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County Supervisors Approve More Urban Sprawl in Tejon Ranch

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| Developers just got the green light to build a city with nearly 20,000 homes on the L.A.-Kern County line. Some residents are less than thrilled.

Pricey real estate prompts scammers to target senior homeowners

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Amid California’s record-shattering housing prices, the state’s senior homeowners are sitting on a gold mine. That’s made them marks for con artists.

AirTalk special: CA Dream post-election statewide call-in

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In collaboration with the California Dream project, join us for a live statewide call-in show on Wednesday from 11am to noon.

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​The new normal in California’s direct democracy process: ballot measures as leverage

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A 2014 state law opened up California’s direct democracy process to negotiations with the governor and Legislature. In doing so, it created a powerful new tool for interest groups.

How California initiatives became a big money game

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The story behind the California Lottery tells us a lot about the role of special interests in our direct democracy process.

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Who to thank (or blame) for California’s direct democracy

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How California came to have one of the most powerful, and least flexible initiative processes in the world.

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The California Dream Takes Center Stage In Governor’s Race

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Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Republican businessman John Cox are vowing to restore the California Dream.

The block that Prop. 13 built: Should businesses pay more?

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In 2020, California voters could raise property tax bills for their business-owning neighbors.