They gathered Thursday under a stand of redwoods near the steps of the state Capitol, a modest mix of young people and the graying veterans of the progressive and protest movements. They came to Sacramento, in the words of one, to reclaim the public square.

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Despite having the best record in the majors, the Oakland A’s opted not to stand pat at the non-waiver trade deadline, making one of Thursday’s biggest splashes by sending slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for prized starting pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes, and also shipping pitcher Tommy Milone to Minnesota for versatile outfielder Sam Fuld.
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Former El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting’s attempt to retain his seat and halt a special election was rejected Thursday by California’s Third District Court of Appeal.
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A California Senate report released Thursday said that Caltrans “gagged and banished” at least nine top experts for the new Bay Bridge after they complained about substandard work by the Shanghai, China, firm that built much of the span.
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Michael Crabtree not only is okay after sitting out the last one and half practices of training camp, Greg Roman thinks the 49ers receiver is in better shape than ever.
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With a hidden camera in his backpack and a professional videographer waiting outside, Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for California governor, said he walked into stores, restaurants and car washes throughout Fresno during a recent week spent posing as a regular guy in need of a job.
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The Stingray device collects some cellphone data of targeted phones by mimicking a tower.

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