Fairfax Councilmember Looks To Lower Voting Age To 16Only 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.
Coalition Collects 39,000 Signatures To Block 33% Pay Raise For Contra Costa County SupervisorsPetitions with thousands of signatures aimed at blocking a huge raise for Contra Costa County Supervisors have been delivered.
Why California Wasn't The First State To Legalize Recreational MarijuanaIn the election a few weeks ago, two more states and Washington, D.C. voted to legalize marijuana. The question is: why hasn’t California?
San Francisco Job Seekers Elated After Voters Approve $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage IncreaseMany 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.
SF Voters Approve Transportation Measure To Rebuild Streets, SidewalksTwo out of three transportation measures on Tuesday's ballot in San Francisco appear to have been approved, according to complete unofficial election results.
2014 General Election: Bay Area, California, Nationwide Election ResultsFind results from every race in the Bay Area and California, along with links to coverage of national races.
Phil Matier: 40 Percent Of California Voters Polled Unaware Gov. Brown Seeking Re-ElectionA 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.
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.
Obama Pitching Millennials As He Begins Latest California SwingObama will promote his economic policies Thursday at Cross Campus, a Santa Monica, California, hub for startup companies and entrepreneurs. Obama is highlighting policies such as college aid and health care that officials say have especially benefited members of the millennial generation.
Controversy Grows Over Signature Drive Using 'Bullying' Tactics To Overturn Oakland Garbage ContractThe controversy over the push to overturn Oakland’s $1 billion garbage contract is growing, with signature gatherers accused of missing the facts.
Poll Shows Bay Area Voters Losing Political Appetite For President Obama An increasing amount of registered voters have lost their political appetite for President Obama according to a new Field Poll. The poll shows a sizable decline in the president’s job approval rating.
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.
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.
Berkeley To Place Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot The Berkeley City Council has voted unanimously to place a one-cent-per ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.
Tax Measures Being Considered For The November Ballot In San JoseCity leaders are considering a sales tax increase, or possibly increasing the tax for marijuana shops, as a way to increase revenues.