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Faulconer election won’t stop ‘Los Angelization’ of San Diego politics

On Tuesday, San Diego voters will decide between two City Council members in a special election to fill the remaining 33 months of the mayoral term of disgraced, resigned Bob Filner. The early conventional wisdom was that the clear favorite

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‘Techno-militarization’ seen in CA alarms tech intellectuals 0

The NSA scandal and the increasing use of technology to police and monitor all Americans, not just suspected terrorists around the world and in our midst, is a growing worry in Silicon Valley. CEOs fret that U.S. tech firms will

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CA response to Boston terror attack mostly measured, muted 7

April 17, 2013 By Chris Reed Unlike officials in New York, Washington and some other cities in the Northeast, elected leaders and law-enforcement officials in California took a generally measured and in some cases muted response to Monday’s terrorist attack

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Oakland hires ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Bill Bratton to fight crime 10

Jan. 29, 2013 By Dave Roberts Oakland’s website prominently touts that it has been ranked by the New York Times as the fifth best place in the world to visit. It beat out every other North American city as well

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Oakland violent crimes No. 3 in country 9

Jan. 13, 2013 By Katy Grimes A tiny blurb tucked away on page A4 of the Sunday Sacramento Bee today, told about four bloody murders in Oakland on Friday didn’t do the tragic story justice, nor give the whole picture.

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You can talk like Jerry Brown 20

Oct. 18, 2012 By John Seiler Jerry Brown has been elected governor twice, attorney general twice, mayor of Oakland twice and secretary of state once. A big factor is his use of Latin phrases. As you may have noticed, he

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Kick the NFL through the goalposts of California 0

John Seiler: Oct. 6, 2010 At a time when governments and citizens of California are bankrupt, the NFL could build at least one incredibly expensive stadium in the Bay Area: $735 million for the Oakland Raiders (formerly the L.A. Traitors).

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