a 'poison pill' in legislation to counter a tough-on-crime ballot measure. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
California

California passed a law to stop pay to play' in local politics. After two years, legislators want to gut it

A 2022 law in California aimed to limit businesses' influence on local elections, supported by legislators but facing opposition for potential watering down. [ more ]
San Jose Inside
2 weeks ago
SF politics

CA Real Estate Group Won't Fight Affordable Housing Measure, for a Price

Local government borrowing ballot measure likely to exclude buying single-family homes. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 weeks ago
SF politics

Column: Stop playing politics on retail theft crackdown

Politicians in California's state Capitol are engaging in cynical maneuvers, such as inserting a 'poison pill' in legislation to counter a tough-on-crime ballot measure. [ more ]
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www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
California

Walters: Californians worry about crime, setting stage for ballot measure showdown

California Democrats' dominance leads to a lack of competition and criticism, resulting in unchallenged policies and decisions. [ more ]
#legal-challenge
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Education

Judge rejects changing the name of California's trans youth ballot measure

The court ruled in favor of the state's description of a fall ballot initiative restricting transgender rights, leading to challenges for the group behind the initiative. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
3 months ago
California

Vince Fong, Mike Boudreaux to vie in November election for Kevin McCarthy's old House district

Two Republicans, Vince Fong and Mike Boudreaux, will vie for Kevin McCarthy's former House of Representatives seat.
Fong secured endorsements from McCarthy and Trump, while Boudreaux garnered local support in the race. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Education

Judge rejects changing the name of California's trans youth ballot measure

The court ruled in favor of the state's description of a fall ballot initiative restricting transgender rights, leading to challenges for the group behind the initiative. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
3 months ago
California

Vince Fong, Mike Boudreaux to vie in November election for Kevin McCarthy's old House district

Two Republicans, Vince Fong and Mike Boudreaux, will vie for Kevin McCarthy's former House of Representatives seat.
Fong secured endorsements from McCarthy and Trump, while Boudreaux garnered local support in the race. [ more ]
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Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

California bill would ban NDAs for legislative negotiations: 'This should not happen again'

Nondisclosure agreements banned in California legislation discussions for transparency. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
3 months ago
California

A bluer California? Young people could mean more liberal future, survey says

Younger Californians lean more liberal than older residents, shifting the state towards solidly Democratic.
Younger Republicans in California are less likely to be polarized and show differing views on prominent political figures. [ more ]
#democratic-candidates
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
California

Former state Controller Betty Yee announces campaign for California governor

Betty Yee is running for California governor in 2026, aiming to become the state's first female governor.
The 2026 governor's race will feature a diverse pool of Democratic candidates vying for the coveted position in the nation's most populous state. [ more ]
The Mercury News
4 months ago
East Bay (California)

Rep. Adam Schiff leading former baseball star Steve Garvey in early returns for California U.S. Senate seat

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff leading in early U.S. Senate seat returns over Republican Steve Garvey.
Democrats are in the lead in various U.S. House races in California. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Republican Steve Garvey's remarkable rise to the top of poll in California U.S. Senate race

Republican Steve Garvey leads in the UC Berkeley poll for U.S. Senate primary.
Garvey's surge is attributed to increasing popularity among Republicans despite being outspent by Democratic candidates. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
California

Former state Controller Betty Yee announces campaign for California governor

Betty Yee is running for California governor in 2026, aiming to become the state's first female governor.
The 2026 governor's race will feature a diverse pool of Democratic candidates vying for the coveted position in the nation's most populous state. [ more ]
The Mercury News
4 months ago
East Bay (California)

Rep. Adam Schiff leading former baseball star Steve Garvey in early returns for California U.S. Senate seat

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff leading in early U.S. Senate seat returns over Republican Steve Garvey.
Democrats are in the lead in various U.S. House races in California. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Republican Steve Garvey's remarkable rise to the top of poll in California U.S. Senate race

Republican Steve Garvey leads in the UC Berkeley poll for U.S. Senate primary.
Garvey's surge is attributed to increasing popularity among Republicans despite being outspent by Democratic candidates. [ more ]
moredemocratic-candidates
#steve-garvey
Sacramento Bee
3 months ago
California

