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SF Supervisor Acknowledges Affair with Legislative Aide

SF Supervisor Acknowledges Affair with Legislative Aide

An aide to a San Francisco supervisor is on leave after it was revealed Wednesday that she was romantically involved... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
Examining Recount for State Controller

Examining Recount for State Controller

NBC Bay Area's political analyst Larry Gerston examines a first of its kind recount for a statewide office. Watch »

Jul 14, 2014
Reality Check: What Led to Immigration Crisis?

Reality Check: What Led to Immigration Crisis?

President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security will ask Congress for $2 billion to help immediately stem a... Watch »

Jul 8, 2014
Obama Is Silicon Valley's Only Hope For Immigration Reform

Obama Is Silicon Valley's Only Hope For Immigration Reform

Border states have their needs, but Silicon Valley is looking to President Obama to change immigration policy... Read »

Jul 7, 2014
Dispensaries to Provide Free Marijuana to Low-Income Members

Dispensaries to Provide Free Marijuana to Low-Income Members

The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday approved a plan that includes dispensaries providing free marijuana... Watch »

Jul 4, 2014
New California Laws Take Effect

New California Laws Take Effect

A host of new laws took effect Tuesday. Here is a look at some of them. Read »

Jul 1, 2014
California High Speed Rail Criticized by Key Democrat

California High Speed Rail Criticized by Key Democrat

For years, the proposed high speed rail project has been attacked by Republicans. But now, Gov. Watch »

Jul 31, 2014
Court Deciding if Private Emails are Public Record

Court Deciding if Private Emails are Public Record

The California Supreme Court will decide if private emails and other electronic communications of... Read »

Jun 29, 2014
Hillary Clinton's Book Tour Stops in San Francisco

Hillary Clinton's Book Tour Stops in San Francisco

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the Bay Area as part of a national tour promoting her... Watch »

Jun 26, 2014
AP Declares Rangel Winner of Dem Primary

AP Declares Rangel Winner of Dem Primary

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, the face of Harlem politics for generations, held off a strong Democratic... Watch »

Jun 25, 2014
Venture Capitalist Proposing to Divide California Into 6 States

Venture Capitalist Proposing to Divide California Into 6 States

NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston examines venture capitalist Tim Draper's proposal to divide California... Watch »

Jun 25, 2014
Mayor Quan, East Bay Leaders Support Kill Switch Bill

Mayor Quan, East Bay Leaders Support Kill Switch Bill

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and other East Bay leaders Thursday called on the state Assembly to pass legislation... Read »

Jun 22, 2014
Public Access to All California Beaches May Become Reality

Public Access to All California Beaches May Become Reality

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law empowering the California Coastal Commission to fine property owners who... Watch »

Jun 23, 2014

"I Stepped Right in It:" Perry on Gay-Alcoholism Comparison

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he “stepped right in it” - but didn't actually apologize or take back his past comments -... Read »

Jun 20, 2014
Audit Seeks Investigation of CA Inmate Sterilizations

Audit Seeks Investigation of CA Inmate Sterilizations

California state auditors found 39 cases where female state prison inmates may not have understood they... Read »

Jun 21, 2014
California's Teacher Tenure Debate

California's Teacher Tenure Debate

NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston examines the recent decision that makes California's teacher tenure law... Watch »

Jun 16, 2014
Larry Gerston on 2014-2015 California State Budget

Larry Gerston on 2014-2015 California State Budget

On Sunday, the state legislature will pass the 2014-2015 state budget. And for the second year in a row, the... Watch »

Jun 15, 2014
California Legislature Approves $108 Billion State Budget

California Legislature Approves $108 Billion State Budget

Moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline, the state Legislature on Sunday approved California's $108... Watch »

Jun 15, 2014
In SF, Chris Christie Distances Himself from Rick Perry

In SF, Chris Christie Distances Himself from Rick Perry

In the second visit to the Bay Area by a nationally prominent Republican this week, Chris Christie was in... Watch »

Jun 14, 2014
California Democrats Replace 'Spend' with 'Invest

California Democrats Replace 'Spend' with 'Invest"

As billions of dollars in unexpected tax revenue pour into California, Democratic lawmakers have proposed all kinds... Read »

Jun 12, 2014
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