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Bernie Sanders, the independent U.S. senator from Vermont, is a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. In this video, find out where Sanders stands on immigration reform, combating ISIS, raising the minimum wage and the legali
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Bernie Sanders, the independent U.S. senator from Vermont, is a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. In this video, find out where Sanders stands on immigration reform, combating ISIS, raising the minimum wage and the legali

With the odds stacked against him, Bernie Sanders is forging ahead on a quest to become the Democratic presidential nominee and hosting a rally in Sacramento tonight.

Hillary Clinton, who held a rally in Oakland and fundraiser across the bay in San Francisco Friday, leads Sanders in the national primary race. Recent polls give Clinton an advantage in California, where voters weigh in June 7.

Nonetheless, the Vermont senator has pledged to continue his campaign through the primaries and says he has a good shot of winning the state. Doors open at 5 p.m. at Bonney Field.

Miss Sanders in Sacramento? Doors open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for another rally in Stockton at the Weber Point Event Center.

API HERITAGE: Hudson Yang, the 12-year-old actor who plays the hip-hop loving eldest son of the Huang family in the ABC comedy “Fresh Off the Boat,” will take part in a celebration for Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the Assembly today. In addition to Yang, the Assembly will recognize KQED host Thuy Vu and chef Cathlyn Choi, among others. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. during the Assembly floor session.

MOURNING: A memorial has been scheduled for Julie Soderlund, a 38-year-old local communications specialist who died late last month. Soderlund, who publicly chronicled her battle with melanoma, worked for former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carly Fiorina and other well-known Republicans. Friends will gather at Westminster Presbyterian Church on N Street at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 27. A reception is expected to follow.

TEST DRIVE: Take a cruise in an Audi A3 e-tron, Nissan Leaf or Volkswagen e-Golf on the west side of the Capitol today. The Department of General Services is teaming up with AltCar, a traveling car expo, to allow public test drives of about a half-dozen alternative vehicles. DGS reminds everyone that alternative cars are available on state contracts. The expo runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Taryn Luna: 916-326-5545, @TarynLuna

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