| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:51 PM
When ticked-off Californians voted by a landslide in 1911 to take political power into their own hands and away from special interests and a Legislature in their thrall, the L.A. Times expressed its disgust with headlines about “freak laws.”...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Voters in tiny SeaTac might be drawing the most attention when they go to polls Tuesday to vote on raising the minimum wage for airport and hotel workers to $15 an hour. But SeaTac isn't the only localized battle where advocates are trying to gather...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The effort to recall a Pasadena councilman who supported the possibility of having professional football at the Rose Bowl has failed.
Residents opposed to having a National Football League team use the city-owned stadium pulled papers in January to...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:23 AM
SAN DIEGO--Now, 10 days into a crisis over sexual harassment allegations, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has dug in for a fight, maybe in the courts, maybe against a recall movement.
Filner has been accused of sexually harassing staff members and...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:26 PM
SACRAMENTO -- When Gov. Jerry Brown decided he wouldn't defend California's ban same-sex marriage in court, he was following in the footsteps of his father, former Gov. Pat Brown.
Both men decided they wouldn't go to bat for voter-approved measures...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Activists in bankrupt San Bernardino have qualified their effort to recall three city officials this fall, the county registrar of voters has announced.
Voters will decide on Nov. 5 whether to recall Councilmembers John Valdivia and Wendy McCammack...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:57 PM
For Barbara Coe, everything changed the day she accompanied an elderly friend to an Orange County social services center in 1991.
"I walked into this monstrous room full of people, babies and little children all over the place, and I realized nobody was...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Resident Paul Merritt announced Wednesday that his proposed initiative to restrict the Village Entrance Project is moving forward.
The city attorney has completed the title and summary of Merritt's proposed initiative as required by election law to get...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:02 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Activists attempting to oust then-Mayor Bob Filner appear to have been well on their way to qualifying for a recall election, according to information released Friday.
In less than six days, the recall movement had gathered 37,517...
| Feb 26, 2014
Ron Unz knows his way around the California ballot. He ran for governor against Pete Wilson in the GOP primary 20 years ago. He lost big, but four years later he won with his Proposition 227, which altered California schools by effectively ending...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If trial lawyers and out-of-state billionaires have their way, Florida will join states like California and Colorado by creating a massive industry selling things like marijuana cookies, lollipops and candies — all in the name of "medicine." In...