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Carly Fiorina's Silicon Valley story could boost or bust her presidential bid

05/04/2015 08:18 PM PDT
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina launches her presidential candidacy without a geographic base, a well-defined constituency or even a surefire résumé. 
California health care bill for illegal immigrants on hold
05/04/2015 05:36 PM PDT - Closely watched California legislation that would extend free or low-cost health care coverage to immigrants who are in the country illegally is on hold until month's end, when it will either be moved to the full Senate for a vote or shelved. 

Bill Clinton: Foundation has done nothing wrong
05/04/2015 07:54 AM PDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton defended his family's charitable foundation, saying there's nothing "sinister" about getting wealthy people to help poor people in developing countries. 

Ben Carson to seek GOP presidential nomination
05/04/2015 06:55 AM PDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. 

Carly Fiorina announces presidential bid
05/04/2015 06:35 AM PDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former technology executive Carly Fiorina announced she's running for president, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was set to launch his bid as well on Monday, as the Republican field of hopefuls expands once more. 

Tributes to Dave Goldberg continue to pour in by way of social media
05/03/2015 09:37 PM PDT - The CEO of SurveyMonkey and the husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg died suddenly Friday night while reportedly traveling abroad with Sandberg.  

Health care: Illegal immigrants would get Medi-Cal under California bill
05/03/2015 07:09 PM PDT - On Monday, controversial California legislation that would extend health care coverage to immigrants who are in the country illegally heads to a key vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee.  

Santa Clara County: $7 million in relief sought for financially troubled ambulance provider Rural/Metro
05/03/2015 04:32 PM PDT - Santa Clara County will consider giving its financially troubled ambulance service provider some relief, with a proposal that will help Rural/Metro save $7 million annually, mainly by cutting fees and fines while raising rates.  

Barnidge: Bonilla or Glazer? Ignore the mailers, and check out the issues
05/04/2015 11:14 AM PDT - State Senate candidates differ wildly on high-speed rail, pensions, taxes and BART strikes. 

Political Blotter: Sen. Rand Paul to visit Bay Area on May 9
05/02/2015 10:09 PM PDT - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul will visit the Bay Area to take part in a "disrupting democracy" tech event in San Francisco; also, Rep. Zoe Lofgren helps lead the charge to have the rest of the nation follow in California's footsteps on redistricting. 

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'An Ember in the Ashes' poised to set YA market afire

After a launch party April 28 at Kepler's Books, Sabaa Tahir of Mountain View will embark on a seven-city national book tour; and Paramount has already snapped up the movie rights in a seven-figure deal and foreign rights have been sold in 24 countries.