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Oakland Braces for Uber HQ

Oakland city officials and representatives of tech companies worry that Uber’s arrival in their city heralds a tech influx that could leave Oakland natives behind, much as the tech explosion in the San Francisco area affected the local population and culture.

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Johnny Damon Endorses Donald Trump

Johnny Damon, a member of the Boston Red Sox “Idiots” who won the franchise’s first World Series title since 1918, showed that his four years as a New York Yankee converted him, endorsing New Yorker Donald Trump for president.

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Superbugs Could Pollute Pacific Ocean

The Environmental Protection Agency has found the lethal “superbug,” carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), in a sewage plant in Los Angeles that treats waste and releases it into the Pacific Ocean.

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New California Speaker Could Be Sacramento Strongman

New term limit rules may give the new speaker of the California Assembly much more power, as Los Angeles Democrat Anthony Rendon could conceivably serve until 2024. Rendon, 48, told Bay Area public radio station KQED that his prospective longevity

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are introduced during the CNN presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thirteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the fifth set of Republican presidential debates.

Presidential Race Could Boost California Primaries

For the first time in decades, the presidential primary in California — on both sides — may profoundly affect the presidential race, boosting turnout and prompting a ripple effect that could change the nature of local races around the state.

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Newsom Hits Donald Trump over Wall with Mexico

This week, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom rereleased a video on Facebook challenging Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border. The video, posted on Facebook, has been seen almost nine million times.

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Shock: Analyst Blames Racist ‘Dog Whistle’ for Trump Wins

Tony Quinn, a Republican political analyst in California, has concluded that Donald Trump’s supporters are racists. “Trump well understood how to dog whistle the race card,” he writes at foxandhoundsdaily. The term “dog whistle” is a frequent leftist argument, which claims that Republicans