Richard Gonzales Richard Gonzales is NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco.

Stockton Unified School District Police Officer Myra Franco and Chief Jim West patrol 50 schools in California's Central Valley region. One of the campuses was the site of a 1989 shooting massacre. Richard Gonzales/NPR hide caption

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How To Be The Good Guy With A Gun At School

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Rove Tells Calif. GOP To 'Get Back In The Game'

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Oakland To Issue IDs That Double As Debit Cards

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Stanford Tops College Fundraising List

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Oakland Officials Confounded By Surge In Violent Crime

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After Years Of Huge Deficits, California Starts To See A Fiscal Turnaround

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Demand High At San Francisco Firearms Show As Nation Mulls Gun Control

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New Logo At University Of California Causes Uproar

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Meng So, coordinator of the University of California, Berkeley's Undocumented Student Program, says students he helps are from low-income families with no experience navigating a university such as Berkeley. So calls undocumented students "underground undergrads." Carol Ness/UC Berkeley hide caption

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Berkeley Receives $1M For Undocumented Students

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School District Owes $1 Billion On $100 Million Loan

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California Learns From Hurricane Sandy In Northeast

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BBQ Support: Feeding Fellow Americans After Sandy

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New York's Financial Center Hard Hit By Sandy

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Democrat Ami Bera is challenging Lungren. Bera ran against Lungren in 2004 and lost, but since the district was redrawn, the race has become competitive. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And Pricey

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Calif. Death Penalty Opposition Focuses On Economy

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