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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 30–43.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Josh Sides California—simultaneously celebrated and reviled for its fabled sexual tolerance for the past half-century—has pioneered the use of sexual propositions, ballot initiatives designed to either expand the scope of “obscenity” censorship or to suppress the rights and aspirations of...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 13–29.
Published: 01 August 2011
... nothing more timely than the nine initiatives that Californians faced on November 2, 2010, an even century minus a few days after the election that brought Johnson and his Progressives to office. In 2010 voters rejected Proposition 23, a ballot measure funded largely by out-of-state oil companies to...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., marijuana legalization, green energy, and a whole lot else, besides. If there s an issue you care about and with seventeen state-wide propositions on the ballot, plus local initiatives and countless candidates, there s bound to be at least one find out how to get involved, and do it! Talk to friends and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2016
... if the state were to resume executions. This is California s third protocol in a decade, and it is as unlikely as its predecessors to be used anytime soon. Death penalty opponents and death penalty advocates meanwhile are preparing dueling ballot initiatives to repeal or expedite the killing of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 June 2016
... ballot known as the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 (Prop. 57), called dangerous by former Governor Pete Wilson. California voters will once more get to decide if they want to continue the reforms now underway. A fragment of one of Alfredo Santos s six murals inside San Quentin s dining...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 74–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
... found on the November 2016 ballot as Prop- osition 57, will build on the victory of SB 261. This measure will change the process for how kids under the age of eigh- teen are tried in the adult system. Currently, California is one of fifteen states that grant prosecutors, rather than judges, the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 22–31.
Published: 01 June 2016
... healthcare in California prisons and the difficulties the State faces in opening complex health-facility prisons like CHCF present a compelling opportunity for Californians at the ballot box and through social movements to demand a new correctional and public safety vision, one that places replaces outmoded...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., some activists are proposing a ballot mea- sure that would forbid any development requiring a variance for two years. This would exacerbate an already extreme housing shortage and do nothing to move Los Angeles closer to sustainability. At the same time, some San Fran- ciscans have been fighting a...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 86–94.
Published: 01 September 2014
... trim. The chickens, a toilet, and a built-in barbecue never appeared on the ballot. The Franklin garden shut down for nine months begin- ning in January 2012. At the final garden clean-up day in December, the mood was somber and bittersweet. Monica placed two big tables together and draped a plaid...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 94–102.
Published: 01 June 2014
... won the day. The city eventually passed height-limitation regulations that prevented any more tall buildings from being built along the waterfront. The work of the Russian Hill residents and Weinberger echoes into the twenty-first century in the form of a ballot measure in November 2013 that defeated...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 41–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... elections and the passage of a recent ballot initiative softening Three Strikes certainly raise questions about the future of that ideological discourse, even among believers in that discourse. It would be a mistake, however, to believe that only mountain folk might still fear an increasingly diverse...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): boom.2011.1.3.fte.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Empire sky, sending resi- dents to rooftops with hoses, forcing a week of indoor summer play. There is a fine line between the beauty of an unintended outbreak and the stark fear of the wildfire raging beyond our control. Of this we are reminded on the hundredth birthday of the state ballot initiative...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 17–32.
Published: 03 March 2012
... all, it has survived political chal- lenge in the form of a statewide election at a time of severe recession and 12% unemployment, where voters defeated an initiative measure to suspend implementation of the program by the widest margin of any issue on the ballot (61% to 38%, in November 2010). The...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 11–12.
Published: 01 August 2011
... for per- mission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press s Rights and Permissions website, httpwww.ucpressjournals.com/reprintInfo.asp. DOI: boom.2011.1.3.11. A N A LY S E S In 1911, the state of California amended its constitution to create the ballot...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 88–92.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., httpwww.ucpressjournals.com/reprintInfo.asp. DOI: boom.2011.1.4.88 L ess than a month after California s hotly contested midterm election in Novem-ber 2010, the Sacramento Bee reported that local Tea Party activists had begun gathering signatures for a ballot measure modeled after Arizona s notorious SB 1070 the law...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 81.
Published: 01 March 2011
... politics, cultural studies, political identity, social movements, and direct democracy. His book Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (2010) examines California s history of racial- ized ballot measures in the post-World War II era to unearth the tangled roots of...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 36–49.
Published: 01 March 2011
... could be brought to bear on discriminatory laws and practices at home. In 1946, civil-rights organizers across the state set out to demonstrate this principle by petitioning for a ballot initiative to create a state Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC). Or- ganizers collected more than 300,000...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 25–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., the new Progressive sys- tem launched in 1911 also made the state s politics big- ger and louder. Debates on big issues played out in the context not of legislative debate but of campaigns. Since ballot initiatives were rarely a product of one particular party or politician, the campaigns could not...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 59–74.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of flags, pilgrims, and pioneers, several jurors remained unconvinced of the de- fendants guilt. They deliberated for 66 hours, as the defen- dants, reporters, and attorneys played cards or read. At one point, near the middle of their 118 ballots, the jury came back in and asked the judge a question...