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New polling: Feinstein, Pelosi slipping with California voters

Sens. Dianne Feinstein, center, and Barbara Boxer, left, are all smiles after they cast California's delegate votes to John Kerry during a roll call following the speech of John Edwards at Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2004. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, looks on.
Sens. Dianne Feinstein, center, and Barbara Boxer, left, are all smiles after they cast California's delegate votes to John Kerry during a roll call following the speech of John Edwards at Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2004. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, looks on. The Sacramento Bee file

In case you missed it:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s support has slipped in California – but don’t count her out in 2018.

California Democrats are growing tired of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Lawmakers want 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds to get provisional driver’s licenses.

Would you buy an electric car if you could use the carpool lane alone?

Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether community college students should get their first year tuition-free.

Legislation aimed at soaring prescription drug prices is headed to Brown.

Sen. Kamala Harris is joining the push for a national “Medicare-for-all” health care system. Hear what she had to say.

Children of deported immigrants could stay in California schools.

Small businesses may soon have to offer 12 weeks of unpaid leave to employees.

Brown will consider another smoking ban at beaches after vetoing one last year.

You could visit a California state park for half price on this day every year.

An effort to adopt permanent daylight saving time in California is shelved for the year.

‘Dreamers’ would receive more financial and legal help under a new legislative plan.

From the opinion pages:

Even Auntie Maxine knows, we’ll need more than outrage to prevent another Equifax situation, writes The Bee Editorial Board.

If Brown insists on traveling, here’s where he should go, says Bill Whalen.

A handful of these cookies will make you think you’re dying. California, meet legal weed, writes Brad Rowe.

Maria Klawe and Andrea Deveau suggest how to add diversity to sciences in California.

After Harvey and Irma, why put a power plant on the California coast? Matt Vespa and Carmen Ramirez wonder.

If Trump wants to know how not to reform a tax code, he should just look to California, George Runner says.

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