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...

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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BART Fined $210,000 After 2 Worker Deaths: Cal-OSHA

BART Fined $210,000 After 2 Worker Deaths: Cal-OSHA

The state agency that oversees workplace safety cited BART on Thursday for willful serious safety violations that resulted in two workers being killed by a fast-moving train in Walnut Creek last October...

Father Left Baby in Car at Work, Infant Died:  Police

Father Left Baby in Car at Work, Infant Died: Police

San Jose police are investigating the death of a baby after they said the father allegedly forgot to drop him off at the babysitter's before he went to work.

1 Person Killed, 1 Injured In Redwood City Boating Accident

1 Person Killed, 1 Injured In Redwood City Boating Accident

One person was killed and one injured Wednesday evening when a sailboat with a broken mast taking part in a weekly casual race near Redwood City collided with a channel marker buoy.

"Alcohol Involved" in SJ Accident: Police

"Alcohol Involved" in SJ Accident: Police

San Jose police said it looks like a driver ran a red light early Thursday morning and nearly killed another driver who had a green light.

911 Tapes of Fatal Bus Crash to be Released

911 Tapes of Fatal Bus Crash to be Released

California Highway Patrol officials on Thursday were expected to release recordings of 911 calls made in the fiery Northern California bus crash that claimed 10 lives while en route to Humboldt State University...

East Palo Alto School Kids Dig Into Piggy Banks To Help Classmate With Cancer

East Palo Alto School Kids Dig Into Piggy Banks To Help Classmate With Cancer

Each March the students at East Palo Alto's Cesar Chavez and Green Oaks Academy choose a cause to "give back" to. This year, they didn't have to look very far.