| 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 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Below are excerpts from the 4-3 Illinois Supreme Court ruling that knocked a term-limits question off the statewide ballot in 1994, the subject of my print column for tomorrow. Read the whole opinion, including the case citations I've edited out,......
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:32 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Foes of a plan to allow wolf hunting in Michigan have raised the most among groups backing four statewide ballot drives.
Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, a ballot committee, reported by Thursday's deadline that it had taken in...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:25 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan consistently leads the country in the number of elected officials facing recall, but major changes to its recall rules could change that.
Citizens hoping to remove public officials from office must adhere to new...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Opponents of a proposed waste to energy plant slated for Allentown have hit a snag with their efforts to restrict emissions from the plant. The group -- led by Rich Fegley, owner of Brew Works -- has been collecting signatures in favor of a ballot...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 3:19 PM
While most of us face uncertainty with the rollout of healthcare reform, some insurance companies in California have been feeling their oats lately. Here's how they're responding to Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones' warnings that their latest rate...