Why California Wasn't The First State To Legalize Recreational MarijuanaIn the election a few weeks ago, two more states and Washington, D.C. voted to legalize marijuana. The question is: why hasn’t California?
Pilot Killed In Plane Crash Leads Race For Seat On Mojave Air Space BoardA candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash.
Hundreds Of Inmates Freed From California Jails After Voters Pass Prop. 47A ballot measure passed by voters last week is already freeing hundreds of inmates from California county jails after their felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors.
How 'Orphans' Could Decide Who Wins Elections In CaliforniaIf 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.
California Senator Mounts Fight To Counter Voter Photo ID LawsCalifornia Senator Barbara Boxer plans to introduce a bill in Congress that would ensure voters in states which require them to show a photo ID at the polls have easy access to acceptable forms of identification.
Tuesday Last Day To Request A Vote By Mail Ballot For Nov. 4 ElectionToday is the last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the state's Nov. 4 general election, election officials said.
KPIX 5 Poll Finds Dave Cortese With Slight Lead Over Sam Liccardo In San Jose Mayor’s RaceSanta Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese has a slight advantage over Councilman Sam Liccardo in San Jose's mayoral race, according to SurveyUSA research conducted for KPIX.
San Francisco Needs Bilingual Poll Workers For June ElectionThe department is hoping to hire more bilingual residents who speak Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean or Japanese, along with English.
Phil Matier: Campaign Contributions Flow As Usual In Sacramento Post Yee ArrestEven seasoned lawmakers will admit it: campaign finance reform can be a tricky issue for legislators and constituents to tackle, but with the recent indictment of state Sen. Leland Yee, the topic is again circulating in Sacramento and beyond.
California Bill Would Let Noncitizens Serve As Poll WorkersCertain immigrants who are not U.S. citizens could serve as poll workers in California under legislation heading to Gov. Jerry Brown.
SF Legislator Wants Statewide Saturday VotingA San Francisco lawmaker wants to help boost election turnout by giving voters the chance to cast ballots on Saturdays.
Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Raises Ballot Measure QuestionsThe narrow ruling said private citizens couldn't defend the state's voter-approved ban on gay marriage known as Proposition 8, even after government officials refused to do so. That legal technicality has left many wondering about future hot-button ballot measures passed by voters but undone in court when politicians refuse to fight for them.