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After three weeks of secrets, rumors and public uproar, the California Coastal Commission will deliberate whether to fire embattled Executive Director Charles Lester, whose potential ouster has churned up a Mavericks-sized wave of protest from environmentalists.  
With his potential successors dominating the airwaves, President Barack Obama will arrive in the Bay Area on Wednesday for two fundraisers -- including one at the home of a Hillary Clinton donor whose own political ambitions may have been damaged by recent bad press.  
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring the insistence of voters in both parties on shaking up American politics.  


California governor race: Villaraigosa, Newsom neck and neck in first Field Poll
Three experienced Democrats with broad name recognition -- former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and current Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti -- have the largest proportions of early voter support.