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Nancy Pelosi, the nation's first female House speaker, said Friday she will try to keep her spot as leader of the House Democrats despite huge election losses that cost her party the majority.
In what may be the most surprising turn in Tuesday's election, the proposition to legalize the most lucrative industry in the so-called "Emerald Triangle" was defeated by the very communities most likely to benefit from legal marijuana.
California voters said no thanks to a ballot initiative that would have made it the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and sales.
With all the perks of the job, Speakers of the House tend to leave office in defeat or disgrace—or both.
The ‘Bong Show’ may be coming to an end. Let me first make it clear that the only poll that matters in California is the one which closes Tuesday at 8pPT. That said, public opinion polls suggest Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, is going up in smoke.
Change is coming. People are angry. The Republicans are energized. They will rise up Tuesday and gain power. Or so we're told. But not in California. Or so we're told.
The legalization of marijuana for medicinal use in 14 US states has stoked explosive growth the in manufacture, distribution and retail of hydroponics equipment for growing the plant.
More money is pouring into both sides of Proposition 23 than any other initiative on the November ballot in California. The proposition would suspend a law set to kick in by 2012 which would force everyone (mostly businesses) to lower greenhouse gas emissions in the state to 1990 levels by 2020.
California Senate challenger Carly Fiorina was hospitalized early Tuesday after coming down with a surgery-related infection.
California Controller John Chiang has finally launched his long-expected website which details the salaries of city and county workers throughout California. The statistics also reveal when employees can retire and how much of their salaries they will continue to earn, as well as contributions to their pensions and healthcare.
Municipal bonds are a better buy than other fixed-income investments, says Scott Minerd, chief investment officer at Guggenheim Partners.
A list of the Top Ten zip codes for political campaign contributions shows that politicians, PACs and political parties are just like the gangster Willie Sutton, who said he robbed banks because “that’s where the money is.” The politicians are the political equivalent—following the money to the nation’s wealthiest enclaves to rake in big bucks.
If recent polls are accurate, California voters are set to approve Prop 19, which would legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Medical marijuana has been a boon for local newspapers looking for ways to cope with the flight of advertising, reports The New York Times.
San Diego County may be known for its famous coastline, but when it comes to fresh water, it has very little supply. Residents pay for water to be imported from the Colorado River and other areas. But some believe even higher prices are needed, which would encourage conservation and reduce water use.
Arizona may be the frontline of the immigration policy debate, but states far from the Mexican border are also busy grappling with the costly problem of illegal aliens.
Day 84 without a budget in California. We have a $19 billion budget hole that needs to be filled. he Governor has been too sick to hold budget talks with legislative leaders. The state is falling apart. I guess. I haven't really noticed.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa dismissed former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan's gloomy prediction that the city will be bankrupt by 2014.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley announced on Tuesday the arrest of eight current or former Bell city officials, including former city manager Robert Rizzo, over alleged misuse of the city's public funds.