Does Kamala Hold All the Cards for 2016?

Governor Kamala Harris

Randy Shaw: After doing what many thought impossible in winning election to the Attorney General as a woman of color, her statewide political strength is clear. Harris either decides to become the state’s next governor, or wins Boxer’s seat hands down.

California, Golden State: Poorest of All

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Keith Griffith: It has the Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Napa Valley wineries. It has something else, according to the Census Bureau. It’s the poorest state in the world’s largest economy.

English Learners Legal Rights

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Nicole Ochi and Jessica Price: California law requires school districts to send parents of English learners a notice at the beginning of each school year that would indicate that their child is an English learner.

Can You Be Arrested in California for Refusing to Provide ID?

Refusing to Provide ID

Hector Villagra: We think it’s clear that because California has no stop identify and statute — and, therefore, in the words of the Supreme Court, has not created a legal obligation requiring a suspect to answer questions — you cannot be arrested for failing to provide identification when detained by a police officer.