Voters

A Muni Metro train. (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

Voter-Approved $48 Million Announced To Be Dedicated To San Francisco Muni Improvements

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced $48 million in new voter-approved funding for the city’s transit system on Monday. The money will go toward improvements for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the hiring of 244 people.

05/04/2015

Ammunition magazines.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Federal Court Upholds Sunnyvale’s Ban On Gun Magazines That Can Hold More Than 10 Bullets

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Sunnyvale’s ban on gun magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets.

03/04/2015

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Fairfax Councilmember Looks To Lower Voting Age To 16

Only eight percent of 18 to 24-year olds voted in the last election, but a Fairfax town councilman is hoping that lowering the voting age to 16 will help entice young voters to the polls.

02/09/2015

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Coalition Collects 39,000 Signatures To Block 33% Pay Raise For Contra Costa County Supervisors

Petitions with thousands of signatures aimed at blocking a huge raise for Contra Costa County Supervisors have been delivered.

01/02/2015

Marijuana, pot

Why California Wasn’t The First State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

In the election a few weeks ago, two more states and Washington, D.C. voted to legalize marijuana. The question is: why hasn’t California?

11/17/2014

Fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) protest outside of a Burger King Worldwide Inc. restaurant in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

San Francisco Job Seekers Elated After Voters Approve $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage Increase

Many seeking employment at a South of Market job fair were elated, after Tuesday’s vote in San Francisco to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

11/05/2014

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SF Voters Approve Transportation Measure To Rebuild Streets, Sidewalks

Two out of three transportation measures on Tuesday’s ballot in San Francisco appear to have been approved, according to complete unofficial election results.

11/05/2014

Campaign 2014

2014 General Election: Bay Area, California, Nationwide Election Results

Find results from every race in the Bay Area and California, along with links to coverage of national races.

11/04/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: 40 Percent Of California Voters Polled Unaware Gov. Brown Seeking Re-Election

A new poll of likely voters suggests four out of 10 Californians don’t even know that Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking re-election this Tuesday.

11/03/2014

A voter fills out their ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

How ‘Orphans’ Could Decide Who Wins Elections In California

If 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.

11/03/2014

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