Republican Catharine Baker Leads Tim Sbranti In Hotly Contested East Bay Assembly RaceIn a closely watched East Bay State Assembly race, Republican Catherine Baker appears to have come out on top for the District 16 Assembly.
Berkeley's Measure D Passes Making It First City in U.S. To Tax Soda; San Francisco's Similar Proposition E FailedSoda drinkers in Berkeley will soon have to pay an extra cent per ounce to consume their sugary drinks as a majority of voters supported Measure D. It will become the nation's first tax on soda. Meanwhile, a similar soda-tax measure, Proposition E in San Francisco, failed to pass.
Sam Liccardo Takes Slim Lead In San Jose Mayor's RaceIn the early hours of Wednesday morning, with all precincts reporting, Liccardo took home 51 percent of the vote. But the race could be decided by absentee ballots turned in at the polls that will not be counted until later Wednesday and this week.
Silicon Valley Congressional Race Closing In With Honda Leading Challenger KhannaRep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, remained ahead early Wednesday morning despite a spirited challenge by fellow Democrat Ro Khanna to represent the 17th Congressional District.
Libby Schaaf Declares Victory In Oakland Mayor’s Race; Challenger Calls Announcement 'Premature'After Alameda County elections officials released preliminary instant runoff results at about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, Oakland City Councilman Libby Schaaf declared victory in the race. But, a spokesman for Rebecca Kaplan, another city councilwman, told the San Francisco Chronicle that Schaaf's announcement is "premature."
New Richmond Mayor Elected, Chevron-Backed Candidates Lose Big In City Council RacesCity 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.
Former San Francisco DA Kamala Harris Re-elected State Attorney GeneralDemocratic Attorney General Kamala Harris has defeated her little-known Republican challenger in a bid for her second term as California's top attorney.
State Controller John Chiang To Be California's Next TreasurerController John Chiang has won his bid to move from California's chief accountant to its top banker.
SF Voters Approve Proposition J, Will Raise Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour By 2018San Francisco voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Proposition J, which raises the minimum wage for employees to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015 -- with annual increases that would reach $15/hr by 2018.
SF Proposition G, Property Tax To Discourage House-Flipping, Rejected By VotersSan Francisco Proposition G, which would impose an additional tax on the sales price of multi-unit property sold within five years of purchase, was defeated by voters on Tuesday.
Tom Torlakson Takes Early Lead Over Marshall Tuck In Race For Schools ChiefIncumbent Tom Torlakson maintained an early lead Tuesday in what had been expected to be a tight race for the job of California's K-12 schools chief, a nonpartisan and largely ministerial post that in the months leading up to Election Day became an expensive battle ground with high stakes for teachers unions and education reformers.
Contest Remains Tight For East Bay Assembly SeatIn one of the most hotly contested Assembly races in the state, voters in several East Bay communities are deciding between Democrat Tim Sbranti and Republican Catharine Baker to represent the 16th District. With 31 percent of precincts reporting, Baker is leading 52.2 percent to 47.8 percent.
Voters Turn Down Proposition 46 To Lift Medical Malpractice Cap, Require Drug Tests For DoctorsVoters on Tuesday soundly defeated Proposition 46, a proposal to lift a decades-old cap on courtroom damages for medical negligence.
2014 General Election: Bay Area, California, Nationwide Election ResultsFind results from every race in the Bay Area and California, along with links to coverage of national races.
Voters Approve Proposition 47, Reducing Penalty For Low-Level CrimeCalifornia voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 47, a ballot initiative that will reduce penalties for low-level drug and property crimes to save hundreds of millions of dollars in prison costs.