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Tom Campbell—centrist former congressman, former state senator and former Republican—is out to launch a third party in California, predicting legislative candidates will run under the new banner as soon as…

California lags other states in closing the achievement gap for disadvantaged students. A new 10-year report suggests a major state investment in preschool.

As cities look for ways to tackle homelessness and the state pours half a billion dollars into finding solutions, we look at the science of empathy.

Running to unseat fellow Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, state Sen. Kevin de León continued to criticize her response to a constituent’s accusation of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett…

The conference featured promises to reduce greenhouse gases, vows to banish carbon, multilateral pacts and sincere handshakes.

State officials hope to improve dental care for low-income residents by signing up more dentists, paying them better and emphasizing prevention.

A weekly recap of the most significant (or most funny or interesting or just plain weird) developments across California’s 53 congressional districts:

The state wants 5 million clean vehicles on the road by 2030. There's a long way to go.

Some environmental activists say Brown should ban fracking, end new oil drilling and wean the state off fossil fuels.

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