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
Correctional Deputies Arrested After 'Brutal' Inmate Death

Correctional Deputies Arrested After 'Brutal' Inmate Death

Three Santa Clara County Sheriff's correctional deputies have been arrested on suspicion of murder, conspiracy and assault "under color of authority," jail records showed Thursday, following an in-custody...

French Hero Spencer Stone Welcomed With Gusto

French Hero Spencer Stone Welcomed With Gusto

One of three Sacramento-area men – hailed as heroes for thwarting a terror attack aboard a France-bound train last month – returned home to California on Thursday.

Jobseekers Warn of Fake Resumes from Fremont Staffing Firm

Jobseekers Warn of Fake Resumes from Fremont Staffing Firm

Two former trainees of Fremont-based Beta Soft Systems say the staffing company handed them resumes with fabricated skills and work experience and instructed them to lie to prospective employers in job...

Killed Inmate Wasn't Supposed to Be in Jail

Killed Inmate Wasn't Supposed to Be in Jail

Michael Tyree had fulfilled all five days of his short misdemeanor sentence when he was allegedly beat to death by three prison guards.

Joe Biden's Family Will Decide If He Runs for President in 2016

Joe Biden's Family Will Decide If He Runs for President in 2016

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday night he "will not hesitate" to run for president next year — but only if his family is up to it. "I'll be straightforward with you: The most relevant factor in my decision...

VTA ‘Ready’ for 49ers’ Regular Season Traffic

VTA ‘Ready’ for 49ers’ Regular Season Traffic

The 49ers played their final preseason game against the San Diego Chargers Thursday night. It was a final tune-up for the players before the regular season starts and a chance for coaches to find room for...