- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. CALIFORNIA ELECTION

Gov. Jerry Brown, 76, decisively wins record fourth term after a lopsided campaign in the state dominated by Democrats.

2. WATER ISSUES

Voters approve measures to borrow $7.5 billion to improve state’s water system and overhaul fund to pay down debt and provide a buffer against future budget shortfalls.



3. SODA TAX

Berkeley approves nation’s first tax on sodas and other sugary drinks; voters in San Francisco reject a similar soda tax.

4. LEGISLATURE

Republicans capitalize on Senate Democrats’ corruption scandals to block supermajority in the chamber; also gain seats in the Assembly.

5. MALPRACTICE DAMAGES

Voters reject proposal to raise cap on medical malpractice damage awards and subject many doctors to random drug and alcohol tests.

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