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  • California death penalty repeal, Proposition 34, rejected

     
    Proposition 34, a bid to repeal California’s death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment, has failed. The drive to abolish the death penalty was launched by former San Quentin State Prison warden Jeanne Woodford, who led a coalition that.......
  • Polls close in California; now the counting begins

     
    Voting stations across California were scheduled to close at 8 p.m., but voters waiting in line at the end of polling will still be allowed to cast ballots. The counting begins immediately at 8 p.m. Many races could be decided......
  • Fresno chicken plant gunman tried to shoot fifth co-worker, police say

     
    When Lawrence Jones began firing at his co-workers at a Fresno packaging plant, authorities said, he walked methodically up to his victims, shooting them execution-style....
  • U.N.: Reported execution by Syrian rebels could be war crime

     
    An apparent Syrian rebel execution of at least eight government soldiers documented on amateur video “looks very like a war crime,” a United Nations human rights official said Friday....
  • 'I don't believe in killing, but...' Voters torn on death penalty

     
    Voters at polling stations were across the board on a state measure that would abolish the death penalty and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. Some said they were staunchly behind the measure and considered......
  • Death penalty faces more obstacles

     
    This post has been corrected; see below. Fourteen men have a particular interest in how Californians vote today on Proposition 34, repealing the death penalty. They are the ones closest to the executioner's gurney. The short list of death row......
  • Death penalty proposition leading in latest poll

     
    A new Field Poll has found that Proposition 34, the ballot measure that would replace the death penalty in California with life without parole, leads 45% to 38%, with 17% of voters still undecided. The poll, taken after the Yes......
  • O.C. voter turnout far behind 2008, but mail-in ballots up

     
    Just over 19% of registered Orange County voters had cast ballots by 3 p.m. Tuesday, a notable drop from the 2008 elections, county officials said....
  • Obama, Feinstein projected to win in California; counting begins

     
    Results are beginning to come in for races across California. You can follow the results with this interactive graphic. President Obama was expected to carry California, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein was expected to win reelection. LIVE RESULTS: California...
  • “Into the Abyss,” Werner Herzog’s death-penalty film, comes to ID

     
    When Werner Herzog’s Into the Abyss┬ádebuted at various film festivals from Telluride to Toronto in September 2011, rave reviews and incredible buzz followed in the wake of those premieres. No real surprise there — I don’t think I’...
  • L.A. Now Live: Do Californians support end to death penalty?

     
    A new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll has found that the gap between supporters and opponents of Proposition 34, a measure to repeal the capital punishment measure, is now very small — only 3 percentage points. Times reporter Maura Dolan will...