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Stories for November 4, 2008

Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Ban Vote Undecided

Nov. 4
By Lisa Leff and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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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 Sweeps California

Nov. 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Barack Obama's victory has sent supporters dancing into the streets in California.

Californians Cast Votes on Gay Marriage, Abortion

Nov. 4
By Juliet Williams and KPBS Public Broadcasting

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.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Nov. 4
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Voters Reject Port Deck

Nov. 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

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.

Goldsmith Leads City Attorney Race

Nov. 4
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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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.

Citizen Voices

Nov. 4
By Chris McConnell and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Calif. Passes Measure for More Space for Farm Animals

Nov. 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Proposition 2, which outlaws cramped cages for egg-laying chickens, has passed.

Early Returns Show Prop 8 Passing

Nov. 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

California voters have weighed in on 12 propositions, several of which featured multimillion dollar campaigns and would have long-lasting consequences for state taxpayers.

Election Day Jitters

Nov. 4
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices

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? &

Citizen Voices

Nov. 4
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Dry and Warm

Nov. 4
By Charles Hartley and Citizen Voices

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. &

Chula Vista Voters Share Responses

Nov. 4
By Amy Isackson

KPBS reporter Amy Isackson visited some polling places in Chula Vista to get voter reactions to this historic election.

Election Day Hope and Fears

Nov. 4
By Jessica Jondle and Citizen Voices

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 (

Experts Predict Young Voter Participation to Spike This Election

Nov. 4
By Amy Isackson

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.

Citizen Voices

Nov. 4
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Vaughn Oliver Welty Joins KPBS

Nov. 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

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 Diegan Voters Weigh-In on Media's Election Coverage

Nov. 4
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

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.

Citizen Voices

Nov. 4
By Jjondle and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Early Morning Showers Dampen Not Voter Enthusiasm in City Heights

Nov. 4
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Today's early morning showers did little to dampen enthusiasm among voters in City Heights. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma was there.

Projecting Winners, Updates from Polling Sites, Listener Calls on Election Day

Nov. 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

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 Plan for Big - and Small - Election Night Festivities

Nov. 4
KPBS Public Broadcasting

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.

O Say, Can You Sing? Local Youngsters Say Yes!

Nov. 4
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

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.