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Gov. Jerry Brown rose to power in the 1970s expressing a passion for cleaning up politics—but hasn't demonstrated the same zeal in the sunset of his career.

Scientists and LGBTQ groups want California to become the nation's first state to ban what they see as a harmful, prejudice-driven practice. But First Amendment purists and some religious conservatives…

Since 1911, when Progressive crusaders introduced the judicial recall, just four California judges had been booted from the bench by angry voters—until today. Santa Clara County voters favored...

California lawmakers added fuel to Elon Musk’s entrepreneurial fire last week when they cleared the way for sales of the investor’s newest—and probably hottest—product: personal flamethrowers. In the coming weeks,…

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