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Pismo Beach group’s large lot ballot initiative

A group of Pismo Beach residents are working to promote a ballot initiative focused on requiring large acreage developments on the east side of the city. The group dubbed Save Price Canyon is working to get the required signatures to... (Continue reading)

Gavin Newsom to head Marijuana legalization panel

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will head a panel studying marijuana legalization in California, with an eye toward drafting a measure for the 2016 presidential-year ballot. The American Civil Liberties Union’s new panel will monitor marijuana issues in Washington and Colorado,... (Continue reading)

Poll suggests pot legalization imminent

A new poll by an influential study group shows that the biggest hurdle facing legalization of marijuana in California is just getting a measure before voters. (San Jose Mercury News) A Public Policy Institute of California poll showed the margin... (Continue reading)

California community colleges facing accreditation problems

An increasing number of California community colleges are struggling to maintain their accreditation. [LA Times] This month, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges announced its plan to revoke the accreditation of the City College of San Francisco in... (Continue reading)

Blame Jerry Brown for no decision on constitutionality of gay marriage

OPINION By PETER SCHEER The Supreme Court has ducked the legal challenge to Prop 8, thereby avoiding a landmark ruling on one of the central constitutional claims of our time: the right of gays to marry, not just in California... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court rejects petition to halt same-sex marriages in California

The Supreme Court rejected a petition Sunday from Proposition 8 backers to stop same-sex weddings in California. [Huffington Post] Justice Anthony Kennedy denied the petition, upholding a ruling by an appeals court to allow same-sex marriages to resume in California.... (Continue reading)

Same sex couples’ Supreme Court victory

The Supreme Court came out in favor of gay marriage by voting to overturn a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act and letting stand a lower court ruling overturning California’s Proposition 8. [ChicagoTribune] “The principal purpose and the... (Continue reading)

Drug testing for doctors proposed

Proponents of mandated drug testing for California physicians plan to seek signatures this summer to qualify an initiative for the 2014 ballot. (San Jose Mercury News) The proposal is backed by Bob Pack, a former AOL and NetZero executive whose... (Continue reading)

Marijuana farmers’ market buds in Northern California

A farmers’ market for marijuana has sprouted in Northern California’s Sonoma County. [Modern Farmer] The Organicann Harvest Market takes place every third Saturday of the month in a purple warehouse in unincorporated Sonoma County. The Organicann dispensary operates the farmers’... (Continue reading)

High court eyes gay marriage

High-level legal arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the fate of this state’s Proposition 8 appear to be sharply dividing justices. (San Jose Mercury News) The voter-approved same-sex marriage ban marks the first time the high court has needed... (Continue reading)



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