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

Nov 7, 2012

Democrats Gain Supermajority in Calif. Senate

Democrats Gain Supermajority in Calif. Senate

Democrats have gained a two-thirds majority in the California Senate, giving them the ability to pass tax increases and take other steps without the need for Republican votes.

Nov 7, 2012

Roundup: California's Ballot Prop. Results

Roundup: California's Ballot Prop. Results

A roundup of how the state's 11 ballot proposition fared in Tuesday's 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.

Top Stories
Federal Government Funds New Tech Hub for Wearable Devices

Federal Government Funds New Tech Hub for Wearable Devices

The Obama Administration announced Friday morning that it is providing millions of dollars for FlexTech Alliance in San Jose to create a new tech hub for wearable devices.

Small Plane Crashes in San Carlos

Small Plane Crashes in San Carlos

The pilot of a small plane that crashed Thursday shortly after taking off from the San Carlos airport walked away without any injuries, officials said.

Massive San Mateo Apartment Fire Leaves 14 People Displaced

Massive San Mateo Apartment Fire Leaves 14 People Displaced

Massive flames ripped through an apartment complex in San Mateo Thursday night and more than a dozen people are left without a home, as of Friday morning, according to the San Mateo Fire Department.

San Francisco Police Officers Train to Help Overdose Victims

San Francisco Police Officers Train to Help Overdose Victims

San Francisco police officers are being trained to administer drugs to treat drug overdose.

Kids, Women Among 71 Bodies Found in Truck: Officials

Kids, Women Among 71 Bodies Found in Truck: Officials

The number of migrants found dead in a truck abandoned on the side of a highway in Austria has reached 71, Austrian officials said Friday, NBC News reported. The victims were 59 men, eight women and four...

Sunnyvale, VTA Work to Address Heavy Traffic Issues

Sunnyvale, VTA Work to Address Heavy Traffic Issues

Sunnyvale city leaders and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority officials on Thursday asked residents to weigh in on solutions for the so-called "The Mathilda Mess."