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

Six Californias Plan Fails To Qualify For Ballot After Late Signature Push

Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s office confirmed Friday that the initiative had failed to gather the required signatures to land on the 2016 ballot.

09/12/2014

A stream of water cuts through the dry bottom of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$7.5 Billion Water Bond For Drought Relief Leads Among Likely Voters

A new Field Poll finds slightly more than half of likely voters approve of a $7.5 billion water bond on the November ballot.

09/10/2014

View of counterfeit dollar notes seized by the Department of Criminology (Dirincri) during a presentation to the press in Lima on October 29, 2013. About four million dollars and 422 thousand Euros were seized by the Peruvian Police from a specialized criminal organization. AFP PHOTO/ERNESTO BENAVIDES (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Offers 2nd Opinion On San Francisco’s Proposed $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage

UC Berkeley researchers have given a second opinion on how raising San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 an hour would impact the city and its employment rate and they seem to think it’s a good idea.

08/27/2014

A McDonald's restaurant in south Los Angeles. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Measure To Increase Minimum Wage In San Francisco To Go Before Voters In November

If approved, the measure would incrementally increase the minimum wage in San Francisco, before it tops out at $15 an hour in 2018.

07/30/2014

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Lee Signs $500 Million Bond For Transportation Improvements In San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed a $500 million transportation infrastructure bond for the November ballot on Monday while also unveiling other initiatives for improving pedestrian safety in the city.

07/29/2014

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

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