Election

People walk with groceries in plastic bags in Chinatown in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

CA Plastic Bag Makers Want To Overturn Ban; Submit Signatures To Put Referendum On 2016 Ballot

If the referendum qualifies, the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will be suspended until voters weigh in.

12/30/2014

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

Dave Cortese Concedes To Sam Liccardo In San Jose’s Mayoral Race

After a hard fought campaign and race, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese confirmed that he called his opponent Monday evening to concede in his bid for Mayor of San Jose.

11/10/2014

Mike Honda, Ro Khanna

Ro Khanna Concedes To Rep. Mike Honda After Lengthy South Bay House Race And Battle

Ro Khanna has officially conceded in the race for Assembly against his opponent Rep. Mike Honda for the seat in the 17th Congressional District.

11/07/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

After San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Announces Intention For Second Term, Progressives Say He’s ‘Beatable’

While San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee made the announcement on Thursday that he will run for re-election on Thursday, The city’s progressives think he will face serious a serious challenge as the city’s wealth gap widens.

11/07/2014

Jean Quan, Libby Schaaf

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Will ‘Fight Like Hell’ To Keep A’s, Raiders In Town

Schaaf said she hopes to expand on Mayor Jean Quan’s Coliseum City project, and wants to keep the Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders in town.

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

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

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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

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