Senate candidate Steve Garvey says he's working hard to resolve tax debt by end of the year

Steve Garvey is facing a significant tax debt of $350,000 to $750,000 in back state and local taxes.
Garvey is working diligently with his accountant and the IRS to resolve the debt by the end of the year. [ more ]
Dodger Blue
4 months ago
LA Dodgers

Former Dodgers MVP Steve Garvey Advances In California Senate Election

Garvey faces an uphill battle as a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in California.
Political demographics in California suggest Garvey's chances for winning are slim. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Column: In California's marquee Senate race, voters stick with what they know

Adam Schiff is likely to become California's next U.S. senator, with voters favoring his moderate stance over more liberal alternatives.
Voters chose Steve Garvey as the Republican candidate for the Senate race, setting up a conventional party match in the general election. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Former baseball star Garvey faces Democratic Rep. Schiff, and long odds, for California Senate seat

Former baseball star Steve Garvey faces challenging odds in California Senate race dominated by Democrats.
Garvey aims to run a campaign appealing across party lines on key issues like inflation, homelessness, and crime. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

California Senate race: Democrats aim to block Republican from contest to fill Feinstein's seat

Former baseball great Steve Garvey is challenging prominent House Democrats for a U.S. Senate seat in California.
Democrats are expected to easily hold the Senate seat but Garvey may secure the second spot on the November ballot. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
3 months ago
California

Senate candidate Steve Garvey says he's working hard to resolve tax debt by end of the year

Steve Garvey is facing a significant tax debt of $350,000 to $750,000 in back state and local taxes.
Garvey is working diligently with his accountant and the IRS to resolve the debt by the end of the year. [ more ]
Dodger Blue
4 months ago
LA Dodgers

Former Dodgers MVP Steve Garvey Advances In California Senate Election

Garvey faces an uphill battle as a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in California.
Political demographics in California suggest Garvey's chances for winning are slim. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Column: In California's marquee Senate race, voters stick with what they know

Adam Schiff is likely to become California's next U.S. senator, with voters favoring his moderate stance over more liberal alternatives.
Voters chose Steve Garvey as the Republican candidate for the Senate race, setting up a conventional party match in the general election. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Former baseball star Garvey faces Democratic Rep. Schiff, and long odds, for California Senate seat

Former baseball star Steve Garvey faces challenging odds in California Senate race dominated by Democrats.
Garvey aims to run a campaign appealing across party lines on key issues like inflation, homelessness, and crime. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

California Senate race: Democrats aim to block Republican from contest to fill Feinstein's seat

Former baseball great Steve Garvey is challenging prominent House Democrats for a U.S. Senate seat in California.
Democrats are expected to easily hold the Senate seat but Garvey may secure the second spot on the November ballot. [ more ]
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Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Column: Trump claims Beverly Hills residents stink. I put it to the smell test

Trump's claims about Beverly Hills are unfounded.
Trump's comments demonstrate his contempt for California. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
3 months ago
California

Gavin Newsom calls for immediate cease-fire in Gaza, condemning loss of life in Israel-Hamas war

California Gov. Gavin Newsom calls for Israel-Hamas cease-fire. He denounces civilian deaths in Gaza and anti-Muslim bias in the state. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Women

Opinion: More than 30 states have elected female governors. Will California join them?

California has never had a woman governor despite its progressive image.
Multiple diverse candidates are running for governor in 2026, including potential history-making figures. [ more ]
sfist.com
3 months ago
San Francisco

Hold on to Your Hat, It's Willie Brown's 90th Birthday Today

Willie Brown, a prominent political figure, turns 90 today with tributes pouring in. His involvement in politics for over 60 years has left a lasting impact. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Women

Column: More than 30 states have elected female governors. Will California finally join them?

