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The California Report | Friday, Nov 12, 2010, 4:30 PM

The Future of Our State Parks

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

Preserving Our Parks

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

Proposition 26 Could Undercut AB 32?

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

Brown Takes Office

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

Jerry Brown Takes the Reins, Faces Fiscal Mess

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

The Once and Future Governor

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.

The California Report | Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014, 8:50 AM

No Deal on Prison Overcrowding Between State Officials, Inmate Lawyers

Federal judges say California corrections officials and inmates' lawyers have failed to reach a long-term agreement to deal with overcrowding in the state's prison system. The two sides were in talks over how to comply with the judges' order to reduce the headcount in the prisons. Now the two sides have until January 23 to submit competing proposals to bring the state into compliance by April 18.

Forum | Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010, 9:00 AM

Election Results

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

Boxer Will Return to Senate for Fourth Term

This was Barbara Boxer's fourth and toughest senate race. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina ran a competitive campaign.

Forum | Friday, Oct 16, 2015, 9:00 AM

San Francisco Residents to Vote on Housing Measures, Mayor in 2015 Election

San Francisco's housing crunch is a recurring theme on this November's ballot, which asks the city's voters to consider measures addressing affordable housing, building height limits and a development moratorium in the Mission district. We discuss the housing measures and preview the races for mayor and sheriff and the closely watched contest for District 3 supervisor.

Forum | Wednesday, May 06, 2015, 9:00 AM

Hardball Politics, Big Money Set Tone in East Bay Senate Race

On May 19, East Bay voters in California's 7th State Senate District will choose a new representative. Their candidates in this special election are Orinda Mayor Stephen Glazer and State Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla -- two Democrats, whose political fate may lie in the hands of Republican voters. We'll cut through the hyperbole of this $7 million-plus race and get the candidates' takes on issues such as taxes, BART strikes and teacher tenure reform.

Forum | Friday, Nov 07, 2014, 9:30 AM

Oakland's Next Mayor, Libby Schaaf

Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf won a decisive victory in Oakland's mayoral race Tuesday, defeating 14 other candidates. Schaaf is an Oakland native, currently serving her first term on the City Council. She was an aide to former mayor Jerry Brown, who gave her campaign a considerable bump when he endorsed her for the office. We'll talk with Libby Schaaf about the opportunities and challenges in Oakland, and her priorities as mayor.

The California Report | Friday, Nov 19, 2010, 8:50 AM

Oakland's Come-From-Behind Mayor-Elect Jean Quan

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

And the Campaign Continues...

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

Nancy Pelosi's Future

We look at the future of Nancy Pelosi in the wake of Tuesday's election.

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