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By: Mark R. Madler | October 8, 2005
Still fuming over orders to stand in the background of a gubernatorial news conference while brush fires raged around the county, Burbank and Glendale fire departments came out in opposition Thursday to a ballot proposition they claim would stifle their political involvement. If approved by voters in the special Nov. 8 election, Proposition 75 would require unions representing public employees to get permission from members before spending dues for political purposes.
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By TOM HARMAN | November 3, 2005
Almost everyone agrees that legislators should represent the residents of the various contiguous communities in their district and should not be allowed to shape their district based on partisan politics. But that is exactly what happened under the last redistricting plan adopted by the legislature in 2001. The legislative districts have become horribly misshapen and geographically distorted. The present system used to draw district lines for our state offices is inequitable and unfair, and that's why Proposition 77 is on the ballot this month.
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January 9, 2010
Proponents of same-sex marriage are expected to rally to support a repeal of Proposition 8 at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Huntington Beach Pier, according to a Repeal Prop. 8 Facebook group. Proposition 8 banned same-sex marriage in California and was passed in November. The proposition has been appealed in federal court and is expected to begin trial Monday in San Francisco. The trial will be videotaped and circulated on YouTube, according to the Los Angeles Times. — Britney Barnes
NEWS
January 20, 2000
ISSUE: PROPOSITION 26 Vote: 5-0 Summary: District Supt. Duane Dishno asked the board Jan. 11 to formally lend its support to Proposition 26. The proposition, which will be on the March ballot, will lower the threshold for passing local school bonds to a simple majority. Bonds now must pass with 66.7% of the vote. California is one of seven states that require such a majority for local general bonds. Dishno said Proposition 26 will "place the power to decide school facilities funding in the hands of a majority of voters."
NEWS
March 2, 2000
Andrew Wainer HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The Oak View Family Center is set to receive $80,000 from Proposition 10 tobacco tax revenues, but the well will dry up if Proposition 28 passes Tuesday. Oak View is one of six sites in Orange County to receive Proposition 10 funds totaling more than $1 million. Proposition 10 was approved by California voters in November 1998. It added a 50-cent tax on each pack of cigarettes sold in the state to support health programs for children and infants.
NEWS
By: | September 23, 2005
Put on your thinking caps -- it's going to be a busy election season this fall for Lagunans. With the City Council setting a Tuesday, Dec. 13 date on the question of whether to increase the city sales tax by one-half cent to raise money for disaster relief, there will be three -- or more -- special elections in the next three months. On Tuesday, Oct. 4, voters will be asked to make their picks for who should fill the 48th District Congressional seat vacated by Chris Cox. A total of 17 candidates are asking for your vote, including 10 Republicans, four Democrats and one each Libertarian, Green and American Independent.
NEWS
March 4, 2004
Schools will get much-needed matching funds from the state, voters decided by a slim margin Tuesday. Although Orange County voted it down, California voters narrowly passed Proposition 55, which will provide $12.3 billion to California schools to improve facilities, by 50.6%. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's bond measure to bail out the state received much more overwhelming support, with Proposition 57, the $15-billion bond plan to pay off the states deficit, garnering 63.3% and its companion measure, Proposition 58, which would require a balanced budget and rainy day reserve fund garnering 71%. The passage of Proposition 55 was crucial to Huntington Beach Union High school District, which passed a bond of its own Tuesday.
NEWS
March 9, 2000
Since Proposition 28 bit the dust, Oak View Family Center and other local health programs will continue to benefit from the 50-cent tax levied on cigarettes. Proposition 28, which lost with 72% voting against, would have repealed the tax. Passed in November 1998, money from the tobacco tax is to be used to fund health programs for children and infants. Oak View is one of six sites in Orange County to benefit from tobacco tax revenues totaling more than $1 million.
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January 9, 2010
Proponents of same-sex marriage are expected to rally to support a repeal of Proposition 8 at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Huntington Beach Pier, according to a Repeal Prop. 8 Facebook group. Proposition 8 banned same-sex marriage in California and was passed in November. The proposition has been appealed in federal court and is expected to begin trial Monday in San Francisco. The trial will be videotaped and circulated on YouTube, according to the Los Angeles Times. — Britney Barnes
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By MICHÈLE MARR | November 12, 2008
On Nov. 4 the people of California voted to ban same-sex marriage — again. Like Proposition 22 in 2000, Proposition 8 passed, albeit with a much smaller margin. Comments made early on election night by Jeff Flint, who had worked as a strategist against the proposition, suggest he expected it to fail. Flint told a group gathered in a Sacramento ballroom, “I think the voters were thinking, well, if it makes them happy, why shouldn’t we let gay couples get married.
NEWS
By VIC LEIPZIG AND LOU MURRAY | November 8, 2006
Lou and I are in agreement about the various statewide environmental propositions on the ballot this year. Proposition 84 We support Prop 84. One of the largest blocks of funding in this bond measure is targeted to the repair of levees in the critical Bay-Delta region of central California. This levee system should never have been built in the first place, but now it has become an essential part of the hydrology of the Sacramento River, the San Joaquin River, San Francisco Bay and the California Aqueduct that provides drinking water to Southern California.
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By Vince Lovato | June 9, 2006
GLENDALE ? School board members are considering throwing their weight behind Proposition 82, a controversial statewide universal preschool measure that would tax high-wage earners to provide preschool for every 4-year-old in the state starting in 2010. The discussion during Tuesday's meeting followed trustee Greg Krikorian's visit to Sacramento Saturday and Sunday, where he and representatives from 1,000 school districts discussed the initiative. The California School Board Assn.
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By TOM HARMAN | November 3, 2005
Almost everyone agrees that legislators should represent the residents of the various contiguous communities in their district and should not be allowed to shape their district based on partisan politics. But that is exactly what happened under the last redistricting plan adopted by the legislature in 2001. The legislative districts have become horribly misshapen and geographically distorted. The present system used to draw district lines for our state offices is inequitable and unfair, and that's why Proposition 77 is on the ballot this month.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | October 8, 2005
Still fuming over orders to stand in the background of a gubernatorial news conference while brush fires raged around the county, Burbank and Glendale fire departments came out in opposition Thursday to a ballot proposition they claim would stifle their political involvement. If approved by voters in the special Nov. 8 election, Proposition 75 would require unions representing public employees to get permission from members before spending dues for political purposes.
NEWS
By: | October 1, 2005
Teachers have choice, and can be fired I am writing in response to Steve Cross's Wednesday letter ("Union doesn't represent all views"). My husband and I are both teachers in and residents of Burbank. I agree that the teachers' unions cannot represent the views of each of their members simultaneously. That would not be possible since teachers, like all other groups of people, are complex and diverse in thought. However, the unions do the next best thing; they find out where the majority of members stand and adopt that stance as their own. Teachers' unions are democratic and fair if nothing else.
NEWS
By: | September 23, 2005
Put on your thinking caps -- it's going to be a busy election season this fall for Lagunans. With the City Council setting a Tuesday, Dec. 13 date on the question of whether to increase the city sales tax by one-half cent to raise money for disaster relief, there will be three -- or more -- special elections in the next three months. On Tuesday, Oct. 4, voters will be asked to make their picks for who should fill the 48th District Congressional seat vacated by Chris Cox. A total of 17 candidates are asking for your vote, including 10 Republicans, four Democrats and one each Libertarian, Green and American Independent.
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