Stories for February 5, 2008
Four Indian gambling measures that would clear the way for even larger casinos and dramatically expand the state's overall gambling industry are leading in early returns.
There were complaints around California Tuesday from non-partisan or decline to state voters. And the Secretary of State says its time to take a closer look at the election code.
I'm at the Eagles Lodge in Hillcrest where San Diego Democrats have gathered to watch election results. Less than two hours after polls closed in California, people here got a good idea of how their state voted. The announcement of a strong Hillary Clinton lead sent many Barack Obama supporters out the door -- taking their Obama signs with them.
A plan to secure more state funding for community colleges failed at the polls Tuesday. Proposition 92 would have lowered community college fees and changed the way state funding is allocated to the huge system - 2.5 million students on 109 campuses.
Happy Super Fat Tuesday! & As Mardi Gras winds down, and the last party revs up in San Diego, I'd like to recount my voting day for you.
Except while living in Sherman Heights for a year, my polling place for the last few elections has been just down the street in a Methodist Church that used to be a La Jolla train station. & A lovely place to vote & ndash; if you're on their list of registered voters. I wasn't. &
About 250 people have gathered at the Eagles Lodge in Hillcrest. Tonight, this hall was playing host to San Diegos Democrats. Theyre watching results from local and state polls.
John McCain took an early lead over Mitt Romney in California's big-prize presidential primary Tuesday, where the Arizona senator sought to cap a Super Tuesday rout with a win in the nation's most populous state.
Hillary Rodham Clinton was leading Barack Obama in California's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, according to very early returns.
The structure in question is a Lifeguard Service Facility/Garage to be built on the sand in the central part of Coronado Beach. While no one would deprive the lifeguards the necessary support they need to perform their duties, the current proposed location is not in the best interests of beach protection and preservation.
A yes vote on propositions 94 through 97 would affirm the deals Governor Schwarzenegger and state lawmakers struck last year with four wealthy Southern California Indian tribes.
A record number of Californians is casting mail-in ballots for today's presidential primary, one factor that is expected to lead to a later-than-normal vote tally.
San Diegans flocked to the polls today in East County with a laundry list of the country's problems on their minds and hope in their hearts. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma has more.
Get-Out-The-Vote campaigners at UC San Diego are encouraging hundreds of students to take time between their classes to head to the polls. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
If you're still making up your mind while you're in the voting booth today, you're certainly not alone. But one professor says that type of behavior lends itself to particular campaigns. From Sacramento Jenny O'Mara reports.
Election officials in San Diego and around California have been predicting record voter turnout on this Super Tuesday. In San Diego county, there were few early rushes to vote. KPBS reporters sampled voters in three different areas, and came away with very similar voter opinions.
Ants play a vital role in nature. But the non-native, aggressive Argentine ant species is threatening the balance of California's ecosystem. We talk with UCSD biologist David Holway about the impact of the Argentine ant and what people can do to keep the population in check.
Super Tuesday is finally here after months of anticipation and preparation. California voters will go to the polls, or mail in their ballots, in what may be the most important election in history. We take the pulse of San Diegans and what they think of the election on Super Tuesday.
Schizophrenia is a medical illness that affects approximately 2.2 million Americans. A disorder of the brain, the illness causes psychotic episodes of varying duration and severity. In the book The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, lawyer and UCSD psychiatry Professor Elyn Saks chronicles her own struggle with schizophrenia. Saks has for years controlled her condition with daily medication and therapy. She is an expert in the field of mental-health law.
All eyes are on the presidential primary race this Super Tuesday. But San Diego city council is already thinking ahead to what will be on the ballot in June and November KPBS reporter Alison St John explains.
Once the polls close tonight, the paper ballots will be transported to the Registrar of Voters office to be tallied. San Diego Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler says the results will take longer to tally than usual.
Super Tuesday extends south of the border this year. Expatriate voters in Mexico who are registered Democrats can vote online or cast a paper ballot in today's presidential primary. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
So, we're in the Final Four! The Democrats are bringing out Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton; and the Republicans have John McCain and Mitt Romney up for nomination. Of course, it won't be until March that we find out the Libertarian candidate or July for the Green Party candidate, but for now we have at least four candidates.
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