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 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.

Nov 7, 2012

Bay Area Reaction to Obama Victory

Bay Area Reaction to Obama Victory

Bay Area Democrats celebrated in San Francisco on Tuesday night after hearing that President Barack Obama had been re-elected.

Nov 7, 2012

Solano County Election Results

Solano County Election Results

Solano County voters approved sales tax increases in Fairfield, Vacaville and Rio Vista in Tuesday's election.

Nov 7, 2012

San Francisco Election Results

San Francisco Election Results

San Francisco voters appear to have approved a ballot measure to overhaul the city's business tax system, as well as a parcel tax to fund City College and a bond measure to renovate city parks.

Nov 7, 2012

How Obama Won Four More Years

How Obama Won Four More Years

The president won the votes of racial minorities by a landslide — 93 percent of black, 73 percent of Asians and 71 percent of Latinos, up from 67 percent four years ago.

Nov 7, 2012

Condoms-in-Porn Initiative on Track to Pass

Condoms-in-Porn Initiative on Track to Pass

Measure B presented LA voters with the latest opportunity to require adult film actors to wear prophylactics during on-screen vaginal or anal intercourse.

Jan 4, 2013

Anti-Death Penalty Prop. 34 Defeated

Anti-Death Penalty Prop. 34 Defeated

The latest effort to abolish the death penalty in California lost Tuesday night, with results showing that more than half of the voters wanted to keep capital punishment.

Nov 7, 2012

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Wins 4th Term

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Wins 4th Term

It came as no surprise, but Dianne Feinstein was re-elected Tuesday to her fourth sixth-term seat as U.S. senator representing California.

Jan 4, 2013

Out-of-State Tax Rule Measure Prop. 39 Results Come In

Out-of-State Tax Rule Measure Prop. 39 Results Come In

Proposition 39, a ballot measure that would require multi-state businesses to base their income tax liability on the percentage of their sales in California, according to the official ballot summary.

Top Stories
Massive Crowd Fills Super Bowl City to Capacity

Massive Crowd Fills Super Bowl City to Capacity

As of 4:42 p.m., all gates to Super Bowl City, but the main gate on Market Street between Main and Beale streets, were closed, spokesman PJ Johnston said. The main gate closed soon after so officials could...

Cannabis Activists: Pot Could Help Cure 1 of NFL's Ills

Cannabis Activists: Pot Could Help Cure 1 of NFL's Ills

With much of the NFL world camped out in the San Francisco Bay Area in the days before Super Bowl 50, researchers released sobering news: late Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler had a degenerative...

Broncos Player Surprises Fan With Super Bowl 50 Tickets

Broncos Player Surprises Fan With Super Bowl 50 Tickets

A Denver Broncos player dropped a bombshell on a cancer and heart transplant patient the night before the Super Bowl and was moved to tears by the encounter.

Justin Bieber Cavorts, Poses With Fans in SF

Justin Bieber Cavorts, Poses With Fans in SF

An estimated 15,000 people flocked to San Francisco to enjoy the last day of Super Bowl City, but one among them caused a greater furor than others. Justin Bieber is apparently in the Bay Area for Super...

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.

3 Dead in Crash Following Police Pursuit

3 Dead in Crash Following Police Pursuit

A police chase in San Francisco ended with three people dead after a fleeing car crashed and burst into flames.