California has never had a female governor in its 173-year history. Several women are currently in the running for the 2026 gubernatorial election, potentially breaking this pattern. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Rep. Katie Porter says she regrets calling the California Senate primary 'rigged'

Katie Porter faced backlash for controversial comment
Porter emphasized the influence of money in politics [ more ]
#proposition-1
New York Post
3 months ago
California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's very bad month

Voters showed resistance to Newsom's mental health plan.
Opponents failed to spend anything to oppose the governor's effort. [ more ]
San Jose Inside
4 months ago
Public health

Opponents of Newsom's Mental Health Plan Concede It's Likely to Pass

Opponents of Gov. Gavin Newsom's Proposition 1 concede likely passage.
Proposition 1 includes bond for treatment facilities, housing, changes to tax on personal incomes. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
Public health

What you need to know about Prop 1 ahead of California primary election

Proposition 1 in California aims to allocate significant funds for supportive housing, veterans, and mental health services.
The proposition faces criticism for potentially undermining the existing Mental Health Services Act in the state. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
California

Democrats and Republicans find middle ground on California's Prop. 1 to fund mental health care

State Senator Shannon Grove, a Donald Trump supporter and co-chair of the failed recall effort against Governor Newsom, is supporting his Proposition 1 ballot measure to boost funding for mental health.
Proposition 1 represents a rare instance of bipartisan agreement in California, as both Republicans and Democrats are coming together to address the state's homelessness and mental health crisis.
The measure, which asks voters to update California's mental health services system and provide more treatment beds through a $6.4 billion bond, has received significant bipartisan support and is backed by two-thirds of likely voters according to a poll. [ more ]
New York Post
3 months ago
California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's very bad month

Voters showed resistance to Newsom's mental health plan.
Opponents failed to spend anything to oppose the governor's effort. [ more ]
San Jose Inside
4 months ago
Public health

Opponents of Newsom's Mental Health Plan Concede It's Likely to Pass

Opponents of Gov. Gavin Newsom's Proposition 1 concede likely passage.
Proposition 1 includes bond for treatment facilities, housing, changes to tax on personal incomes. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
Public health

What you need to know about Prop 1 ahead of California primary election

Proposition 1 in California aims to allocate significant funds for supportive housing, veterans, and mental health services.
The proposition faces criticism for potentially undermining the existing Mental Health Services Act in the state. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
California

Democrats and Republicans find middle ground on California's Prop. 1 to fund mental health care

State Senator Shannon Grove, a Donald Trump supporter and co-chair of the failed recall effort against Governor Newsom, is supporting his Proposition 1 ballot measure to boost funding for mental health.
Proposition 1 represents a rare instance of bipartisan agreement in California, as both Republicans and Democrats are coming together to address the state's homelessness and mental health crisis.
The measure, which asks voters to update California's mental health services system and provide more treatment beds through a $6.4 billion bond, has received significant bipartisan support and is backed by two-thirds of likely voters according to a poll. [ more ]
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Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
California

Column: Forget Dodgers vs Giants. Schiff's Senate win 'a paradigm shift' in California's north-south divide

Geography is no longer a major factor in political success in California.
Nationalization of politics and the influence of social media and TV news have shifted campaign dynamics. [ more ]
#election-race
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
US politics

Evan Low surpasses Joe Simitian in race to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo; leads by 59 votes

Assemblymember Evan Low ahead of Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian in race for U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo's seat.
Low gained momentum from mail-in ballots, taking a lead over Simitian by 59 votes. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
East Bay (California)

Election | Ex-San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo leads in race to replace U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo in Congress, Supervisor Joe Simitian, Assemblymember Evan Low locked in tight battle

Sam Liccardo leads in District 16 race
Joe Simitian and Evan Low vie for second spot [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
US politics

Evan Low surpasses Joe Simitian in race to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo; leads by 59 votes

Assemblymember Evan Low ahead of Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian in race for U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo's seat.
Low gained momentum from mail-in ballots, taking a lead over Simitian by 59 votes. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
East Bay (California)

Election | Ex-San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo leads in race to replace U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo in Congress, Supervisor Joe Simitian, Assemblymember Evan Low locked in tight battle

Sam Liccardo leads in District 16 race
Joe Simitian and Evan Low vie for second spot [ more ]
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Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
3 months ago
Silicon Valley

District 16 in March Preliminaries

Former San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo leading in Congressional District race
November likely to feature two moderate Democrats facing off [ more ]
#elections
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

Where March 5 election results stand in Berkeley and Alameda County

Votes are still being counted in Berkeley primary elections with two measures passing. Mayor Jesse Arreguin advances to November election for District 7 Senate race. Nikki Fortunato Bas leads in Alameda County Supervisor race. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Donald Trump endorses Vince Fong to replace Kevin McCarthy. Will it affect California race?

