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

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.

Nov 6, 2012

Millions Vote in California On Election Day

Millions Vote in California On Election Day

After months of hard campaigning by candidates and weeks of negative ads funded by record political spending, millions of California voters are finally having their say.

Top Stories
Camp to Review Policies After Child Porn Arrest

Camp to Review Policies After Child Porn Arrest

Lax oversight and budget skimping may have made a beloved environmental camp in the West Valley foothills vulnerable to sexual predators.

Dead Juvenile Gray Whale Washes Up on Sonoma Coast

Dead Juvenile Gray Whale Washes Up on Sonoma Coast

The carcass of a 28-foot juvenile gray whale washed up on the Sonoma Coast Friday night or Saturday morning.

Warriors Trounce Rockets 115-80, Lead Series 3-0

Warriors Trounce Rockets 115-80, Lead Series 3-0

The Golden State Warriors dominated the Houston Rockets 115-80 on a night when point guard Stephen Curry broke the NBA record for most 3-pointers in a single post-season.

Dozens Arrested, Cited After Oakland Street Protest

Dozens Arrested, Cited After Oakland Street Protest

Authorities acting under a new get-tough policy for monitoring street protests arrested or cited dozens of demonstrators for ignoring police orders to end a demonstration in Oakland.

More Oil-Soaked Animals Arrive at SeaWorld

More Oil-Soaked Animals Arrive at SeaWorld

The four animals were sickened in the oil spill near Santa Barbara.

Firefighters Knock Out 3-Alarm Brush Fire

Firefighters Knock Out 3-Alarm Brush Fire

Firefighters knocked out a 3-alarm brush fire burning in the East San Jose hills Saturday afternoon.