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California Election Watch 2014

Gov. Brown to Debate Kashkari on Sept. 4

August 18, 2014 | 8:22 pm

Gov. Brown to Debate Kashkari on Sept. 4

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Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Kashkari will debate each other once — in three weeks.

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‘Citizens United’ Measure Removed From California’s Fall Ballot

August 11, 2014 | 7:35 pm

‘Citizens United’ Measure Removed From California’s Fall Ballot

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State Supreme Court ruling blocks an advisory measure asking voters to sound off on money in politics.

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Brown Wades Into Water Bond Debate

August 6, 2014 | 8:00 am

Brown Wades Into Water Bond Debate

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Governor releases plan for a $6 billion measure to replace current $11 billion proposal.

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San Jose City Council Rejects Sales Tax Measures

August 5, 2014 | 11:20 am

San Jose City Council Rejects Sales Tax Measures

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Tax increase would have raised an estimated $34 million a year.

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New SoMa Skate Park Grinds on Neighbors’ Nerves

July 23, 2014 | 10:33 am

New SoMa Skate Park Grinds on Neighbors’ Nerves

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Excessive noise at all hours of the day and night is proving to be a problem for nearby residents.

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Recount in State Controller’s Race Headed to Second Week

July 18, 2014 | 8:30 am

Recount in State Controller’s Race Headed to Second Week

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Review of ballots cast will enter its second week with very little change from June 3 election results.

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Yee Appears to Have Edged Pérez in Race for State Controller

July 1, 2014 | 12:01 am

Yee Appears to Have Edged Pérez in Race for State Controller

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A duel between Democrats appears to have ended with Betty Yee squeaking past John Pérez by 484 votes.

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California Voters to Weigh Reduced Punishments for Nonviolent Crime

June 26, 2014 | 4:23 pm

California Voters to Weigh Reduced Punishments for Nonviolent Crime

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Measure by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is the sixth to qualify for November ballot.

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Could It Be Water Versus Schools on California’s November Ballot?

June 19, 2014 | 12:01 am

Could It Be Water Versus Schools on California’s November Ballot?

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If two bonds being considered both pass, they might be pitted against each other by leery voters.

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California’s November Ballot Could Be Shortest Ever

June 13, 2014 | 8:00 am

California’s November Ballot Could Be Shortest Ever

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State voters may find themselves with fewer propositions than at any time in more than a generation.

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