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California Sen. Kamala Harris was among the 11 presidential hopefuls who addressed a San Francisco meeting of the Democratic National Committee — where talk of California issues was virtually absent. Photo by Ben Christopher for CalMatters

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California’s political equivalent to Iowa’s corn ethanol? Democratic presidential wannabes haven’t found it yet

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Gov. Newsom on new police deadly force law: How I’ll know it’s working

Voting Center in Sacramento Photo by Robbie Short for CALmatters

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State’s top elections chief plans to take “California model” national

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A plea to the right and left: tone down the rhetoric

A citizens' commission will redraw political district maps in California —designed to be an antidote to partisan gerrymandering. Image by iStock

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With whites and men still dominating the pool, can California create a diverse redistricting panel?

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As gun control efforts advance in California Capitol, opponents bank on the courts