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19Oct/100

California Statewide General Election (Nov) 2010 Propositions

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On November 2, there’s a statewide general election for California. There’s nine propositions on the ballot. The propositions, summaries, and commentaries are provided below.

3Jun/100

California Statewide Primary Election (June) 2010 Propositions

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On June 8, there’s a statewide primary election for California. There’s five propositions on the ballot. The propositions, summaries, and commentaries are provided below.

I’m still debating several of these, even though I just recieved my mail-in ballot yesterday. I’ll solidify my decisions as the week progresses.

28Jul/091

Comic Con 2009

Last week, I attended Comic-Con for a half-day for my second year in a row. Just like last year, the convention was sensory overload and standing room only. KPBS reported that there was about 126,000 attendees and another 25,000 exhibitors in town for the four day event. Over the four days, it was estimated that the local businesses reaped in about $42 million.

While I was strolling the aisles, I came across Stan Sakai's booth. He was selling autographed copies of the 1987 Fantagraphic's Usagi Yojimbo: Samuri! issue #1 for only $5. At first, I thought I was mistaken to see the 25 year old comic for just $5. I mostly remember Usagi Yojimbo from the TMNT TV series and comics of the 1980s. After snatching up the autographed #1 issue, I discovered that the un-autographed issue's street price is somewhere between $14 and 17. I just wish I could pick stocks and mutual funds with a 200% profit...

4Jun/093

Balancing the California Budget

LA Times just uploaded a interactive tool to give everyone a chance at balancing the California budget. After playing around for a little bit, it's easy to see how much you'll need to comprise in order to make any substantial reduction of the deficit. Although both sides might not admit it, there's just no way to balance the budget without new taxes and spending cuts - you just can't do it without both.

27Apr/091

California Special Statewide Election 2009 Propositions

On May 19, there's a special statewide election for California. There are six propositions on the ballot and each related to the statewide budget. The propositions, summaries, and commentaries are provided below.

I'm still debating several of these. I'll solidify my decisions a few days before election day when I put the stamp on my ballot.

The YouTube video (included in links section at end of article) illustrates how the state got into this problem using charts and graphs.

27Dec/080

San Diego County 2008 Proposition Results by Community

This post is an index of a multi-post series breaking down the San Diego County 2008 General Election vote totals in several different contests including the presidential and state proposition election totals. The data was taken from the San Diego County Registrar of Voter’s office and converted/analyzed to produce the reports.

This blog post is an index of my twelve posts for each California Proposition of the 2008 General Election.

San Diego County Results for Proposition 1A: Safe, Reliable High-speed Passenger Train Bond Act

San Diego County Results for Proposition 2: Standards for Confining Farm Animals

San Diego County Results for Proposition 3: Children’s Hospital Bond

San Diego County Results for Proposition 4: Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor’s Pregnancy

San Diego County Results for Proposition 5: Nonviolent Drug Offenses

San Diego County Results for Proposition 6: Police & Law Enforcement Funding

San Diego County Results for Proposition 7: Renewable Energy Generation

San Diego County Results for Proposition 8: Eliminates Same Sex Marriages

San Diego County Results for Proposition 9: Victims’ Rights

San Diego County Results for Proposition 10: Alternative Fuel Vehicles & Renewable Energy

San Diego County Results for Proposition 11: Redistricting

San Diego County Results for Proposition 12: Veteran’s Bond Act of 2008

23Dec/080

San Diego County Proposition 12 Results by Community

This post is part of a multi-post series breaking down the San Diego County 2008 General Election vote totals in several different contests including the presidential and state proposition election totals. The data was taken from the San Diego County Registrar of Voter's office and converted/analyzed to produce the reports. To view other posts, please browse my blog using my San Diego Politics category. Once all of the posts are completed, then I will post an index to each post.

The term "community" is used to describe a place within the City of San Diego boundary. The term "unincorporated" means that the place is not a city (corporated). Unincorporated areas include many towns and villages.

First, each of the San Diego County cities are listed with their vote totals. Next, the City of San Diego vote total is broken down into each community. Finally, the "Unincorporated Areas" (which is listed as a total under cities) is broken down into towns and villages.

Contest Overview

In California, Proposition 12 passed statewide with Yes 63.60% and No 36.40%. In San Diego County, Proposition 12 received Yes 60.12% and No 39.88% votes.

Here’s the breakdown for California Proposition 12 - Veteran’s Bond Act of 2008.

22Dec/080

San Diego County Proposition 11 Results by Community

This post is part of a multi-post series breaking down the San Diego County 2008 General Election vote totals in several different contests including the presidential and state proposition election totals. The data was taken from the San Diego County Registrar of Voter's office and converted/analyzed to produce the reports. To view other posts, please browse my blog using my San Diego Politics category. Once all of the posts are completed, then I will post an index to each post.

The term "community" is used to describe a place within the City of San Diego boundary. The term "unincorporated" means that the place is not a city (corporated). Unincorporated areas include many towns and villages.

First, each of the San Diego County cities are listed with their vote totals. Next, the City of San Diego vote total is broken down into each community. Finally, the "Unincorporated Areas" (which is listed as a total under cities) is broken down into towns and villages.

Contest Overview

In California, Proposition 11 passed statewide with Yes 50.90% and No 49.10%. In San Diego County, Proposition 11 received Yes 54.38% and No 45.62% votes.

Here’s the breakdown for California Proposition 11 - Redistricting.

21Dec/080

San Diego County Proposition 10 Results by Community

This post is part of a multi-post series breaking down the San Diego County 2008 General Election vote totals in several different contests including the presidential and state proposition election totals. The data was taken from the San Diego County Registrar of Voter's office and converted/analyzed to produce the reports. To view other posts, please browse my blog using my San Diego Politics category. Once all of the posts are completed, then I will post an index to each post.

The term "community" is used to describe a place within the City of San Diego boundary. The term "unincorporated" means that the place is not a city (corporated). Unincorporated areas include many towns and villages.

First, each of the San Diego County cities are listed with their vote totals. Next, the City of San Diego vote total is broken down into each community. Finally, the "Unincorporated Areas" (which is listed as a total under cities) is broken down into towns and villages.

Contest Overview

In California, Proposition 10 failed statewide with Yes 40.50% and No 59.50%. In San Diego County, Proposition 10 received Yes 42.90% and No 57.10% votes.

Here’s the breakdown for California Proposition 10 - Alternative Fuel Vehicles & Renewable Energy .

20Dec/080

San Diego County Proposition 9 Results by Community

This post is part of a multi-post series breaking down the San Diego County 2008 General Election vote totals in several different contests including the presidential and state proposition election totals. The data was taken from the San Diego County Registrar of Voter's office and converted/analyzed to produce the reports. To view other posts, please browse my blog using my San Diego Politics category. Once all of the posts are completed, then I will post an index to each post.

The term "community" is used to describe a place within the City of San Diego boundary. The term "unincorporated" means that the place is not a city (corporated). Unincorporated areas include many towns and villages.

First, each of the San Diego County cities are listed with their vote totals. Next, the City of San Diego vote total is broken down into each community. Finally, the "Unincorporated Areas" (which is listed as a total under cities) is broken down into towns and villages.

Contest Overview

In California, Proposition 9 passed statewide with Yes 53.90% and No 46.10%. In San Diego County, Proposition 9 received Yes 55.24% and No 44.76% votes.

Here’s the breakdown for California Proposition 9 - Victims’ Rights.