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Election Day Round-Up: Gay Marriage in Maine, NYC's Mayor, Etc.
While elections locally weren't exactly a topic around town, they were nationally and the outcomes are still relevant to Los Angeles and California.
One year after Prop 8, which banned gay marriage in California, Maine faced a similar fate. After the state's assembly and governor approved gay marriage earlier this year, the voter-initiated Question 1 was placed on the ballot asking "Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?" Question 1 passed with 53% of the vote.
In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an ally of L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, won his third termin office by a small margin.
In Northern California, California's Lt. Governor, John Garamendi, won California's 10th congressional seat. His win keeps the seat in Democrat hands.
In a heavily Republican upstate New York congressional district, a Democrat came out as the winner. "Bill Owens beats Doug Hoffman, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh," taunted a blog post's headline in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Republican wins were found in the gubernatorial races of New Jersey and Virginia.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.