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
Auto Shop 'Cover-Up' Leaves Family Dealing With Damages

Auto Shop 'Cover-Up' Leaves Family Dealing With Damages

For the 25 million licensed motorists in California, finding an honest mechanic is essential. Fraudulent repairs can create both financial hardships and serious safety hazards.

Super Bowl City Closed After Reaching Max Capacity

Super Bowl City Closed After Reaching Max Capacity

San Francisco police turned away thousands of people from Super Bowl City late Friday when the event reached maximum capacity.

Super Bowl Ticket Prices Reach All-Time High

Super Bowl Ticket Prices Reach All-Time High

Super Bowl 50 is fast approaching, and with only two full days before the big game, ticket sales are at an all-time high.

The latest figures indicate a record in the game's history.

Substitute Teacher Fired for Allegedly Watching Porn in Class

Substitute Teacher Fired for Allegedly Watching Porn in Class

A substitute teacher has been fired amid allegations he was watching porn in a classroom at John Muir Middle School in San Jose.

7 Dead, Many Trapped After Strong Quake Rocks Taiwan

7 Dead, Many Trapped After Strong Quake Rocks Taiwan

A powerful earthquake struck in southern Taiwan Saturday, toppling buildings and leaving at least seven people dead and hundreds more injured, officials said, NBC News reported. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake...

Woman Struck by Bat in Parking Lot Dies: Police

Woman Struck by Bat in Parking Lot Dies: Police

A 63-year woman who was struck in the head with a baseball bat in a shopping parking lot has died from her injuries, Fairfield police said Friday, and now, detectives are working to seek to file homicide charges...