Special Coverage: Election 2010
The California Report | Friday, Nov 12, 2010, 4:30 PM
The fallout from the election continues to ripple through California -- and it's especially impacting our state parks. Voters turned down Proposition 21, an $18 fee on vehicle registration that would have generated $500 million or so for the 278 parks throughout California. So what happens now?
Forum | Friday, Nov 12, 2010, 9:00 AM
On Nov. 2, voters rejected Proposition 21 which would have raised California's vehicle license fees to fund state parks. Park officials, facing a major budget shortfall and more than $1 billion worth of needed repairs and maintenance, are now warning of possible closures and fee increases. We look at the future of California's state parks.
The California Report | Thursday, Nov 04, 2010, 8:50 AM
On Tuesday, voters added several lines of new code to the software that governs public budgets in California. Proposition 26 will require a two-thirds vote at the state and local level to pass new fees. That's a daunting prospect for many programs that rely on fees to function. Prop. 26 could undercut the very climate change initiative voters protected at the polls.
The California Report | Friday, Jan 07, 2011, 4:30 PM
It was back to the future this week in Sacramento, where the 34th governor became California's 39th governor. Jerry Brown may be the oldest person ever to become governor in California, but he's ushered in a very new tone compared with his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The California Report | Monday, Jan 03, 2011, 8:50 AM
A new governor takes the reins in Sacramento today -- and instantly, he'll be handed one of the state's biggest financial messes.
The California Report | Thursday, Dec 30, 2010, 8:50 AM
On January 6, 1975, gas was 44 cents a gallon, Elton John's version of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" was at the top of the charts, and Jerry Brown was inaugurated as Governor of California for the first time. Next week, nearly three decades after he left that office in 1983, Jerry Brown returns as the state's chief executive.
Forum | Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010, 9:00 AM
Our election coverage continues with a discussion of local and state results from Tuesday's balloting.
The California Report | Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010, 8:50 AM
This was Barbara Boxer's fourth and toughest senate race. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina ran a competitive campaign.
The California Report | Friday, Oct 29, 2010, 4:30 PM
A new Field Poll shows voters may have more tricks than treats for Republican candidates at the top of the ticket. The poll shows incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer pulling away from former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.
The California Report | Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013, 8:50 AM
There's still a year to go before the next general election for California's 17th congressional district, but it's arguably one of the hottest races to watch in the state, if not the country. That's because a former Obama administration official has amassed a war chest of nearly $3 million to go after a member of his own party: Congressman Mike Honda.
Forum | Thursday, Mar 21, 2013, 10:00 AM
Rose Pak has been called the most powerful woman in San Francisco. Many credit the Chinatown political activist with being the kingmaker behind Mayor Ed Lee's election, and the person most responsible for the increasing political power of Asian-Americans in the city. Pak joins us as part of our First Person series, profiling the leaders, innovators and others that make the Bay Area unique.
Forum | Friday, Nov 09, 2012, 9:00 AM
For the first time in almost 80 years, one political party now controls two-thirds of both California legislative houses. This supermajority will allow Democrats to raise taxes, override vetoes by the governor and put constitutional reforms before voters. But as Governor Jerry Brown noted, "desires are endless." So which desires will be fulfilled? Will it be giving back dental care to 3 million poor Californians, or restoring slashed funding to state courts? And can a supermajority fix California's dysfunction?
The California Report | Friday, Nov 19, 2010, 8:50 AM
Jean Quan made headlines when she won the Oakland Mayor's seat in an upset victory. She'll be the city's first female, first Asian-American mayor.
The California Report | Friday, Nov 12, 2010, 8:50 AM
In politics there's supposed to be a "date certain." On Election Day, the campaign ends and there is a winner. But in this year's elections in California, observers say, there are an unprecedented number of high-profile races too close to call.
Forum | Friday, Nov 05, 2010, 9:00 AM
We look at the future of Nancy Pelosi in the wake of Tuesday's election.