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From protecting lighthouses to restricting e-cigarettes, retiring California lawmakers have a long to-do list

From protecting lighthouses to restricting e-cigarettes, retiring California lawmakers have a long to-do list

It's a race against the clock for some Democrats in California's congressional delegation.

With less than a year until their replacements are sworn in, Sen. Barbara Boxer and Reps. Sam Farr and Lois Capps are checking off their to-do lists, trying to wrap up decades of work in Washington.

With Republicans in charge, gridlock at its peak and scant working days left on the congressional calendar given this is an election year, it's a daunting challenge. 

Boxer, who was elected to the Senate during the so-called year of the woman in 1992, is known as an advocate for the environment, organized labor and women’s rights. Leaving the Senate won’t...

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