Americans Elect, which is inviting the public to a virtual primary, faces daunting hurdles. But dissatisfaction with the partisan gridlock in Washington creates a favorable political climate.
Conventional wisdom says tea party conservatives would vote against marijuana legalization in California. Yet Prop. 19 could test how serious tea partyers are about states' rights.
Steep fee hikes at California universities have triggered student protests and sit-ins across campuses, on a scale reminiscent of the 1960s.
A former San Francisco dumping ground becomes a plentiful four-acre urban farm.
No US city has seen a more rapid decline of its African-American population.