Former President Trump endorses Assemblyman Vince Fong in California's 20th Congressional District race.
Two candidates have dropped out and endorsed Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

Where March 5 election results stand in Berkeley and Alameda County

Votes are still being counted in Berkeley primary elections with two measures passing. Mayor Jesse Arreguin advances to November election for District 7 Senate race. Nikki Fortunato Bas leads in Alameda County Supervisor race. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Donald Trump endorses Vince Fong to replace Kevin McCarthy. Will it affect California race?

Former President Trump endorses Assemblyman Vince Fong in California's 20th Congressional District race.
Two candidates have dropped out and endorsed Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux. [ more ]
moreelections
SFGATE
4 months ago
SF real estate

Retired California politician's home hits market for $6.5 million

Former politician's home, a hub for political and social gatherings, listed for $6.5 million
Property boasts spacious outdoor areas, sustainable features, and historic significance. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Here's what happened in California's primary election while you were sleeping

President Biden won 89.4% in California Democratic primary, Trump led with 78.4% in Republican primary.
California's 'jungle primary' system can lead to same-party matchups in November elections. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Republican Kevin Kiley, Democrat Jessica Morse to battle in close November House race

Rep. Kevin Kiley holds signature-gathering event for Prop 47 amendment initiative
Kiley and Morse advance to the Nov. 5 general election for California's 3rd Congressional District. [ more ]
#election-strategy
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Garvey and Schiff lead in Senate race, well positioned for runoff, poll shows

Rep. Adam B. Schiff strategically spent millions to highlight Republican Senate candidate's conservative record.
Schiff's campaign efforts are positioning him as the likely general election opponent, with a significant lead over Garvey. [ more ]
www.ocregister.com
1 month ago
US Elections

As Donald Trump heads to California, vulnerable House Republicans navigate his guilty verdict

House Republicans face balancing act with Trump's legal troubles. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Garvey and Schiff lead in Senate race, well positioned for runoff, poll shows

Rep. Adam B. Schiff strategically spent millions to highlight Republican Senate candidate's conservative record.
Schiff's campaign efforts are positioning him as the likely general election opponent, with a significant lead over Garvey. [ more ]
www.ocregister.com
1 month ago
US Elections

As Donald Trump heads to California, vulnerable House Republicans navigate his guilty verdict

House Republicans face balancing act with Trump's legal troubles. [ more ]
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#homelessness
Kqed
5 months ago
California

Transcript: Proposition 1 - Behavioral Health Funding | KQED

Proposition one in California aims to allocate state funds to address homelessness and severe behavioral health issues.
Proposition one includes both a bond measure and reallocation of existing funds to build more housing and treatment facilities. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Column: Credit Newsom for trying to alleviate homelessness, not that he has much choice

Gov. Newsom's ballot measure to address homelessness is the biggest attempt by a California governor, but it may not have a significant impact.
The primary challenge for solving homelessness in California is the high cost of housing. [ more ]
Kqed
5 months ago
California

Transcript: Proposition 1 - Behavioral Health Funding | KQED

Proposition one in California aims to allocate state funds to address homelessness and severe behavioral health issues.
Proposition one includes both a bond measure and reallocation of existing funds to build more housing and treatment facilities. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Column: Credit Newsom for trying to alleviate homelessness, not that he has much choice

Gov. Newsom's ballot measure to address homelessness is the biggest attempt by a California governor, but it may not have a significant impact.
The primary challenge for solving homelessness in California is the high cost of housing. [ more ]
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#governor-newsom
San Jose Inside
4 months ago
California

