Imperial County Defends Calif.'s Gay Marriage Ban
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Opponents Try To Block Calif. Same-Sex Marriage
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Oakland Looks At Taxing Pot To Close Budget Gap
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A worker with the Downtown Oakland Association sweeps the sidewalk near graffiti painted by protesters outside a drug store in Oakland on Friday. The federal government said it will investigate now that officer Johannes Mehserle was convicted Thursday of involuntary manslaughter, touching off angry protests that damaged stores and netted dozens of arrests. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Transit Officer's Verdict Sparks Violent Protests
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Oakland Waits For Verdict In BART Shooting Trial
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Judge To Take Weeks To Rule On Gay Marriage
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Ex-Cop Faces Trial In Racially Charged Murder Case
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Richard Lee has created a multimillion-dollar empire in Oakland, Calif., built largely on medicinal pot. And now, he wants to take it a step further, by turning marijuana into a totally legal, taxable commodity for any Californian age 21 or older. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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The Man Bankrolling California's Pot Initiative
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Jump Start: NUMMI Is Reborn For Electric Cars
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The Controversy Over Aluminum Bats
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San Mateo, Calif., Grapples With Economic Fallout
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New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., also known as NUMMI, was a unique joint venture between Toyota and General Motors in Fremont, Calif. Jennifer Baires/KQED hide caption

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NUMMI Plant Closure Ends Toyota-GM Venture
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