Tuck Concedes School Chief Race, Vows to Keep Fighting for Reform
Charter school executive Marshall Tuck says he plans to continue pushing for education reform in California, despite conceding the race for superintendent of public instruction Wednesday to Tom Torlakson, who narrowly clinched a second term.
Fracking Bans Pass in 2 Counties, But Not Santa Barbara
Residents in San Benito and Mendocino counties have voted to ban hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," the controversial oil production technique. Opponents of fracking hope these types of bans spread to other counties. But in Santa Barbara County where oil is well-established, the energy industry stepped in to defeat a ban.
More Prison Reform on the Horizon After Passage of Prop. 47
Among the new laws approved by California voters, Proposition 47 is likely to have a significant impact on California courts and jails. Prop. 47 reduces some felony drug possession offenses and non-violent property crimes to misdemeanors.
Poll: Immigration, Not Economy Tops Latino Voters' Concerns
A new bilingual poll of California's Latino voters who likely cast a ballot in Tuesday's election shows immigration placed ahead of the economy as the most important issue motivating them to vote. Seventy-one percent said immigration was the most or one of the most important issues.