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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

Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

Thousands Sign Petition To End Transit Strikes In Wake Of BART Walkout

As Bay Area commuters deal with the second BART union strike this year, a movement to ban the state’s public transit workers from striking is gaining steam, according to a politician gathering signatures for the campaign.

10/18/2013

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Petition Drive Underway To Overturn Law Giving New Access To Transgender Students

A petition drive is underway to overturn legislation signed into law by the Governor Jerry Brown that would make accommodations for transgendered students in California’s public schools.

10/14/2013

2013 Tesla Model S (credit: Tesla Motors)

100K Petition Obama To Support Tesla In Direct Sales To Consumers

More 100,000 people have signed an online petition urging President Barack Obama to oppose efforts by states to block Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to consumers, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.

07/03/2013

A California polling place

Woman Accused Of Forging San Jose Officials’ Signatures On Petitions

A Daly City woman has been charged with forging the signatures of about 80 San Jose city officials and their spouses, including four City Council members, on petitions for a ballot measure on that passed in November, prosecutors said.

02/07/2013

The longtime University Logo on the left was to be replaced by the one on the right. (University of California)

Thousands Sign Petition Urging UC To Drop New Logo

The University of California’s new logo isn’t getting high marks from some students, employees and alumni.

12/11/2012

Ryan Andresen of Moraga was kicked out of the Boy Scouts after 12 years and denied the rank of Eagle Scout after coming out as gay. (Andresen family photo)

Gay Boy Scout From Moraga Delivers Petitions, Seeks Reinstatement

Ryan Andresen and his family presented more than 400,000 signatures gathered in an online petition to the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council on Thursday, supporting his reinstatement.

10/18/2012

An Orca swims in its enclosure. (CBS)

Vallejo’s Six Flags Under Fire For Orca’s Living Conditions

A 19-year-old in Vallejo is looking for a roommate, but compatibility may be an issue. She’s an Orca – a killer whale at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. And a Vallejo woman is complaining that the park is breaking the law by not providing a companion.

05/11/2012

A protester stands outside the Union Square Apple Store to demand better conditions for manufacturers. (CBS)

SF Protestors Demand Apple Improve Factory Conditions

Petitions were delivered to Apple stores in San Francisco and other cities around the world Thursday calling on the tech giant to do more to improve working conditions at its factories overseas.

02/09/2012

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SJSU Students Push For Higher City Minimum Wage

Students at San Jose State are launching an initiative to raise that city’s minimum wage to one of the highest in the nation as the result of one very ambitious sociology class.

01/24/2012

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