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(CBS SF)

Controversy Grows Over Signature Drive Using ‘Bullying’ Tactics To Overturn Oakland Garbage Contract

The controversy over the push to overturn Oakland’s $1 billion garbage contract is growing, with signature gatherers accused of missing the facts.

09/11/2014

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

Jars full of medical marijuana at a dispensary. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Fired-Up SJ Medical Pot Backers Expected At Rally To Keep Clubs Open

Hundreds of people are expected at a noon rally in front of City Hall to protest new limits on pot club operations within the city. Signature collectors have been out in force in recent weeks, trying to get 10,000 signatures that would put a referendum on the November ballot to reverse the new restrictions.

07/10/2014

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

What California might look like if divided into six states.  (Six Californias)

Plan To Split California Into Six States Gets OK To Gather Signatures

Supporters of a plan to divide California into six sates can begin collecting signatures to get the proposal on the ballot.

02/19/2014

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

Embarcadero Center in San Francisco (CBS)

SF Waterfront Development Opponents Work To Overturn Board’s Approval

A coalition of neighborhood groups and environmentalists announced Thursday that they have gathered more than 31,000 signatures to get a referendum on the ballot to limit the height of a condo development along San Francisco’s waterfront.

07/20/2012

Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library, San Jose

Blunder Could Leave San Jose Library Measure Off The November Ballot

The San Jose City Clerk’s Office made a mistake in calculating the number of signatures a library petition would need to qualify for the November ballot.

06/08/2012

November Vote Appears Likely On Future Of California Executions

Opponents of capital punishment announced Thursday that they have gathered nearly 800,000 signatures for a November ballot initiative that would repeal the death penalty in California and replace it with life in prison without parole.

03/01/2012

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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