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How California Political Power Could Head South

03/08/2023

Southern California could reassert itself as the political epicenter after Senator Dianne Feinstein retires. The congressional candidates vying to succeed her in 2024, and the vacancies their campaigns have created, provide opportunities for officeholders who are younger and more liberal.

Schiff, Porter in Tight Race to Succeed Feinstein

02/23/2023

The race to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein is shaping up to be a close contest between two congressional colleagues who have built national profiles but appeal to different generations of Democratic voters.

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Did Peter Thiel Cause the Collapse of SVB?

Peter Thiel, the Donald Trump supporting Silicon Valley billionaire and venture capitalist, may have played a big role inthe bank run that ended in the failure of Silicon Valley Bank. But why?

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State appoints Caballero to represent San Benito through 2024

This article was written by BenitoLink intern Michael Koteles State Senator Anna Caballero will remain San Benito County’s representative in the Senate through 2024. According to her news release on Feb. 9, the Senate Rules Committee appointed her to continue …

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Bridging the Great Divide

In a time of unprecedented polarization, Braver Angels encourages citizens to do something completely revolutionary: listen to each other.

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Hollister fires its city manager

Editor's note: This article was updated to include Councilmember Rolan Resendiz's comment. Last updated March 7 at 12:54 p.m. The Hollister City Council terminated City Manager Brett Miller on March 6. City Attorney Mary Lerner said at the meeting the …

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SCOTUS Takes on Section 230, the Online Free Speech Law

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday heard arguments in a potential landmark case that could roll back Section 230, the 27-year-old law that protects free speech on social media and other online platforms. Which way were the justices leaning?

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Dianne Feinstein ‚ÄėCharted Own Path‚Äô in Legendary Career

Dianne Feinstein, California's longtime senior U.S. Senator, has announced she will end a legendary career in public life that began in 1961 and took off amidst the turbulent, violent era of San Francisco in the 1970s.

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CNN: Kevin McCarthy AWOL on Central Valley Water Crisis

Kevin McCarthy has reached the top position in the U.S. House, but has still fallen short in addressing the ongoing water crisis in his owndistrict, a new CNN.com report says.

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Scramble Begins for Feinstein’s U.S. Senate Seat

Dianne Feinstein, who has been a U.S. senator from California for three decades, hasn't yet said whether she'll seek another term in 2024, but would-be successors are already standing in line.

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Zach Hilton: Goals for 2023

The year 2022 is in the rear-view mirror, and on Jan. 28 at 9am the Gilroy City Council will meet for our bi-annual strategic planning session. This is where the 2023-2024 legislative work plan and City Council Goals will be …

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Key Issues that Will Shape California in 2023

Welcome to 2023 ‚ÄĒ a year that may prove decisive in California‚Äôs attempts to address some major challenges, from housing and homelessness to climate change.

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