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President Barack Obama addressed the nation about a possible military strike on Syria on September 10, 2013. (CBS)

‘President Of California,’ Death To Gays, Ban On Eating Shellfish Among Ballot Initiatives Awaiting Official Processing From Attorney General

In the land of direct democracy, anyone with $200 can get just about anything approved for signature gathering, and anyone with enough signatures can get their idea on the ballot for a vote, and this year, one of those items would declare a “president of California.”

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Artist rendering of proposed park in the Mission Rock area across McCovey Cove from AT&T Park in San Francisco. (Cordish Companies)

San Francisco Giants’ Modified Mission Rock Plans Include Shorter Buildings, Affordable Housing

The San Francisco Giants have modified plans for a mixed-use development near AT&T park to include shorter buildings and more affordable housing.

05/05/2015

Tim Draper speaks at the Inaugural Palo Alto International Film Festival on September 30, 2011 in Palo Alto, California. (Max Morse/Getty Images)

Man Behind ‘6 Californias’ Push Offers To Put Your Idea On The Ballot With His Money

The man who wanted Californians to vote on splitting off into six smaller states has moved on, and now he wants to see your idea on the ballot.

04/29/2015

Lt. Governor of California, Gavin Newsom. (Photo by Getty Images)

Lt. Gov. Newsom Holds Forum On How To Regulate Pot If California Legalizes It

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom held a public hearing on UCLA’s campus to discuss how to best regulate recreational marijuana should it become legal in the State of California.

04/21/2015

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report From Panel Led By Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Lays The Groundwork For Legalizing Marijuana In California

The report revealed California still has some major questions to answer before it tries to legalize marijuana in 2016.

03/26/2015

Same-sex couple Thom Watson (R) and Jeff Tabaco kiss as they hold paperwork for a marriage license while waiting to hear a decision on whether same-sex marriages will be allowed to resume in California August 12, 2010 in San Francisco.

‘Death Penalty For Gays’ Ballot Initiative May Be Allowed To Proceed Under California Law

A ballot proposal criminalizing sodomy and allowing the death penalty for anyone who “touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification” is moving forward because constitutionally, there is really no way to stop it, despite the neo-Nazi nature of the proposed law.

03/20/2015

People walk with groceries in plastic bags in Chinatown in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

CA Plastic Bag Makers Want To Overturn Ban; Submit Signatures To Put Referendum On 2016 Ballot

If the referendum qualifies, the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will be suspended until voters weigh in.

12/30/2014

San Jose mayoral candidates Dave Cortese (left), Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

Dave Cortese Concedes To Sam Liccardo In San Jose’s Mayoral Race

After a hard fought campaign and race, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese confirmed that he called his opponent Monday evening to concede in his bid for Mayor of San Jose.

11/10/2014

A voter fills out their ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

How ‘Orphans’ Could Decide Who Wins Elections In California

If polls are to be believed, Tuesday’s election will be decided by a small group of people. But if it is a low turnout election, entire races can be won or lost on just a few votes.

11/03/2014

soda, soft drinks

Health Advocates At Odds With Small Business Owners Over Bay Area Soda Tax Measures

San Francisco and Berkeley both have soda-tax measures on their ballots in next week’s election, but it’s being described as a “David vs. Goliath” battle with all the money being poured into the campaign by the beverage industry.

10/28/2014

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