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    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton was back in the Bay Area on Sunday, making a stop in Vallejo to speak with community leaders, before heading to Sacramento, as she made a last-ditch effort to sew up support before California's primary on Tuesday. Chuck Coppola reports. (Published Sunday, June 5, 2016)

    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton was back in the Bay Area on Sunday, making a stop in Vallejo to speak with community leaders, before heading to Sacramento, as she made a last-ditch effort to sew up support before California's primary on Tuesday. 

    Clinton first appeared at the Good Day Cafe in Vallejo for a meeting with community leaders, similar to the chat she had with small business owners at House of Chicken and Waffles in Oakland in May. 

    In Vallejo, Clinton discussed issues related to education, police, incarceration and mental health. She also spoke about gun control.

    "We have to take on the gun lobby," she said. "We have to stand up and say, 'No.' We're going to have comprehensive backgorund checks. We're going to close the gun show loophole and the online loophole. We're going to close what's called the Charleston loophole."

    The so-called Charleston loophole allows gun buyers to take possession of a gun after three days, regardless of whether a background check has been completed. 

    Clinton then was scheduled to apprear at Sacramento City College for a public event in the school's North Gym.

    While her competitor Bernie Sanders has made waves with impassioned speeches and huge rallies, Clinton has held quieter events that attempt to hone in on both national and hyperlocal issues with the help of local politicians. 

    At the Vallejo and Sacramento events, she continued to speak about "breaking down barriers," a theme that has been running throughout her presidential campaign. She talked about better pathways to college for children and apprentice programs to help those who don't go to college get jobs.

    Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have been barnstorming through the Bay Area making the East Bay ground zero in their efforts to get out the vote.
    Both candidates have campaign offices in Oakland, where Clinton has appeared twice this month, and Sanders has recently held his characteristically huge rallies in Vallejo and the South Bay

    Clinton, Sanders and Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump have been barnstorming through the Bay Area in the past few weeks, making the region ground zero in their efforts to get out the vote in the Golden State. All three have appeared at talks, rallies and organizing events several times in the last few months. 

    Former President Bill Clinton was in Los Gatos on Sunday attending a fundraising event at a private residence. He is scheduled to make five Bay Area appearances Monday on behalf of his wife. He'll be making stops at Hayward City Hall at 10:45 a.m., the Fox Theater in Oakland at 12:15 p.m., Marsh Elementary School in Antioch at 2 p.m., the Richmond Art Center in Richmond at 3:45 p.m. and the Joseph Lee Recreation Center in San Francisco at 5:30 p.m.

    At each event, the doors open one hour before the scheduled start.

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