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  • A lesson for California: Bad initiatives make bad law

    A lesson for California: Bad initiatives make bad law
    Last year's Proposition 8 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court changed the lives of many same-sex couples and their families in California for the better. But the political fallout from that decision is also having a profound and worrisome effect on the...
  • 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...
  • Prop. 8 battle gives Jerry Brown link to his father

    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...
  • McEvoy to gather recall signatures

    A petition to recall Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer is now certified, city officials confirmed Tuesday, but the effort still has a long way to go before the question goes before voters. Schoolteacher Chris McEvoy, who unsuccessfully ran for council in...
  • Recall effort of Righeimer moves forward

    It was a small beginning for a large, uphill effort to recall Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer. The door was open at Chris McEvoy's Westside house on Wednesday night for the dozen or so supporters who came in to join or inquire about his endeavor to...
  • The martial art of subduing special interests

    Passing a major reform in Sacramento has the same odds as a novice knocking out the champ at a martial-arts competition. This is particularly true when it comes to reforming ballot-box budgeting. I’ve introduced eight measures on this topic over the...
  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:¬† Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • Glendale fund transfer measure going on April ballot

    An initiative that would simplify how Glendale transfers tens of millions of dollars from the city-owned utility to pay for general public services is officially going on the April ballot. City Hall officials say the changes, which the City Council...
  • San Bernardino activists get recall effort on November ballot

    San Bernardino activists get recall effort on November ballot
    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...
  • Barbara Coe dies at 79; foe of services for those in U.S. illegally

    Barbara Coe dies at 79; foe of services for those in U.S. illegally
    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...
  • Village Entrance opponents divided about initiative

    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...