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The Flag Turns A Century Old

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    It's a big year for centennials in California. The "Bear Flag" turns 100 today, as the Sacramento Bee explains here. And direct democracy -- initiative, referendum and recall -- will celebrate its 100th birthday in October.

    Why was 1911 such a big year? It was the first year of the governorship of Hiram Johnson, a famous lawyer who won the 1910 elections in his first run for elected office.