In-Person Voting Set to Expand Across the Bay Area SaturdayLevi's Stadium is one of 100 full-service voting centers in Santa Clara County that will be open Saturday through Election Day. Already the county has seen record early-voting numbers as Betty Yu reports. (10-30-20)
San Jose Leaders Blast Silicon Valley Organization Over Alleged Racist AdsMembers of the San Jose City Council are condemning racist attack ads put out by the Silicon Valley Organization. Len Ramirez reports. (10-30-20)
Vote Smart: Small Errors Can Trip Up Your BallotAs of Friday, San Francisco has received nearly 270,000 early ballots. Director of Elections John Arntz says a small fraction of them have been rejected for (mostly) human errors. Don Ford reports. (10-30-20)
As More Bay Area Polls Open Those Who Prefer Voting In Person Queue UpIn-person voting started Friday in some Bay Area counties and expands on Saturday nearly everywhere else. Wilson Walker reports. (10-30-20)
CoCo County Seeks Dozens of Ballots Missing From Richmond Drop BoxContra Costa County election officials say they're investigating reports that dozens of voters who deposited their ballots into a drop box at Richmond city hall have not been able to confirm their ballots were received. Wilson Walker reports. (10-29-20)
Fall Back This Weekend (Despite Vote to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent)Last year Californians voted to make Daylight Saving Time year-round but it didn't make it through the legislature. Don Ford reports. (10-29-20)
Vote Smart: Crime Crackdown on Ballot With Prop 20Proposition 20 would expand the list of felonies for which those convicted are ineligible for early parole, increase penalties for repeat shoplifters and collect DNA samples from adults convicted of some misdemeanors. Kenny Choi reports. (10-29-20)
Federal Lawsuit Wants Asian Art Museum To Return Ancient Thai ArtifactsA federal lawsuit wants the Asian Art Museum to return two ancient artifacts to Thailand. Don Ford talked to museum officials.
San Mateo County Mobile Voting Center A Welcome Convenience In Remote AreasSan Mateo County's new mobile voting center make voting easy and convenient. Devin Fehely takes us inside.
Bay Area Voting Centers Open on WeekendsFrom San Francisco to San Mateo to San Jose voting centers are opening their doors on weekends as record numbers take advantage of early voting. Devin Fehely reports. (10-24-20)
California Prop 19 Means Different Things to Different HomeownersOn the ballot this year is a proposition that says it will help wildfire victims and change state property tax policy. Susie Steimle reports. (10-23-20)
Vote Smart: Early Voting Becomes the New Normal for Major ElectionsWith so many early voting options, it's time to re-think the definition of Election Day. As one county registrar of voters says, it's no longer the "Big Deal" but rather the "Big Reveal." Andria Borba reports. (10-23-20)
Vote Smart: Signature Is Key to Ensure Your Ballot Is CountedAn unprecedented number of votes will be cast in this election by mail-in ballot and making sure your vote gets counted may come down to the signature on the envelope it's in. Devin Fehely reports. (10-23-20)
Court Orders Release Of 1700 San Quentin Inmates Over COVID-19 OutbreakAn appeals court in San Francisco has ordered San Quentin to release more than half the inmates. Others must be transferred. Betty Yu tells us it's because of how the prison mishandled the pandemic.
East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Mulls Merger WIth Con FireDuring the Great Recession, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District began closing fire stations. Now the district’s board is considering voting themselves out of existence to change improve service. John Ramos reports. 10-17-20)
Bay Area Counties Grapple With Avalanche of Mailed BallotsIn county registrar of voters offices across the state workers are busy verifying signatures and getting ballots ready for processing in what is shaping up to be an historic absentee-ballot election. Wilson Walker reports from Palo Alto. (10-16-20)
Oakland Leaders Call for Increased Coronavirus Testing in Fruitvale NeighborhoodThe Latinx community in Oakland is calling for federal help to combat high COVID-19 infection rates. The Fruitvale neighborhood continues to have the highest positive cases in Alameda County. Da Lin reports. (10-16-20)
California Sen. Feinstein Takes Heat Over Warm Words for Lindsey GrahamSen. Dianne Feinstein’s kind words directed at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), along with a friendly hug, have stirred outrage among prominent liberals. Joe Vazquez reports. (10-15-20)
Vote Smart: The Battle Over Prop 22Are Uber drivers and other members of the "gig economy" truly independent contractors? Or are the actually part-time employees, eligible for the same benefits as other such workers receive? Devin Fehely delves into the controversy over Proposition 22. (10-15-20)
Amy Coney Barrett SCOTUS Nomination Edges Toward ConfirmationRepublicans powered Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett closer to confirmation Thursday, pushing past Democratic objections. (10-15-20)
East Bay Firefighters Call on Oakley to Pause New DevelopmentThe East Contra Costa fire district sent a letter to the Oakley city council telling them to stop approving new residential and commercial projects until they pay up and increase impact fees charged on developers. Da Lin reports. (10-11-20)
South Bay Leaders Fear COVID-19 Confusion Could Lead to New Wave of InfectionsWith President Trump touting his experimental treatments as a "cure" for coronavirus, Santa Clara County health officials fret that the public could ease up on social distancing, masks. Len Ramirez reports. (10-9-20)
Vote Smart: Viewers' Early-Voting Questions AnsweredNapa County Registrar of Voters John Tuteur answers viewers' questions about voting in this historic election. (10-9-20)
Vote Smart: Proposition 23 and the Dialysis IndustryDevin Fehely takes a close look at how Prop 23 would potentially overhaul the dialysis industry. (10-9-20)