'President Of California,' Death To Gays, Ban On Eating Shellfish Among Ballot Initiatives Awaiting Official Processing From Attorney GeneralIn the land of direct democracy, anyone with $200 can get just about anything approved for signature gathering, and anyone with enough signatures can get their idea on the ballot for a vote, and this year, one of those items would declare a "president of California."
San Francisco Giants' Modified Mission Rock Plans Include Shorter Buildings, Affordable HousingThe San Francisco Giants have modified plans for a mixed-use development near AT&T park to include shorter buildings and more affordable housing.
Man Behind '6 Californias' Push Offers To Put Your Idea On The Ballot With His MoneyThe man who wanted Californians to vote on splitting off into six smaller states has moved on, and now he wants to see your idea on the ballot.
Lt. Gov. Newsom Holds Forum On How To Regulate Pot If California Legalizes ItLt. Governor Gavin Newsom held a public hearing on UCLA's campus to discuss how to best regulate recreational marijuana should it become legal in the State of California.
Report From Panel Led By Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Lays The Groundwork For Legalizing Marijuana In CaliforniaThe report revealed California still has some major questions to answer before it tries to legalize marijuana in 2016.
'Death Penalty For Gays' Ballot Initiative May Be Allowed To Proceed Under California LawA ballot proposal criminalizing sodomy and allowing the death penalty for anyone who "touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification" is moving forward because constitutionally, there is really no way to stop it, despite the neo-Nazi nature of the proposed law.
CA Plastic Bag Makers Want To Overturn Ban; Submit Signatures To Put Referendum On 2016 BallotIf the referendum qualifies, the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will be suspended until voters weigh in.
Dave Cortese Concedes To Sam Liccardo In San Jose’s Mayoral RaceAfter a hard fought campaign and race, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese confirmed that he called his opponent Monday evening to concede in his bid for Mayor of San Jose.
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.
Health Advocates At Odds With Small Business Owners Over Bay Area Soda Tax MeasuresSan Francisco and Berkeley both have soda-tax measures on their ballots in next week’s election, but it's being described as a "David vs. Goliath" battle with all the money being poured into the campaign by the beverage industry.
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.
Six Californias Plan Fails To Qualify For Ballot After Late Signature PushSecretary of State Debra Bowen's office confirmed Friday that the initiative had failed to gather the required signatures to land on the 2016 ballot.
$7.5 Billion Water Bond For Drought Relief Leads Among Likely VotersA new Field Poll finds slightly more than half of likely voters approve of a $7.5 billion water bond on the November ballot.
UC Berkeley Offers 2nd Opinion On San Francisco’s Proposed $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage UC Berkeley researchers have given a second opinion on how raising San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 an hour would impact the city and its employment rate and they seem to think it's a good idea.
Measure To Increase Minimum Wage In San Francisco To Go Before Voters In NovemberIf approved, the measure would incrementally increase the minimum wage in San Francisco, before it tops out at $15 an hour in 2018.