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
1 Dead, 6 Hospitalized in Mission District Fire

1 Dead, 6 Hospitalized in Mission District Fire

Officials say a man has died and six others were transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a four-alarm building fire erupted Wednesday night in San Francisco's Mission District.

SFPD Investigate Suitcase Containing Dismembered Body

SFPD Investigate Suitcase Containing Dismembered Body

San Francisco police say a suitcase found in the South of Market area Wednesday afternoon contained dismembered body parts.

Vigil for Jogger Killed in Possible SJ Street Race

Vigil for Jogger Killed in Possible SJ Street Race

Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday night that drew about 100 people to remember 24-year-old Kiran Pabla, who was killed when she was hit by a vehicle that crashed during an alleged street race in East San...

Parents of Kid Battling Leukemia Want Students Vaccinated

Parents of Kid Battling Leukemia Want Students Vaccinated

A Marin County family is asking their children's school to keep kids home that haven't been vaccinated.

Express Toll Lanes Proposed for Highway 101 in South Bay

Express Toll Lanes Proposed for Highway 101 in South Bay

South Bay transportation leaders will ask for feedback on a plan to turn carpool lanes into express toll lanes.

ZIRX Offers Parking At Your Fingertips

ZIRX Offers Parking At Your Fingertips

In a city like San Francisco where finding a spot can be impossible, one company is offering on-demand parking.