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Where Is the Money for the Los Angeles Mayor’s Race Coming From?

Nearly half of campaign contributions to five Los Angeles mayoral candidates come from donors outside the city.
Abortion rights supporters protest a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade at the Robert T. Matsui Courthouse in Sacramento on May 3, 2022.
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California Democrats Lean Into Abortion Rights as 'Defining Issue'

Gov. Gavin Newsom and other California Democrats are counting on abortion rights to drive their voters to the polls. But some may still care more about crime, homelessness and inflation.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown on Capitol Hill March 21, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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'Devastating': Local, California Leaders React to Possible Overturning of Roe v. Wade

Democratic leaders in California are expressing concerns in response to Justice Samuel Alito's draft ruling in favor of overruling Roe v. Wade.
Seriyah Harris, 11, organizes candles at a candlelight memorial for her father Sergio Harris, 38, who was killed in a mass shooting, in Sacramento. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
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California Eyes Citizen Lawsuits Over Illegal Guns

Lawmakers advance a California gun control bill to allow citizens to sue manufacturers and distributors over illegal and “ghost” weapons.
Crime scene investigators place evidence markers on 10th street at the scene of a mass shooting in downtown Sacramento on April 3, 2022.
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Sacramento Mass Shooting Supercharges Crime Debate

As California prepares for the June 7 primary, the worst mass shooting in Sacramento's history focuses attention on how elected officials will address gun violence and crime.
From left Reneisha Davis, Camaree Barr, and Samia Jones raise their fists during a moment of silence at a protest against police violence in the wake of George Floyd's murder by Minnesota Police.
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California Task Force: Reparations for Direct Descendants of Enslaved People Only

California’s first-in-the-nation task force to identify reparations for African Americans voted Tuesday to limit eligibility to those who can trace their lineage.
Sacramento district attorney Anne Marie Schubert speaks at a news conference in Sacramento, California.
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Cop Cash: California Law Enforcement Gives Big to Campaigns

California law enforcement groups are making sizable donations to candidates for attorney general, treasurer and Legislature before the June 7 primary. The biggest recipient is Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, who is trying to unseat Attorney General Rob Bonta.
Protesters surround the Los Angeles Superior Court to prevent an upcoming wave of evictions and call on Gov. Gavin Newsom to pass an eviction moratorium.
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California Lawmakers Struck a Deal on Eviction Protections. What Does It Mean for Tenants?

State lawmakers are rushing this week to extend California eviction protections for hundreds of thousands of tenants waiting for rent relief. But some advocacy groups for landlords and tenants alike are unhappy with the bill.
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