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[1 Mar 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Anti-49ers stadium group takes up other political issues in Santa Clara Originally an anti-stadium advocacy group, Santa Clara Plays Fair is growing into a prominent city watchdog for other city issues. They’ve earned respect of city leaders and local media.

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[3 Feb 2013 | Comments Off | ]
In victory or defeat, Bay Area competitors passionate about mock trial [VIDEO] After two years as reigning county mock trial champions, The Menlo School team was dethroned at the NorCal Mock Trial Invitational.

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[6 Dec 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Obama’s election victory spurs young immigrants to seek temporary legal status A program giving temporary legal status to young immigrants was in jeopardy during the presidential election. Now, local undocumented immigrants are rushing to fill out applications.

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[19 Nov 2012 | Comments Off | ]
New Santa Clara council members say ties to police won’t cause problems This month’s elections resulted in a Santa Clara City Council with strong ties to law enforcement and limited diversity.

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[17 Nov 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Voter turnout reached 80 percent in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties Historically, a presidential election year brings out a high percentage of registered voters — and that was the case on the Peninsula earlier this month.

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[9 Nov 2012 | Comments Off | ]
San Jose State students led winning campaign to raise minimum wage On Tuesday night, a grass-roots campaign two years in the making culminated with the passage of Measure D, which raises San Jose’s minimum wage from $8 to $10.

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[7 Nov 2012 | Comments Off | ]
In a city with rapid Latino growth, voters return African-American majority to council When voters elected East Palo Alto’s first majority-Latino City Council in 2008, the political landscape finally caught up to a demographic shift that had happened a decade earlier. But those gains have yet to solidify.

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[7 Nov 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Voters express mixed views on matters of life and death, Prop 34 and 36 Proposition 36, the Three Strikes Reform Act, passed with 68.6 percent of popular support. The death penalty repeal, Proposition 34, lost narrowly.

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[7 Nov 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Proposition 30 pulls off surprise victory Proposition 30, an initiative backed by Gov. Jerry Brown to raise income taxes on wealthy Californians to support public education, has pulled off a surprise victory despite trailing in the week leading up to the election.