GOP’s Success In House Races Stopped At The California BorderOnce again, Republicans are left to ponder what went wrong in California. Democrats ended up winning every competitive California race and even picked up a seat.
San Francisco, Oakland Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase; SF Mayor Ed Lee Calls It 'A Good Bump'San Francisco already has the highest minimum wage in the country but voters on Tuesday pushed it even higher. Now, low-wage earners in both San Francisco and Oakland will be getting raises.
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.
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."
Schaaf Leads In Oakland Mayoral Race But It’s Not Hella-Time To CelebrateCouncilwoman 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.
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.
California Voters Approve Prop 2, State Rainy Day FundCalifornia will overhaul its rainy day fund to pay down more debt and provide a bigger buffer against future state budget shortfalls under a measure approved by voters.
San Francisco And Berkeley Soda Tax Propositions Could Set PrecedentSAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Voters in San Francisco and Berkeley will decide Tuesday whether to tax soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi. This week KCBS In Depth cohosts Jane McMillian spoke with San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, who is a supporter of the soda tax, and Roger Zalazar, representing the American Beverage Association, who opposes it.
Dog Candidate To Officially Start Run At Oakland Mayor's Office ThursdayThe geniuses who came up with the idea of running Einstein the dog for office - a group of Occupy Oakland veterans - say the idea is not just political tail-wagging, but a commentary on how difficult it is to hold any individual accountable for running the city. They plan to host an event Thursday at 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall to lay out their platform.
California’s Medical Malpractice Measure Prop. 46 Gets Support From Sen. Barbara BoxerSenator Barbara Boxer came out swinging Wednesday on behalf of Proposition 46 in a new ad campaign. The 'Yes on 46' initiative would lift the cap on medical malpractice awards.
Opponents Of ‘Six Californias’ Proposal Allege Voter Fraud By Signature Collectors, File ComplaintA push to split California into six states may be over before it begins, after opponents of the ballot measure filed a voter fraud complaint with the state on Thursday.
Californians Likely To Cast Votes On Splitting Into 6 StatesSilicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper will submit signatures on Tuesday to put a measure that would split California in six separate states.
Dog From Occupy Encampment Joins Pack Hoping To Become Oakland’s MayorThere are currently 19 candidates vying to unseat incumbent Jean Quan as Mayor of Oakland, but one low-profile candidte wants you to consider him as an alternative to the regular political tail-wagging.