Articles Tagged With ‘California Ballot Initiatives’

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)

Is California overtaxed?

President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Jon Coupal spoke before San Luis Obispo property and business owners Thursday about the level of taxation they face in California and how it may continue to increase. Speaking at the San Luis... (Continue reading)

Oceano’s unapproved water sale pursuit

OPINION By JULIE TACKER We are all aware of the decade’s long water shortage in Nipomo. For years the community has struggled with basin management, litigation and rising costs, a plight that will continue into the future. In November the... (Continue reading)

California Democrats seek legislative control over ballot measures

California Democrats hope to use their new supermajority to give the legislature more control over the initiative process. [Sac Bee] Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg plans to reveal initiative reform proposals this month, which may include removing the two-thirds... (Continue reading)

Could California college costs increase despite Prop 30?

Governor Jerry Brown proposed a budget that includes a nearly $200 million increase in community college funding, yet critics say it could actually make the system more expensive. [LA Times] In addition to the funding increase from Proposition 30, Brown... (Continue reading)

Brown declares California budget balanced

Governor Jerry Brown said Thursday that the California budget deficit has disappeared, due in large to the passing of Proposition 30. [Sacramento Bee] The proposed balance budget marks the first time since the beginning of the recession that California legislators... (Continue reading)

Medical pot delivery bust denounced

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A driver for a patients’ medical marijuana collective was arrested last week in Oceano after his vehicle was stopped by San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies, reportedly for having a cracked windshield. Following a search of his... (Continue reading)

State’s pot backers undeterred

Tutored by California’s prior failures to become the nation’s legal pot pioneer, advocates in Washington and Colorado learned and subsequently succeeded. Now California marijuana legalization proponents are feeling newly-empowered and eying rekindled efforts to win their next campaign. (San Jose... (Continue reading)

Gay marriage gets high court look

California’s current ban on gay marriages will be scrutinized by the U.S. Supreme Court, which decided Friday it will review a legal challenge to the voter mandate. (Sacramento Bee) The high court will consider a prior decision by a federal... (Continue reading)