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Mother Who Lost Son To Gun Violence Will Cast San Francisco's Electoral College VoteMattie Scott, who lost her son to gun violence and became an outspoken advocate for gun control, has been chosen to cast San Francisco's vote in California's Electoral College gathering Monday.
Electoral College Set To Vote Monday, Seal Biden's Win Members of the Electoral College will gather in their respective states Monday to cast their official ballots for president. It is expected to seal Joe Biden's win, but President Donald Trump is not giving in.
San Francisco Mayor Breed Says Proposition H Could Take Effect Earlier Than Jan. 1A city measure aimed at helping small businesses that was approved by more than 60 percent of San Francisco voters during this month's elections could take effect earlier than Jan. 1, Mayor London Breed said Thursday.
Razor-Thin Margin Separates Sausalito City Council Candidates With Handful Of Ballots Left To CountTwo weeks after Election Day, the race for a seat on the Sausalito City Council is still undecided. As of Monday night, the vote margin is razor thin.
Lyft CEO John Zimmer On Future Of Gig Economy In Wake Of Prop 22 VictorySan Francisco Bay Area ride-share giant Lyft scored a major victory when California voters passed Proposition 22, allowing app-based companies to treat drivers as contractors instead of employees and saving the company from what many anticipated would be crippling expenses.
East Contra Costa Election Results: Incumbents Fall In Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, PittsburgShifting attitudes on local police reform, development, homelessness and other issues combined to end the public service of a number of officials in Antioch, Pittsburg, Brentwood and Oakley in the wake of the November election.
Proposition 19 - California Voters Approve Makeover For Property Tax BreaksCalifornia voters gave the state's landmark 1978 law to limit property taxes a makeover Wednesday, passing a measure that gives exemptions to older homeowners, the disabled and wildfire victims and strips breaks from people who inherit homes but don't live in them.
California Ready For Biden Presidency, Sending Help for TransitionDiscussions with California government officials make it clear: the state is ready for Joe Biden to take over the White House.
Peninsula School Board President Resigns After Wife's Vulgar, Racist Tweet About Kamala HarrisA school board president in Menlo Park resigned over the weekend after his wife’s racist comments about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris raised an outcry.
Proposition 15: California Voters Reject Move To Dismantle Property Tax SystemCalifornia voters have rejected a proposal to partially dismantle the state’s 42-year-old cap on property taxes, a move that would have have raised taxes for many businesses in a pandemic-hobbled economy.
Oakland Housing Activist Carroll Fife Defeats Incumbent Lynette Gibson McElhaney In City Council RaceHousing activist Carroll Fife, who helped lead the takeover of a vacant West Oakland house by a group of homeless mothers to highlight the city's housing crisis, has notched a stunning city council election victory over two-term incumbent Lynette Gibson McElhaney.
Chan Declares Victory In Tight District 1 Supervisors Race In San FranciscoSan Francisco District 1 Supervisor-elect Connie Chan declared victory Monday, following a close race that saw her beat out her opponent Marjan Philhour by just 134 votes, according to the latest election results.
Berkeley Childhood Home Of Vice President Elect Kamala Harris Draws VisitorsSince the election was called for Joe Biden over the weekend, the Berkeley house where Vice President Elect Kamala Harris grew up has become something of a tourist attraction.
BIDEN-HARRIS: Local Legal Experts Critical Of President Trump's Threatened Challenge To Election Results President Donald Trump continued to call “mail-in balloting a hoax” on Twitter Sunday night, but over the weekend the lead of Democratic challengers former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris grew in Pennsylvania in the wake of their victory in the 2020 election.
All Day Party In San Francisco's Castro District To Celebrate Biden-Harris VictoryFour days of election angst and anxiety gave way to a spontaneous dance party Saturday night in San Francisco's Castro District.

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Proposition 14 Stem Cell Research Funding Initiative Approved by California VotersBy the narrowest margin of victory for any of this year’s ballot questions, California voters have granted the state's nearly broke, first-of-its-kind, stem-cell research program a desperately needed $5.5 billion cash infusion.
California Voters Approve Prop 24 Expansion Of Data Privacy LawIn the state that is home to Silicon Valley and serves as the headquarters for Google, Facebook and other tech titans, voters strengthened data privacy protections by approving a ballot measure that supporters tout as a model for other states.
California Propositions: Voters Reject Measure To Expand Statewide Rent Control; Opponents Claimed Prop 21 Would 'Worsen State's Housing Crisis' There has been no bigger issue in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the state since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic than rent control. On Tuesday, voters soundly rejected a state ballot measure that have would let local officials expand those protections.
Prop 16 California Affirmative Action Measure TrailingA national awakening on race drove a well-funded campaign in California to reinstate affirmative action, but the measure allowing the nation’s most populated state to grant preferential treatment based on race and gender was trailing Tuesday evening.
Prop 15 Challenge To CA Property Tax Rules Trailing; Prop 19 Wildfire Tax Break Too Early To CallA ballot measure to partially dismantle California’s longtime system of tying property taxes to the last sales price was trailing narrowly Tuesday with several million votes still to be counted.
Prop 22: Big Money Campaign Keeps Gig Workers Classified As Independent ContractorsUber, Lyft and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services have prevailed in their expensive gamble to keep drivers classified as independent contractors.

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