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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7-Year-Old Boy Shot in Chest During Target Practice: Sheriff

7-Year-Old Boy Shot in Chest During Target Practice: Sheriff

A 7-year-old boy from the Bay Area was flown to the hospital after he injured himself while he was target practicing, shooting a .22-caliber rifle while his father stood nearby.

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Man Breaks Window at Indonesian Consulate: Police

Man Breaks Window at Indonesian Consulate: Police

A man smashed the glass door at the Consulate General of Indonesia in San Francisco early Tuesday, and police took him into custody, suspecting him of being high on drugs and perhaps paranoid that someone...

Apple "Actively Investigating" Celebrity Hack: Reports

Apple "Actively Investigating" Celebrity Hack: Reports

Apple said it was “actively investigating” the violation of several of its iCloud accounts, in which revealing photos and videos of prominent Hollywood actresses were taken and posted all over the Web.

1 Dead in Crash Between Train, Vehicle in Oakland

1 Dead in Crash Between Train, Vehicle in Oakland

One person was killed in a crash between an Amtrak train and vehicle in Oakland Monday night, police said.

Domestic Violence Advocates Monitor Arrest of 49er

Domestic Violence Advocates Monitor Arrest of 49er

Domestic violence advocates said they plan to closely watch how San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald's case plays out in court, and how the National Football League will respond if the player is found...