Campaign 2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Suprisingly Few UC Berkeley Students Voted In Midterm Election

UC Berkeley is known for having a politically active student body, but in the recent midterm election, students barely showed up to vote.

11/20/2014

Marijuana, pot

Why California Wasn’t The First State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

In the election a few weeks ago, two more states and Washington, D.C. voted to legalize marijuana. The question is: why hasn’t California?

11/17/2014

Joseph Le

Santa Clara County Registrar Of Voters Investigates IT Chief’s Sudden Resignation

Santa Clara County officials have launched an internal investigation into the sudden resignation of elections official Joseph Le.

11/13/2014

Mojave Air and Space Port (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Pilot Killed In Plane Crash Leads Race For Seat On Mojave Air Space Board

A candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash.

11/11/2014

A California polling place

Santa Clara County Seeks State Review Of Election Results After IT Manager Abruptly Resigns

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters said Friday she is asking for the Secretary of State to conduct a review of Tuesday’s election results after an IT worker in the office abruptly resigned on the eve of the election.

11/07/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Phil Matier: Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Talks About City’s Numerous Challenges

Libby Schaaf may be the new face of Oakland – but she is certainly facing the same set of problems.

11/07/2014

San Jose mayoral candidates Dave Cortese (left), Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

Cortese Not Ready To Concede In San Jose Mayoral Race Despite Opponent’s Claim To Victory

Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese says he is not ready to concede in the San Jose mayor’s race, even though his opponent, City Councilman Sam Liccardo, has already declared victory.

11/07/2014

Supervisor David Chiu (San Francisco Board of Supervisors)

David Campos Concedes To David Chiu In Race For San Francisco Assembly Seat

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos has conceded the race for the District 17 state assembly seat, his rival Supervisor David Chiu said Thursday evening.

11/06/2014

Construction crews at the Beach Chalet Soccer Field in San Francisco on November 6, 2014. (CBS)

Opponents Of Artificial Turf Field At Golden Gate Park Stage Sit-In After Voters Weigh In

The issue of artificial turf versus green grass for one San Francisco soccer field seems simple enough. But it’s taken years of back and forth to bring the issue to a vote.

11/06/2014

Gary Kremen (purissimawater.org)

Match.com Founder Narrowly Wins Seat On Santa Clara Water Board

Gary Kremen, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur and founder of Match.com, won 51 percent of the vote on Tuesday night to get a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District.

11/06/2014

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