'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."
'Death Penalty For Gays' Initiative Countered With California 'Shellfish Suppression Act'A proposed California ballot initiative that calls for the execution of gay Californians is being met with outrage, disgust and a healthy sense of humor.
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.
San Jose Marijuana Dispensaries Giving Away 45,000 1-Gram Stashes Of Pot In Ballot Referendum EffortMedical marijuana advocates are hoping to get voters fired up about saving the industry in San Jose by offering free pot for signing a petition.
Medical Malpractice Initiative Led By Danville Father Qualifies For November BallotThe initiative was triggered by the tragic death of Bob Pack's two children, who were struck and killed by a drunk driver high on Vicodin in 2003.
Plan To Kill California High-Speed Rail Project Clears 1st Hurdle To Landing On BallotSecretary 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.
1000s Of Signatures Submitted To Force Vote On Sacramento Kings Arena A group fighting the city of Sacramento's plan to subsidize a new basketball arena for the Kings has submitted tens of thousands of signatures in an attempt to force a public vote on the matter.
Blunder Could Leave San Jose Library Measure Off The November BallotThe 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.
KCBS In Depth: The Death Penalty In CaliforniaAn interview with Jeanne Woodford, Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus and former San Quentin State Prison warden, on the possible future of the death penalty in the state of California
Closer Look: Parental Notification Likely Headed Back To California BallotFor the fourth time in seven years, California Voters will most likely have the opportunity to vote on whether or not a girl’s parents should be notified if their young daughter is going to have an abortion.
California Ballot Could Be Crowded With Tax-Hike PlansIt appears increasingly likely that Gov. Jerry Brown will have competition in November when he asks California voters to raise taxes.
East Bay State Lawmaker Pushes To Reform Initiative SystemState senator Mark DeSaulnier of Concord said the initiative process has been around a long time in California, and he'd like to see it change.