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In ‘failed state,’ schools face more cuts

California is at the very heart of what is internationally known as the "American crisis," and its schools are on the chopping block.

UC students protest racist incidents

Students are demanding stronger action following a series of racist incidents, including parties with racist themes and a noose hanging in the campus library.

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For one county, the worst is yet to come

For at least one California county's budget it's a crisis that will only get worse.

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Undocumented drivers' cars seized at 'sobriety' checkpoints

Police operating motorist sobriety checkpoints in California are impounding cars of unlicensed drivers at a far higher rate than they're arresting drunks behind the wheel, says a new report.

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Anthem Blue Cross - poster child for urgency of health reform

With its move to raise premiums on individual policyholders in California by up to 39 percent, Anthem Blue Cross enraged customers and elected officials.

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Calif. bills would create 140,000 jobs in state

California legislators are putting jobs creation at the top of their agenda.

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Ray of hope for environmental justice

SAN FRANCISCO - What do a hazardous waste disposal plant, a refinery, a former power plant site and a housing complex under construction have in common?

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Rallies demand strong health care bill

On the eve of President Obama's first State of the Union address, people in over 130 communities around the country rallied at Congressional offices Jan. 26.

Witness at equal marriage trial: Opposition ‘grounded in prejudice'

San Francisco's equal marriage trial, now in its third week, has been marked by moving testimony about the pain denial of marriage has inflicted on same-sex couples and their families.

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Californians fight back vs. budget cuts

Californians in the crosshairs of Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest budget proposals have launched a statewide movement to save and improve their state's safety net.

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