| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2013
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,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to place a measure on the ballot in June -- during the state's primary election -- that would create a separate public health department if passed.
The council vote consolidated the ballot initiative with...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2013
The Supreme Court's decision to dismiss a challenge to Proposition 8 on Wednesday followed well-established law with regard to standing in federal court. But the ruling raises a serious question about the future of state ballot measures: Who can defend...
| 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 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...