Pelosi Out As Speaker; GOP Retakes U.S. HouseResurgent Republicans won control of the U.S. House Tuesday night and Speaker Nancy Pelosi's four-year tenure as the first female speaker in history neared an end.
Jones Wins California Insurance Commissioner RaceDemocrat Dave Jones has been elected California's next insurance commissioner in a contest that attracted heavy independent spending by the insurance industry.
Chiang Re-Elected California State ControllerDemocrat John Chiang has been re-elected as California's controller, fending off Republican state Sen. Tony Strickland for a second time.
Newsom Wins Lt. Governor, Harris Trails For AGDemocratic rising star Gavin Newsom declared victory late Tuesday night in his bid for California lieutenant governor, while San Francisco's top prosecutor Kamala Harris trailed in the state attorney general's race.
Brown Gets Another Turn As California GovernorCalifornia voters have returned Democrat Jerry Brown to the governor's office 28 years after he left it.
Boxer Re-Elected To U.S. Senate For 4th TermDemocrat Barbara Boxer has won her fourth term in the U.S. Senate, dashing GOP hopes of removing the liberal icon with a strong challenge from former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina.
Perata Leads In Oakland Mayor's RaceOakland voters have chosen a new mayor, but the results may not be known for at least a couple of days.
Prop. 19: Pot Legalization Rejected By CaliforniansCalifornia voters said no thanks to a ballot initiative that would have made it the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and sales.
State Budget Props 22, 25 & 26 All PassAn initiative designed to make it easier for the Legislature to adopt a state budget has passed.
San Francisco Poll Worker Steals Up To 75 Ballots, FleesThe director of elections in San Francisco said a polling inspector made off with up to 75 ballots, a voting roster and other election materials in a bizarre heist.
Prop. 23: Effort To Suspend Climate Law RejectedA ballot initiative primarily funded by Texas oil companies seeking to suspend California's landmark climate law has failed.
Exit Poll: California Voters Worried About EconomyAnxiety about the economy and unhappiness with government were not enough to dissuade Californians from electing two veteran politicians in the state's marquee races.
Lockyer Again Elected California TreasurerDemocrat Bill Lockyer has been elected to another four-year term as California’s treasurer, defeating his Republican opponent, state Sen. Mimi Walters.
Prop. 21: Fee To Restore Ailing State Parks RejectedCalifornia voters have rejected an $18 surcharge on motor vehicle registration fees to shore up the state park system.
Prop. 24: Business Tax Breaks KeptCalifornia voters have decided to keep a trio of business tax breaks. Proposition 24 would have repealed three corporate tax breaks adopted by the state Legislature estimated to save businesses about $1.3 billion a year.