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FBI Raid San Francisco
California has had no shortage of political scandals lately. Three Democratic state senators are currently facing criminal charges, including the latest, Leland Yee.
Zero Water Preschool Garden - 1

New legislation could bring universal preschool to California

President Obama has made investment in early childhood education a priority in his second term, asking Congress to expand access across the country. But, he stopped short of calling for preschool to be a permanent fixture in all public schools.
Sociologist Dalton Conley tried an experiment: deliberately try out what parenting and science research says on his own two children.
College Athletes Announce Formation of Labor Organization

Should college athletes be allowed to form labor unions?

Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that a group of Northwestern University football players on scholarship are considered employees at the private institution.
San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Leland Yee Casts Vote Ahead Of Election
It's Thursday, which means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio by KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
Stephen F. Austin v UCLA

March Madness: How are California schools faring so far?

March Madness resumes tonight with the Sweet 16, the last 16 teams competing in the NCAA college basketball tournament. Over the next couple of nights the field will be cut down to eight and by Sunday evening, the Final Four.
Car Into Beachgoers
The Venice Boardwalk has always been known for an eclectic mix of artists, tourists and a bit of a rough element. Now, officials are moving to make it safer, but what sort of cultural impact will that have?
Fans of the site Awkward Family Photos, rejoice! These deliciously awkward photographs are coming to town.

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