On election day, many people in Los Angeles County will vote in familiar settings such as recreation centers, schools or churches. But some might find themselves at more unusual polling places.
They could end up inking their ballots in someone's garage, or even in a mortuary. Some country clubs and even a couple of fraternity houses are among the more than 4,500 polling places in the county. In Long Beach, some residents might decide to bring their laundry along when they vote since their polling place is a Super Suds laundromat.
One of the more unique polling places once again is at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, where voters will be able to enjoy a 10-minute yoga sequence and meditation session, followed by hors d'oeuvres and refreshments -- all while listening to live sitar music. They won't have to search for parking. The hotel will offer a complimentary valet.
Activists are not taking the idea of a Donald Trump presidency quietly. Hundreds of demonstrators across the U.S. hit the pavement during the day and evening Wednesday to protest the Republican's electoral victory.
California voters have approved Proposition 51, a $9-billion bond for school construction projects across the state.
The measure was leading 53.9% to 46.1%, according to election returns at 5 a.m. Wednesday, and the Associated Press has called the victory.
State funding to help finance repairs and new school facilities across California had run dry, and Proposition 51 will refill the pot. School construction needs billions of dollars every year, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office. With the new cash infusion, the state will once again match local district funding for construction projects.
California voters have approved a significant change of the rules in how proposed laws are approved by the Legislature, overwhelmingly supporting a new mandate for public review of legislation before any final vote.
The change in legislative rules was long discussed in the state Capitol but failed to gain momentum until the initiative written by a former GOP legislator and bankrolled by a wealthy Bay Area activist.