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  • Florida medical marijuana amendment headed down to the wire

    Florida medical marijuana amendment headed down to the wire
    TALLAHASSEE — A constitutional amendment effort asking Florida voters to legalize medical marijuana might be headed for a photo finish. The group has until Feb. 1 to gather the more than 683,000 valid voter signatures to make the ballot. The group...
  • Tamarac mayor to commissioner: Watch who you call an 'idiot'

    Tamarac mayor to commissioner: Watch who you call an 'idiot'
    A commission conversation about red light cameras got a little personal Monday. The commission was chatting about prospective cameras – an estimated 20 cameras are expected to be erected in September, after new state law could take effect giving a...
  • The California recall, 10 years later

     The California recall, 10 years later
    How different would California be today if voters had not ousted Gov. Gray Davis 10 years ago Monday, a mere 11 months after reelecting him to a second four-year term? What one error could Davis have avoided, if he could replay his abbreviated tenure,...
  • Ten years after Gray Davis recall, California still feels effects

    SACRAMENTO — Ten years ago, California erupted in an anti-government, anti-establishment convulsion unlike any ever seen. Disgruntled voters seized the chance for a rare do-over, recalling their staid and serious governor, Gray Davis, and...
  • Gray Davis strikes philosophical tone 10 years after recall

    Gray Davis strikes philosophical tone 10 years after recall
    For political roadkill, Gray Davis sounds awfully chipper these days. After decades spent in methodical, often joyless pursuit of higher office, the man who won the governor's office in 1998 was ousted in a recall election that was equal parts...
  • California recall frenzy failed to materialize after Arnold elected

    California recall frenzy failed to materialize after Arnold elected
    It may be too soon, a mere decade after the California recall, to assess its lasting legacy. There have been significant changes in the way elections are run in the state, which, if proponents are correct, may eventually produce a more compromising...
  • Like gay marriage, medical marijuana is here to stay

    Like gay marriage, medical marijuana is here to stay
    On the Venice Boardwalk, the pot hawkers come at you like carnival barkers. In their green scrubs, armed with business cards, they beckon passersby to enter their narrow shops. “Do you have a headache? A backache? Come on in, our doctor is...
  • Critics fear unions could gain power in ballot process under new bill

    SACRAMENTO -- Advocates trying to place initiatives on California’s ballot may face new requirements under a bill approved by the Legislature this month. The measure, AB 857 by Assemblyman Paul Fong (D-Cupertino), would require 10% of petition...
  • Decades long low-income subsidy in peril after Burbank voters reject measure

    A decades-long program that subsidizes trash and sewer bills for low-income seniors and disabled people is at risk of being cut after Burbank voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a special tax to continue its funding source. Roughly 1,900 out of...
  • Effort to recall mayor fizzles

    The Costa Mesa resident behind an effort to recall Mayor Jim Righeimer said Friday that he will not have enough signatures by the deadline to bring his petition to voters. Chris McEvoy needed 15% of the Costa Mesa electorate — or more than 9,000...
  • Latino Caucus head denounces recall threats over gun bills

    SACRAMENTO -- A group of activists representing gun owners said Thursday that they may launch recall campaigns against a handful of Democratic lawmakers, including Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles), over the passage of several gun-control laws...