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U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., was asked to explain her 2005 vote to offer gun manufacturers liability protections during a debate in the U.S.Senate race.

PolitiFact California looks at claims made by elected officials, candidates and groups and rates them as: True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False, False and Pants On Fire. Learn more about PolitiFact California.

From left to right: Duf Sundheim, Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez, Ron Unz, Tom Del Beccaro at a debate at KPBS in San Diego, May 10, 2016.
Milan Kovacevic / KPBS

From left to right: Duf Sundheim, Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez, Ron Unz, Tom Del Beccaro at a debate at KPBS in San Diego, May 10, 2016.

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Claire Trageser | KPBS

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors is not accepting a study about possible development in a 5-thousand acre area along the San Joaquin River north of Fresno. Opponents saw the study as a first step toward commercial development along the river bottom.

The so-called ‘Friant Corridor Feasibility Study’ was intended to be a first look at potential places for development from the north edge of Fresno to the Community of Friant.

Kerncountylibrary.org

Public libraries are often seen as important pillars of knowledge and sources of civic pride. But in Kern County, they are struggling to keep their doors open. Now, voters have a chance to establish a dedicated funding stream for their libraries for the first time.

A June 7th vote on Measure F could be a test of community support for their library system.

At the Beale Memorial Library in Bakersfield, Seven-year-old Emmy Sperber practices her reading as her father Jason looks on.

Republicans in the California Legislature are sizing up their own campaigns now that businessman Donald Trump will be their party’s presidential nominee. And they’re hoping the old election cliché holds true that “all politics is local."

Neither Senate Minority Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) nor Assembly Minority Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) have endorsed Trump yet.

Mayes, who previously endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich, even tweeted that he agreed with House Speaker Paul Ryan’s non-endorsement.

US Senate hopefuls to debate the issues Tuesday night

May 6, 2016

Tuesday's debate with the major candidates running for U.S. Senate should give California voters a chance to see which office seeker best aligns with their views on issues like the economy and immigration.

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

The control tower of the Terminus Dam at Lake Kaweah is currently full of more than 90 feet of water. The flooded tower has crippled the dam’s ability to release water.

At some point on Sunday, April 24th, a water value in the control tower broke and water began pouring into the tower, which controls the release gates on the Terminus dam.

It wasn’t until the next day when the flooding was even noticed and by then the tower was quickly filling.

Friday, divers began swimming into the tower to seal the valve and begin inspecting the damage.

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Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin yesterday cut the ribbon for a new park in southeast Fresno. And this isn’t just any park.

Fresno skateboarders have a new skate park to play in. It’s located behind Romain Park near the junction of routes 41 and 180. And it’s unlike any other skate park in Fresno: it was designed by skateboarders. Hundreds of teenagers and young adults took part in the planning process—including Manuel Martinez.

When Republican Duf Sundheim showed up at the Democratic Party’s statewide convention in San Jose a few weeks ago, I was a little surprised to see him and asked him what he was doing there.

“Listening and learning,” Sundheim said, “and letting the people of California know that if I’m elected to the United States Senate I’m not just going to listen to the people who voted for me. I’m going to listen to all the people of California.”

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