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 Scenes from the never-dull Clinton White House
San Diego Union-Tribune - April 19, 1:51 am
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 Viewpoints: What does Leland Yee tell us about the political culture of Sacramento?
Sacramento Bee/Opinion - April 19, 12:00 am
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 Lines quickly being drawn in Solano DA's race
The Reporter (Vacaville) - April 19, 1:00 am
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 NEW: LAT: All hail 'economic stability,' surpluses achieved by Gov. Brown
CalWatchdog - April 19, 9:30 am
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 Another View: Feinstein’s bill should be enacted quickly
Sacramento Bee/Opinion - April 19, 12:00 am
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 Leland Yee case: Disgraced senator's legislative efforts fueled cash for campaigns

State Sen. Leland Yee spent his last three years in the Capitol much like his first nine, promoting high-minded laws to increase government transparency and help vulnerable constituents like foster children while simultaneously plunging his hands ... »Read

In this article: Ron Calderon, California Nurses Association, campaign finance, Joe Canciamilla, Fair Political Practices Commission, Leland Yee
Bills: SB 356,
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 Let's everybody calm down about the Leland Yee ruckus

When all is said and done, his alleged crimes come down to taking campaign contributions in return for issuing proclamations, using campaign funds to set up a meeting and taking campaign funds for writing a letter. Never did he sell his vote, steal ... »Read

In this article: Willie Brown, Michael Honda, Leland Yee
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 A bloody message for Leland Yee in the 1990s

According to eyewitness and other accounts, school board executive assistant Esther Casco was seated at the reception desk inside the former board offices at 135 Van Ness Ave. on a Friday afternoon when an Asian man in his early 20s ran past her and ... »Read

In this article: Andrew Ross, Leland Yee
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 How can a teacher fired for molestation allegations get another job in classroom?

East Bay educators and parents are trying to find out how Ron Guinto continued teaching children after being fired by a Richmond school following child sex abuse allegations. The answers reveal loopholes and blind spots a newly implemented law was ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Teachers Association
Bills: AB 215, AB 449,
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 San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought ... »Read

In this article: Peter V. Lee, Leland Yee
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 Counties tell Brown they need money for realignment

Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Diane Cummins, Jeff Stone, Evan Westrup
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 Solar project approved

SAN BERNARDINO • The San Bernardino County Planning Commission voted 3-1 this week to approve a conditional use permit for a solar power company that plans to establish a 5.8-megawatt facility on a 50-acre property near the intersections of ... »Read

In this article: Paul A. Smith, Paul Smith
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 Lynn, Cardinals beat sloppy Nationals 4-3

Lance Lynn won his fourth straight start and delivered an RBI double after yet another error by Washington, and the St. Louis Cardinals scored three unearned runs to beat Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals 4-3 Saturday. »Read

In this article: Anthony Rendon, Matt Williams
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 Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series. »Read

In this article: Chris Young, Chris Young
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 Saturday's Sports Transactions

Sent OF Shane Victorino to Pawtucket (IL) for a rehab assignment. »Read

In this article: Chris Young, Chris Young
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 NEW: LAT: All hail 'economic stability,' surpluses achieved by Gov. Brown

The ability of Gov. Jerry Brown to convince the state press corps that he has righted California's listing ship continues to amaze. The Golden State has by far the highest poverty rate in the nation. One in six adults can't find full-time work ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Gray Davis, Legislature, Chris Megerian, Proposition 25, Chris Reed, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pete Wilson
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 Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Diane Cummins, Jeff Stone, Evan Westrup
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 Scenes from the never-dull Clinton White House

Glimpses into behind-the-scenes workings of President Bill Clinton's White House, as revealed in newly released documents: »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Lisa A. Green, Leonard Peltier
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 Lines quickly being drawn in Solano DA's race

With the race for Solano County District Attorney beginning to take shape, money and supporters of the incumbent and his challenger, are beginning to pile up. »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Jim Frazier, Mike Thompson, Lois Wolk
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 Another View: Feinstein’s bill should be enacted quickly

The Bee editorial board asserts that several provisions in the Emergency Drought Relief Act are flawed, (“Feinstein’s water bill is an overreach,” Editorials, April 17). I would like to explain in more detail how those ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, water
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 Viewpoints: What does Leland Yee tell us about the political culture of Sacramento?

It is true that money flows freely, too freely, throughout our state Capitol. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, campaign finance, Dan Morain, Darrell Steinberg, water, Leland Yee
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