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All of California’s House members team up to ask for fire relief funds

California House members came together in a rare bipartisan effort Friday that they hope will result in federal disaster relief aid for victims of the Wine Country fires. Every member of California’s [Read entire story]

Democratic governor hopefuls take on single-payer care, Prop. 13 changes

The election is more than a year off, but the leading Democratic candidates for governor are already staking out differences on how to reform health care and are cautiously approaching an issue that has long been [Read entire story]

California GOP, hurting in ‘top-2’ system, moves to back primary candidate

ANAHEIM — Many California Republicans are frustrated that they frequently don’t have a GOP candidate to vote for in November, often feeling forced to either choose between two Democrats — or not cast a ballot at [Read entire story]

Powerful state Democrat Kevin de León to challenge Feinstein for Senate

State Senate President Kevin de León, the Los Angeles Democrat who has been at the forefront of California’s progressive climate-change and sanctuary-city legislation, is expected to announce Sunday that he will [Read entire story]

More women running for office and sharing their stories in the Trump era

When Gretchen Whitmer became the Democratic leader of the Michigan state senate in 2010, she found that there were more men named John (five) in the 38-member body than women (four). Whitmer, 46, [Read entire story]

Bill Clinton speaks of unification at SF event

While controversy swirls around next week’s release of Hillary Clinton’s memoir about the 2016 presidential election, former President Bill Clinton spoke of unifying America Friday night in San Francisco during a [Read entire story]

Tea Partiers aren’t just mad at Democrats, they’re mad at Republicans, too

[...] the 140 Tea Party-organized activists who gathered in a hotel by the Fresno airport this weekend have been as far from the anti-President Trump resistance as you can get. Representing regions all over California, [Read entire story]

State Democrats’ family feud imperils 2018 rebound

The election of longtime party insider Eric Bauman as the new chair of the California Democratic Party has inflamed painful feelings among progressives that the party isn’t listening to its grassroots [Read entire story]

L.A. nurse wins tight race to head state Democratic party

SACRAMENTO — Eric Bauman was elected chair of the California Democratic Party on Saturday, winning a tight 1,493-to-1,431 victory over Kimberly Ellis of Richmond, capping a heated battle to replace outgoing chair John [Read entire story]

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrives at halftime

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrives at halftime [...] did their historic comeback preview California’s June 7 presidential primary? An against-all-odds presidential campaign collided with an [Read entire story]

49ers say they’re like a tech firm, but do they hire like one?

49ers say they’re like a tech firm, but do they hire like one? Since they started playing in the heart of Silicon Valley, the San Francisco 49ers have portrayed themselves as the NFL’s version of a tech company. [Read entire story]

HUD secretary visit promotes Internet program for low-income kids

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro visited San Francisco tech firm GitHub Tuesday to promote ConnectHome, a new federal program designed to bring broadband Internet to 200,000 low-income children in 28 [Read entire story]

A way to diversify tech? Treat computer class like math

Backed by an all-star cast of Silicon Valley executives and nonprofit leaders, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom asked the University of California Academic Senate Wednesday to count high school computer science classes as math [Read entire story]

Pandora buys Rdio, prepares to take on Spotify

In a move that signals it could be beefing up to take on rival Spotify, Oakland-based Pandora announced Monday that it is purchasing the assets of financially-strapped online music service Rdio for $75 million. The [Read entire story]

Daily fantasy sites FanDuel, DraftKings barred from N.Y.

New York’s attorney general said daily fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel could no longer accept bets in his state Tuesday, a move that analysts say could ripple across the nation to other states that may [Read entire story]

Domestic worker accuses tech execs of sex harassment, wage theft

The 45-year-old single mother of three from the Philippines said the couple maintained an atmosphere where Poetzscher’s unwanted sexual advances and innuendos were tolerated while she was a live-in worker, looking [Read entire story]

Blue Wolf defies San Francisco graffiti ban at Dreamforce

On the eve of Saleforce’s annual Dreamforce convention, a New York firm came to San Francisco to do what the tech industry does best: flout regulation. The business consultancy Blue Wolf adorned sidewalks around the [Read entire story]

Latest investor in wearable technology: the feds

The Pentagon is getting into the booming wearable tech business, announcing a $171 million public-private partnership Friday with Silicon Valley players to produce leading-edge products for both the consumer market and [Read entire story]

Jesse Jackson applauds new HP boards as tech’s ‘most diverse’

When Hewlett-Packard splits into two companies Nov. 1, activists say it will have the most diverse board of directors in the tech world after appointing four African Americans to its new panels Wednesday. Last year, the [Read entire story]

Martin O’Malley coming to S.F. to woo techies, raise cash

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley will meet with tech leaders and hold a low-dollar fundraiser in San Francisco next week in his first campaign stop in the region. The former Maryland [Read entire story]