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Surfing might not immediately strike one as a subject filled with history, but Professors Peter Westwick and Peter Neushel prove that the multi-billion dollar industry has a…

Surfing and the military industrial complex

Surfing might not immediately strike one as a subject filled with history, but Professors Peter Westwick and Peter Neushel prove that the multi-billion dollar industry has a…

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We’ve talked at length about propositions 30 and 38, which generate funding for California’s struggling schools.

Props 30 and 38: Still undecided?

We’ve talked at length about propositions 30 and 38, which generate funding for California’s struggling schools.

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Are you ready to vote? Here’s what you need to know beyond the ballot. When to Vote: Polls are open from 7AM – 8PM on Tuesday, November 6th Where…

California Elections: Voter Guide

Are you ready to vote? Here’s what you need to know beyond the ballot. When to Vote: Polls are open from 7AM – 8PM on Tuesday, November 6th Where…

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