Newsom Is Facing Another Recall Attempt

Conditions worsened in California since the 2021 recall, prompting a new effort to remove Governor Newsom before 2027.
Activists believe Newsom needs to refocus on California's issues rather than national politics for a successful governance outcome. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
California

Newsom faces new recall by group who says he abandoned CA to 'advance his presidential ambitions'

Governor Newsom facing another recall attempt
Reasons for recall include homeless rates and education issues [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
California

California Gov. Newsom faces seventh recall effort

Governor Gavin Newsom faces a new recall effort in 2022 after surviving a previous attempt.
Recall attempts on California governors are not unusual, with rare instances of success. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 weeks ago
California

Column: Why Newsom might not be cut out for Washington

Newsom broke tradition by delivering his State of the State address via a prerecorded video and text, not in person, which is unprecedented for California governors. [ more ]
San Jose Inside
4 months ago
California

Newsom Is Facing Another Recall Attempt

Conditions worsened in California since the 2021 recall, prompting a new effort to remove Governor Newsom before 2027.
Activists believe Newsom needs to refocus on California's issues rather than national politics for a successful governance outcome. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
California

Newsom faces new recall by group who says he abandoned CA to 'advance his presidential ambitions'

Governor Newsom facing another recall attempt
Reasons for recall include homeless rates and education issues [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
California

California Gov. Newsom faces seventh recall effort

Governor Gavin Newsom faces a new recall effort in 2022 after surviving a previous attempt.
Recall attempts on California governors are not unusual, with rare instances of success. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 weeks ago
California

Column: Why Newsom might not be cut out for Washington

Newsom broke tradition by delivering his State of the State address via a prerecorded video and text, not in person, which is unprecedented for California governors. [ more ]
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Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
Los Angeles

The rise and stumbles of the San Fernando Valley Latino political machine

Alex Padilla and Tony Cárdenas, both sons of Mexican immigrants from the San Fernando Valley, teamed up early in their careers to represent their community in politics.
Their successful collaboration in an assembly race marked the beginning of a political journey that led Cárdenas to becoming a congressman and Padilla to becoming California's first Latino U.S. senator. [ more ]
#gavin-newsom
sfist.com
4 months ago
California

Sigh, Republican Group Trying to Recall Governor Gavin Newsom Yet Again

Recall attempt against Gavin Newsom initiated again by the same group that previously failed
Current recall effort criticized for being a waste of time and money [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Republicans to launch another long-shot effort to recall Newsom

Rescue California plans a new effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, citing budget deficit and lack of focus on state issues.
Newsom dismisses the recall attempt as a distraction from important issues like democracy and reproductive freedom. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 week ago
California

Mathews: Why is Newsom quoting a failed governor and atheist?

Culbert Olson was an anomalous political figure in California, known for being the only Democrat governor during a Republican-dominated era and an unapologetic atheist. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 weeks ago
California

Newsom attacks 'poisonous populism of the right' in speech that defies California tradition

Gov. Newsom praised California's economic strength and values while rejecting the tradition of delivering the State of the State address in person. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 weeks ago
California

Newsom family will move to Marin County this summer, citing children's education

Gov. Gavin Newsom will split time between Marin county and Sacramento to ensure children's education continuity. [ more ]
sfist.com
4 months ago
California

Sigh, Republican Group Trying to Recall Governor Gavin Newsom Yet Again

Recall attempt against Gavin Newsom initiated again by the same group that previously failed
Current recall effort criticized for being a waste of time and money [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Republicans to launch another long-shot effort to recall Newsom

Rescue California plans a new effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, citing budget deficit and lack of focus on state issues.
Newsom dismisses the recall attempt as a distraction from important issues like democracy and reproductive freedom. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 week ago
California

Mathews: Why is Newsom quoting a failed governor and atheist?

