Election

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

soda, soft drinks

Store On Oakland/Berkeley Border Narrowly Avoids Sugary Beverage Tax

Shoppers at a store on the border of Oakland and Berkeley has missed a new tax on sugary beverages by inches.

11/06/2014

Flash Gordon on the ballot for BART Board, November 4th, 2014

Flash Gordon, Mayor Butt, And Mr. Mister Phillips: Unusual Names Don’t Necessarily Get Votes, But They Do Get Attention

From Flash Gordon, to Mayor Butt, Einstein, and even Jim Harbaugh, some unusual names popped up on Tuesday’s ballot, and some of them won.

11/05/2014

(Getty Images)

SF Voters Approve Transportation Measure To Rebuild Streets, Sidewalks

Two out of three transportation measures on Tuesday’s ballot in San Francisco appear to have been approved, according to complete unofficial election results.

11/05/2014

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers stands on the field before their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Levi's Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Amid Rumors Of His Departure For Wolverines, Jim Harbaugh Becomes Write-In For Michigan Governor

49ers legend Jerry Rice and others have recently said they think Jim Harbaugh’s tenure with the 49ers will be over at season’s end, no matter how far the team goes. Where will he find his next gig? If the voters of Michigan have anything to say about it, the former University of Michigan quarterback will be taking up residence in the statehouse.

11/05/2014

(City of Richmond)

New Richmond Mayor Elected, Chevron-Backed Candidates Lose Big In City Council Races

City Councilman Tom Butt appears to have won Richmond’s highly contested mayor’s race and all three Richmond Progressive Alliance candidates won City Council seats in a race that has drawn national attention.

11/05/2014

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference on October 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former San Francisco DA Kamala Harris Re-elected State Attorney General

Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris has defeated her little-known Republican challenger in a bid for her second term as California’s top attorney.

11/05/2014

John Chiang. (CBS)

State Controller John Chiang To Be California’s Next Treasurer

Controller John Chiang has won his bid to move from California’s chief accountant to its top banker.

11/05/2014

Libby Schaaf on election night.

Schaaf Leads In Oakland Mayoral Race But It’s Not Hella-Time To Celebrate

Councilwoman Libby Schaaf’s supporters were excited, but by no means was she declaring victory Tuesday night. With only 25% of the vote counted, she led the race with 25% of the vote.

11/04/2014

Campaign 2014

2014 General Election: Bay Area, California, Nationwide Election Results

Find results from every race in the Bay Area and California, along with links to coverage of national races.

11/04/2014

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