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Appeals Court Upholds Ballot Ban On 27-Year-Old Presidential Hopeful

A federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco Tuesday that a 27-year-old Peace and Freedom Party candidate who was not old enough to be president had no right to appear on California’s ballot in 2012.

05/06/2014

Modoc and Siskiyou Counties in far Northern California are looking to secede and create their own state called Jefferson. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Plan To Separate California Into 6 States May Be On Hold Until 2016

A plan to split California into six separate states may have to wait until 2016 to go to voters with the deadline for the November ballot soon approaching.

04/18/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Plan To Kill California High-Speed Rail Project Clears 1st Hurdle To Landing On Ballot

Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced Tuesday that backers of a plan to end the California high-speed rail project had the green light to begin collecting signatures in an effort to get an initiative on the ballot.

03/04/2014

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Measure To Overturn California Transgender Students’ Rights Won’t Be On Ballot

The secretary of state announced Monday that backers of the proposed measure to put a referendum on November’s ballot to overturn a law allowing transgender students a choice on which restrooms and locker rooms to use, didn’t gain enough signatures.

02/24/2014

San Francisco's Embarcadero (CBS SF)

Activists Submit Thousands Of Signatures For SF Waterfront Ballot Initiative

Activists have submitted thousands of signatures to the Department of Elections to prevent some key developments on San Francisco’s waterfront. Voters could see a ballot measure as soon as June.

02/04/2014

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California Voters May Reconsider Affirmative Action At Public Universities

Voters would reconsider affirmative action programs at California’s public universities in November under a proposed constitutional amendment approved by the state Senate.

01/30/2014

Kings Bowl (Credit: AECOM)

1000s Of Signatures Submitted To Force Vote On Sacramento Kings Arena

A group fighting the city of Sacramento’s plan to subsidize a new basketball arena for the Kings has submitted tens of thousands of signatures in an attempt to force a public vote on the matter.

12/14/2013

A man rolls a marijuana cigarette during a demonstration in front of the San Francisco Hall of Justice July 12, 2005 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Poll Finds Majority In Bay Area, California Favor Marijuana Legalization

A majority of Californians now favor legalizing marijuana for not just medicinal but also recreational purposes, according to new Field Poll results released on Tuesday.

12/10/2013

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California’s Transgender Rights For Kids Under Fire

A conservative coalition is seeking to overturn a recently passed law that gives transgendered students certain rights in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the law, that lets transgender students use either the boys or girls restroom and lets them play on whichever sports team they feel most comfortable on, in September.

11/12/2013

A rendition of the proposed 8 Washington condominium project. (8 Washington)

Proposed SF Waterfront Condo Project Could Have Dueling Ballot Measures

A disputed San Francisco waterfront condominium project will could now have two competing measures on the November ballot.

07/09/2013

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