Culbert Olson was an anomalous political figure in California, known for being the only Democrat governor during a Republican-dominated era and an unapologetic atheist. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 weeks ago
California

Newsom attacks 'poisonous populism of the right' in speech that defies California tradition

Gov. Newsom praised California's economic strength and values while rejecting the tradition of delivering the State of the State address in person. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 weeks ago
California

Newsom family will move to Marin County this summer, citing children's education

Gov. Gavin Newsom will split time between Marin county and Sacramento to ensure children's education continuity. [ more ]
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www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Joe Biden to visit San Francisco, Los Altos Hills for campaign fundraisers

President Biden is visiting California for fundraising events with high-profile Democratic donors.
Biden's fundraising efforts in California are key in his campaign strategy for the upcoming election. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Social justice

Column: California Latinos have become more skeptical of undocumented immigrants. What changed?

California Democrats have historically supported laws to protect undocumented immigrants
Latino support for undocumented immigrants in California has steadily decreased over the last two decades [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
California

Northern California Democrat to become Senate leader. He brings an 'Energizer bunny' work ethic

Sen. Mike McGuire will become Senate president pro tem, one of the highest-ranking positions in the state.
McGuire is known for his high energy level and constant multitasking. [ more ]
#governor-race
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Los Angeles

Senate leader Toni Atkins joins 2026 race for California governor

State Sen. Toni Atkins announced her run for California governor in 2026.
Atkins is the first female and LGBTQ+ president pro tem in state history. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
California

California Senate leader Toni Atkins announces run for governor in 2026

Toni Atkins, the leader of the California Senate, has announced her intention to run for governor in 2026.
Atkins, who is a lesbian, could potentially become the first woman and LGBTQ governor in California. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Los Angeles

Senate leader Toni Atkins joins 2026 race for California governor

State Sen. Toni Atkins announced her run for California governor in 2026.
Atkins is the first female and LGBTQ+ president pro tem in state history. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
California

California Senate leader Toni Atkins announces run for governor in 2026

Toni Atkins, the leader of the California Senate, has announced her intention to run for governor in 2026.
Atkins, who is a lesbian, could potentially become the first woman and LGBTQ governor in California. [ more ]
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Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
California

Schwarzenegger says L.A. Times columnist George Skelton inspired him to run for governor

Former Gov. Schwarzenegger credits LA Times columnist George Skelton for inspiring him to run for California governor in 2003.
Skelton interviewed Schwarzenegger and wrote a column about their conversation, leading to Schwarzenegger's decision to run. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
California

Column: For 50 years, George Skelton has had a ringside seat at the California political circus

The author has been working as a state Capitol reporter for the Los Angeles Times for 50 years.
The author reflects on the changes in The Times, California politics, and the state itself over the past 50 years. [ more ]
The Mercury News
1 month ago
US Elections

Donald Trump leaves San Francisco for Beverly Hills to rake in more campaign cash

Trump embarks on fundraising tour after New York convictions, capitalizing on increased GOP support for big donations. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
California

CA lawmakers push to enshrine same-sex marriage rights in constitution

California Governor Gavin Newsom aims to expand marriage rights by supporting ACA 5, focusing on marriage equality and combating potential threats to same-sex protections. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
California

Forget the first 220 failures to split California. This developer has a new plan to secede

The man from Rancho Cucamonga aims to lead San Bernardino County to secede from California, driven by civic pride and a desire to reimagine the political system. [ more ]
Kqed
1 month ago
LGBT

Japanese Tourists Flock To LA To See Shohei Ohtani | KQED

Reversal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy benefits veterans.
If Komrosky is recalled, a new member can be appointed or a special election held. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 week ago
SF politics

Top California Democrats announce ballot measure targeting retail theft

California Democrats are pushing for a plan to combat retail theft that involves cracking down on repeat offenders and increasing penalties, competing with a business-backed crime-focused measure. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
US news

Newsom Uses Annual State Address to Confront Republicans Across the Nation

Gov. Newsom defends California's liberal policies against conservative criticism, presenting them as an antidote to right-wing populism. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 weeks ago
Left-wing politics

How immigration is shaping these California races - and could tip control of the House

Immigration is a key issue in local California politics, impacting control of Congress.
The U.S.-Mexico border is a significant political focus in downballot races, influencing party control in Congress. [ more ]
sfist.com
1 month ago
SF politics

A Federal Building By UN Plaza Might Be Named After Dianne Feinstein

The movement to name buildings after Dianne Feinstein continues in California. [ more ]
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