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Media Consumption in a Pandemic Age: Roger Salazar and Hilary McLean of Alza Strategies

As work and home life has changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, so has the way we consume media. With that, it requires those who wish to communicate political and policy ideas to change accordingly. Which of these changes are temporary and which are permanent?

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‘They’ve been blindsided’: Silicon Valley wakes up to Sacramento

The powerful tech giants of Silicon Valley may wield some of the biggest lobbying budgets in Washington, but they have been comparatively absent in their home state’s capital — where they are now on the defensive.

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Vice president, attorney general? Here’s what could be next for Kamala Harris

With Sen. Kamala Harris dropping out of the 2020 presidential race Tuesday, she returns her full attention to the Senate a month before the body is likely to start considering impeaching President Donald Trump.

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A battle for the popular vote

Millions of ballots are cast in a presidential election, but winning the White House comes down to just this: 270 votes.

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Capitol Weekly Podcast: Hilary McLean, Roger Salazar a duo again

Prominent political consultants Roger Salazar and Hilary McLean worked together in tiny digs in Gov. Gray Davis’ press office before the current crop of Capitol Weekly interns were even born.

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No. 92: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

The San Francisco Chronicle once called him “a master of the soundbite” and Roger Salazar has the record to back up that description. He heads ALZA Strategies, a political communications firm with heavy connections to California’s Latino political community.

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“Build a lot more of it:” What California can do to solve its housing problem

Our readers are telling us housing affordability is a top concern for them. We asked the California Influencers to discuss what can be done to make housing less expensive for California.