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
Pao Jury Sent Back to Deliberate After Discrepancy

Pao Jury Sent Back to Deliberate After Discrepancy

A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate, on most counts, against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbalance and working conditions...

Vigils, Fundraisers For Slain Officer

Vigils, Fundraisers For Slain Officer

Two vigils and two fundraisers are already in the works in memory of slain San Jose police Officer Michael Johnson, who was shot Tuesday night while responding to a suicidal man, who ended up killing him with a...

"Hospitality Ambassador" Beats Homeless Man: Video

"Hospitality Ambassador" Beats Homeless Man: Video

A hospitality ambassador for the city of Berkeley was fired and his partner suspended after a video unearthed last week shows the employee - whose job it is to "create a more welcoming downtown" - beating a...

Health Advisory Lifted After "Release" at Dow Chemical

Health Advisory Lifted After "Release" at Dow Chemical

A brief health advisory was issued Friday morning after some sort of "release" on Dow Chemical in Pittsburg.

Attorney Says Alleged Kidnapping Is "No Hoax"

Attorney Says Alleged Kidnapping Is "No Hoax"

A day after Vallejo police said her kidnapping was a hoax, Denise Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn — who reported the kidnapping to police — fought back through their lawyers.

Arrest Made in Valley Fair Mall Assault on Teen

Arrest Made in Valley Fair Mall Assault on Teen

San Jose police arrested a suspect Thursday in an assault at Valley Fair Mall earlier this month that knocked a teenage boy unconscious and left him seriously injured.