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

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.

Nov 7, 2012

Mayor Chuck Reed On SJ Wage, Rose Herrera

Mayor Chuck Reed On SJ Wage, Rose Herrera

Early Wednesday morning, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed comments on his disappointment that the minimum wage hike passed and his pleasure that Rose Hererra won her city council seat again. Bob Redell reports.

Top Stories
BART Investigating Racist Vandalism Directed at Employees

BART Investigating Racist Vandalism Directed at Employees

Reports that BART employees have been subjected to racist and threatening messages scrawled on lockers are under investigation, BART said Thursday, but an attorney representing the workers said the agency...

Elderly Driver Jumps Curb, Injures 5 at Palo Alto Cafe

Elderly Driver Jumps Curb, Injures 5 at Palo Alto Cafe

Six people were injured, one critically, when a car driven by a 90-year-old man slammed into the outside street seating at the University Cafe in Palo Alto during lunchtime Thursday.

Secrecy Enveloped Bay Bridge Construction: Report

Secrecy Enveloped Bay Bridge Construction: Report

Senior officials who oversaw construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge repeatedly and deliberately brushed off criticism about construction problems and sought to keep...

California High-Speed Rail Rulings Overturned

California High-Speed Rail Rulings Overturned

A state appellate court has handed a big win to California's high-speed rail project, overturning two lower court rulings that stalled funding for the $68 billion train.

California's Historical Drought May Run Breweries Dry

California's Historical Drought May Run Breweries Dry

NBC Bay Area's Ian Cull examines how California's severe drought can affect the taste, production and price of beer.

San Jose Water Leak Remains Unfixed After 20 Days

San Jose Water Leak Remains Unfixed After 20 Days

A San Jose resident is frustrated over water officials failing to fix a city water line that has been leaking for 20 days.