Stories for November 4, 2008
Supporters and opponents of a ballot initiative that would outlaw same-sex marriage in California braced for a long, tense wait Tuesday night after exit polls and initial returns showed neither side with a clear advantage.
Barack Obama's victory has sent supporters dancing into the streets in California.
Californians swept Democrat Barack Obama to the presidency as they voted in anticipated record numbers Tuesday. They also cast ballots on a dozen propositions, including high-profile initiatives aiming to ban gay marriage and require doctors to notify parents before minors receive abortions.
Voters in the San Diego area have rejected a measure to allow a vast deck to be built over a cargo terminal on some of the city's most valuable waterfront property.
After a long, bitter race for city attorney, neither candidate was ready to call it quits tonight, despite Jan Goldsmith's significant lead over incumbent Mike Aguirre.
Proposition 2, which outlaws cramped cages for egg-laying chickens, has passed.
California voters have weighed in on 12 propositions, several of which featured multimillion dollar campaigns and would have long-lasting consequences for state taxpayers.
I have that moment of panic when the poll worker can't find my name... It happens every time and it always ignites a flash of paranoia... Could I have somehow screwed up and not registered correctly? &
Election Day's all about the fuzzy slippers this time around. & I actually voted last week, so today I'm at my desk and watching the rain through the office window while my feet stay dry and warm . & It's not that I'm not doing anything election-related today - the husband and I placed a few more No on 8 signs around the neighborhood while we walked the dog this morning, and I'll spend most of the day waiting for and watching returns. &
KPBS reporter Amy Isackson visited some polling places in Chula Vista to get voter reactions to this historic election.
When asked the seemingly benign question, "What does this election mean to you?" I have trouble giving an uplifting answer. I'm sure a lot of voters (
Hido Vera lives in Chula Vista. He's 20-years-old. He says this is the first election that's sparked discussion amongst his group of friends.
VAUGHN OLIVER WELTY JOINS KPBS New Director of Development brings Wealth of Experience SAN DIEGO - KPBS Associate General Manager for Development, Stephanie Bergsma is pleased to announce that Vaughn Oliver Welty is joining her staff November 18 as the Director of Development.
San Diegans are turning out in droves today to cast their ballots. And they're also weighing in on how they feel the media has covered the election. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Today's early morning showers did little to dampen enthusiasm among voters in City Heights. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma was there.
Can you believe that election day is here? The marathon presidential race that began almost two years ago is finally coming to an end. Host Tom Fudge speaks to Ron Elving, the guy who will "call" the race for NPR News, about how he will project a winner in the presidential election. We also speak to KPBS News reporters about what's happening at polling sites around the county, and to our Citizen Voices bloggers about their voting experiences.
San Diegans have been anticipating Nov. 4, 2008 for a long time. And so how will people be marking this historic election day? We'll talk about election night socializing with food writers.
The National Anthem can be heard at baseball games, the Olympics and political rallies. But research shows most Americans don't know the words to the song.