I am back from LA and I have a ton of writing to do, but I wanted to post this useful bit of info. Election Day in CA is November 7th. I just got my CA Driver's license in the mail (so excited!! It's a good pic bwahaha, I am an organ donor and I registered to vote!). Such a privilege I am so happy to finally take part in, now that I reside officially! in Sacramento.
For a great resource with which to brush up on the issues go here: http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections.htm
Do your homework!! If you aren't happy with the way things are politically, then raise your voice at the polls.