Mary Anne Ostrom

Political Reporter, San Jose Mercury-News

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Political reporter for the San Jose Mercury-News

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Last May, the State Supreme Court declared that  same-sex marriage was legal  in California.

Supreme Court Hears Debate on Prop 8

Last May, the State Supreme Court declared that same-sex marriage was legal in California.

from Which Way, L.A.?

The  Olympic Torch  has been greeted with protests during almost every leg of the relay on the road to Beijing. In Paris yesterday, it was extinguished four times.

Preparing for the Olympic Torch Relay in San Francisco

The Olympic Torch has been greeted with protests during almost every leg of the relay on the road to Beijing. In Paris yesterday, it was extinguished four times.

from To the Point

CNN hyped  last night's Democratic presidential debate  at The Citadel in South Carolina as "revolutionary" because real people got to ask questions on video.

Will YouTube and Web 2.0 Change American Politics?

CNN hyped last night's Democratic presidential debate at The Citadel in South Carolina as "revolutionary" because real people got to ask questions on video.

from To the Point

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Legalizing the sale of cannabis in California has turned out to be a fruitful endeavor for the state thanks to taxes.

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After 15 months of the pandemic, the Golden State is no longer requiring capacity limits, masks, or social distancing in most places.

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The former Congress member talks to Robert Scheer about his life and the dramatic events surrounding his political rise, as told in his new book “The Division of Light and Power.”

from Scheer Intelligence

California will roll out a statewide electronic vaccine verification program, which Gov. Gavin Newsom does not call a passport.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino is running to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti, and he held his first official campaign event on Monday along the Venice Beach boardwalk.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

All of California is officially facing drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor . And much of the state is in extreme or severe drought after the dry winter.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

With the state’s color-coded reopening tiers riding off into the sunset, there’s no more social distancing, and masks in almost every indoor situation are being retired.

from KCRW Features

Community activists, entrepreneurs, and local politicians are keeping tabs on President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure spending plan that’s currently being debated on Capitol Hill.

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