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A clerk stocks a shelf with Diet Coke at a convenience store on December 9, 2013.

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

This map shows the planned layout of California after a proposed split into six states. (Six Californias)

Opponents Of ‘Six Californias’ Proposal Allege Voter Fraud By Signature Collectors, File Complaint

A push to split California into six states may be over before it begins, after opponents of the ballot measure filed a voter fraud complaint with the state on Thursday.

07/18/2014

Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Challenge To San Jose’s New Pot Club Ordinance Struggling To Gather Needed Signatures

Medical marijuana collectives have until July 18 to turn in 66,000 valid signatures.

07/16/2014

This map shows the planned layout of California after a proposed split into six states. (Six Californias)

Californians Likely To Cast Votes On Splitting Into 6 States

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper will submit signatures on Tuesday to put a measure that would split California in six separate states.

07/15/2014

A proposal to split California into six separate states. (CBS)

What Would 6 Californias Really Look Like? We Have Questions

People in the Bay Area have been trying to distance themselves from the folks in Los Angeles for years, and if voters approve a plan headed for the ballot, they’ll get closer to a whole state of separation.

07/15/2014

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

San Jose Marijuana Dispensaries Giving Away 45,000 1-Gram Stashes Of Pot In Ballot Referendum Effort

Medical marijuana advocates are hoping to get voters fired up about saving the industry in San Jose by offering free pot for signing a petition.

07/14/2014

Jars full of medical marijuana at a dispensary. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Fired-Up SJ Medical Pot Backers Expected At Rally To Keep Clubs Open

Hundreds of people are expected at a noon rally in front of City Hall to protest new limits on pot club operations within the city. Signature collectors have been out in force in recent weeks, trying to get 10,000 signatures that would put a referendum on the November ballot to reverse the new restrictions.

07/10/2014

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Berkeley To Place Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

The Berkeley City Council has voted unanimously to place a one-cent-per ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.

07/02/2014

Aerial view of downtown San Jose, California. (Helene Labriet-Gross/AFP/Getty Images)

Tax Measures Being Considered For The November Ballot In San Jose

City leaders are considering a sales tax increase, or possibly increasing the tax for marijuana shops, as a way to increase revenues.

06/18/2014

Netflix Headquarters

Netflix Development Plan On Ballot For Santa Clara County Election

Measures on Tuesday’s ballot in certain parts of Santa Clara County are mostly about new taxes for schools or libraries, but voters in Los Gatos will mull a development plan by the online media company Netflix.

06/01/2014

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