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
472 Bay Area Bridges: "Structurally Deficient"

472 Bay Area Bridges: "Structurally Deficient"

NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit breaks down the bridge inspection data from the Department of Transportation and uncovers hundreds of well-used overpasses in need of major repairs.

Concerns Over Airbnb Rentals Turning Into Party Pads

Concerns Over Airbnb Rentals Turning Into Party Pads

The Los Altos City Council in its next meeting plans to address reports of Airbnb rental homes turning into large party pads and disrupting neighborhoods.

Antioch Fire Caused By Sparks From Welding Torch

Antioch Fire Caused By Sparks From Welding Torch

A fire started in an auto repair garage in Antioch Friday evening when sparks from a welding torch hit gasoline on the floor, according to Contra Costa County fire officials.

Lawsuit Against SFPD Over Fatal Shooting

Lawsuit Against SFPD Over Fatal Shooting

The family of a young Guatemalan man shot and killed by San Francisco police is filing a federal lawsuit and asking the Department of Justice to investigate the shooting.

Santa Clara Valley Water District Says Residents Conserving Less

Santa Clara Valley Water District Says Residents Conserving Less

The boost South Bay reservoirs got earlier this year has dried up. And, apparently, so did some of the public's drive to conserve. Robert Handa reports.

Retired SJPD Officers Still Fighting Crime

Retired SJPD Officers Still Fighting Crime

Former San Jose police officers are still fighting crime in retirement. It took the hard work of many people at the homicide unit and FBI to track down the murder suspect, including help from two former...