2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

Complete coverage of the 2012 election

Jan 4, 2013

Prop. 36 Passes; Will Modify Three Strikes Law

Prop. 36 Passes; Will Modify Three Strikes Law

Voters on Tuesday opted to change California’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” law, which mandates a life sentence for anyone convicted of three serious crimes, NBC projects.

Jan 4, 2013

Brown: Prop 30 Taxes for "California Dream"

Brown: Prop 30 Taxes for "California Dream"

Gov. Jerry Brown says approval of Prop 30 isn't a "cure," but that it will prevent education cuts.

Nov 8, 2012
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By Will Brinson

Giants Part of Presidential Voting Trend

Giants Part of Presidential Voting Trend

The Giants and Barack Obama are part of an interesting historical trend relating to the World Series champions and the candidate who won the World Series.

Nov 7, 2012

SF Voters Approve Tax For City College

SF Voters Approve Tax For City College

San Francisco property owners voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to tax themselves to help keep the doors at City College open.

Nov 7, 2012

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

The most important number for President Barack Obama on Election Day was 270, the number of electoral votes needed to clinch his re-election. For the rest of us, the culmination of the marathon 2012 presidential...

Jan 4, 2013

Veteran Congressman Stark Loses To Swalwell

Veteran Congressman Stark Loses To Swalwell

After 40 years in office - the longest term for any Congressman - the uber-liberal, ultra-vocal Pete Stark lost to a Democratic challenger - Eric Swalwell - who is an Alameda County prosecutor and nearly 50...

Nov 7, 2012

Winners: SJ Mininum Wage, Councilwoman Rose Herrera

Winners: SJ Mininum Wage, Councilwoman Rose Herrera

There were two big winners in San Jose following Election Day: Workers who will now earn a minimum of $10 an hour, and incumbent city councilman Rose Herrera.

Nov 7, 2012

Alaco Supes: Richard Valle Wins Lockyer's Seat

Alaco Supes: Richard Valle Wins Lockyer's Seat

Richard Valle won with 36 percent of the vote.

Nov 6, 2012

Obama Photo Most Retweeted Ever

Obama Photo Most Retweeted Ever

President Barack Obama's Election Night photo was just one of many memorable reactions on the social networks.

Nov 7, 2012

Oakland City Council: De La Fuente Loses To Kaplan

Oakland City Council: De La Fuente Loses To Kaplan

An era ended on the Oakland City Council Tuesday night when veteran council member Ignacio De La Fuente decisively lost his bid to unseat incumbent Rebecca Kaplan for the at-large seat.

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5-Alarm Fire in San Jose as House Fire Spreads

5-Alarm Fire in San Jose as House Fire Spreads

San Jose firefighters are responding to a five-alarm fire that started at a house and spread to an adjacent residence, a fire dispatcher said.

"Shrimp Boy" Pleads Not Guilty to Racketeering

"Shrimp Boy" Pleads Not Guilty to Racketeering

Chinatown association leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in San Francisco to charges of racketeering, the latest allegation against him in a revised grand jury indictment unveiled...

PG&E Charged with Obstruction in San Bruno Blast

PG&E Charged with Obstruction in San Bruno Blast

Pacific Gas & Electric is accused of lying to federal investigators in connection with the fatal 2010 pipeline explosion that leveled a San Bruno neighborhood in 2010.

Lawyer for Man Accused of Murdering Wife Says DA's Case is "Weak"

Lawyer for Man Accused of Murdering Wife Says DA's Case is "Weak"

The attorney for a man charged with his brother in the 1989 murder of the man's wife in San Jose said Wednesday that prosecutors want to consolidate the criminal cases because their cases against each man...

UCLA in "Drying Phase" After Water Main Break

UCLA in "Drying Phase" After Water Main Break

More than 700 vehicles are stranded in flooded parking structures and nearby streets will remain closed Wednesday after a water main break that sent up to 10 million gallons of water gushing onto Sunset...

Domino's Pizza Delivery Drivers Robbed in Sunnyvale

Domino's Pizza Delivery Drivers Robbed in Sunnyvale

Pizza delivery drivers in the South Bay are on edge after a couple of them were robbed at gunpoint in Sunnyvale.