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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

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

(CBS)

California Ballot Could Be Crowded With Tax-Hike Plans

It appears increasingly likely that Gov. Jerry Brown will have competition in November when he asks California voters to raise taxes.

02/06/2012

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.

Campaign To Recall Oakland Mayor Quan Begins Gathering Signatures

The group looking to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan needs to gather approximately 20,000 valid signatures by next May.

12/13/2011

A vial of medical marijuana

San Jose Pot Growers Fight For Referendum On Dispensary Closures

Medical marijuana collective owners in San Jose are pining their hopes on a referendum against a new city ordinance that requires 130 of 140 clubs in the city to close within 30 days.

09/28/2011

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