Campaign 2012

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

Federal Judge Halts Part Of California Human Trafficking Measure

A federal judge has blocked part of a voter-approved ballot initiative related to human trafficking.

11/08/2012

A California polling place

Bay Area Election Officials Estimate Lower Turnout Than 2008

Bay Area counties are projecting strong voter turnout for Tuesday’s presidential election, however numbers are expected to be below those from the 2008 race.

11/08/2012

supermarket, shelf, shelves, aisle, food, shopping

Backers Of GMO Labels Look Ahead After Prop. 37 Loss

Activists seeking special labels on food made from genetically engineered crops vowed Wednesday to continue their push despite a loss at the California ballot box.

11/07/2012

President Obama Holds Election Night Event In Chicago

Feinstein Says Obama Must Seize ‘Mandate’ To Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that President Barack Obama’s re-election gives him a mandate to work with Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff” that would cause massive job losses in California.

11/07/2012

(CBS)

San Jose Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase

San Jose’s minimum wage will soon be $10 an hour instead of $8 with the passage of Measure D on Tuesday.

11/07/2012

(L-R) Eric Swalwell, Rep. Pete Stark (CBS)

Newcomer Swalwell Unseats Longtime East Bay Lawmaker Stark

Voters in the newly redrawn 15th Congressional District tossed out Rep. Pete Stark on Tuesday in favor of a more moderate Democrat, Alameda County prosecutor Eric Swalwell.

11/07/2012

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

ACLU Challenges Prop. 35, Human Trafficking Initiative

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging California’s new voter-approved law to boost penalties for those convicted of human trafficking.

11/07/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown speaks alongside Prop. 30 supporters. (CBS)

Voters Approve Gov. Brown’s Prop. 30 Tax Initiative

CCalifornia voters have approved Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to raise income taxes on the wealthy and raise the statewide sales tax to fund education and help balance the state budget.

11/07/2012

Same-sex couple Thom Watson (R) and Jeff Tabaco kiss as they hold paperwork for a marriage license while waiting to hear a decision on whether same-sex marriages will be allowed to resume in California August 12, 2010 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco LGBT Community Hails Gay Marriage Wins In Maine, Maryland

San Francisco’s gay and lesbian community cheered Tuesday night as voters in several states passed mandates approving same-sex marriage.

11/07/2012

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Voters Narrowly Reject Sit-Lie Ban

Berkeley voters have narrowly defeated a controversial measure that would have banned sitting on sidewalks in the city’s commercial areas.

11/07/2012

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