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
Officer Shoots Teen Who Rammed Car Into Patrol Car: PD

Officer Shoots Teen Who Rammed Car Into Patrol Car: PD

San Pablo police shot a minor late Sunday night after they said the teen tried to flee in a stolen Honda Civic and then allegedly accelerated into an officer standing outside his patrol car, hitting it.

Giants' Buster Posey Named All-Star Starter

Giants' Buster Posey Named All-Star Starter

The fans' votes are in and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has been elected the starting catcher for the National League in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.

Hayward Firefighters Contain Hayward Brush Fire

Hayward Firefighters Contain Hayward Brush Fire

The Hayward Fire Department has contained a fire near W. Winton Avenue Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters Douse 4-Alarm Fire in Vacaville

Firefighters Douse 4-Alarm Fire in Vacaville

Fire crews on Sunday knocked down a 4-alarm that scorched 300 acres in Vacaville, officials said.

WATCH: Dramatic NASCAR Crash That Hurt Fans

WATCH: Dramatic NASCAR Crash That Hurt Fans

A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon's safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway.

Man Dies After Setting Firework Off on Top of His Head

Man Dies After Setting Firework Off on Top of His Head

Police say a 22-year-old Maine man was killed after setting a fireworks mortar tube off on top of his head on the Fourth of July. State police say Devon Staples of Calais was killed in what they described as a...