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California Election Watch 2014

San Jose Mayor’s Race: It’s Cortese and Liccardo in November

June 4, 2014 | 7:35 am

San Jose Mayor’s Race: It’s Cortese and Liccardo in November

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Two local government veterans face off in race that will focus on public safety and pension reform.

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Five Big Takeaways from California’s Primary Election

June 4, 2014 | 7:15 am

Five Big Takeaways from California’s Primary Election

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Every election night teaches us something new. What did we learn about California politics this year?

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Brown, Kashkari Advance in Governor’s Race

June 4, 2014 | 7:00 am

Brown, Kashkari Advance in Governor’s Race

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The Republican establishment wins a victory over a Tea Party candidate.

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Next Up for Honda, Khanna — Round 2 of Congressional Tussle

June 4, 2014 | 12:01 am

Next Up for Honda, Khanna — Round 2 of Congressional Tussle

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Two Democrats, a veteran of South Bay politics and a tech-funded insurgent, are on November ballot.

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SF Voters Pass Waterfront Height Measure and Earthquake Safety Bond

June 3, 2014 | 11:52 pm

SF Voters Pass Waterfront Height Measure and Earthquake Safety Bond

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San Francisco Measure B will require a public vote before any height limit increases for development projects.

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As Democrats Split Vote, Rare Chance Emerges for East Bay Republican

May 29, 2014 | 2:49 pm

As Democrats Split Vote, Rare Chance Emerges for East Bay Republican

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The GOP’s Catharine Baker hopes to benefit from the big battle between Dems Steve Glazer and Tim Sbranti.

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Dilemma for Democrats in Race for State Controller

May 29, 2014 | 12:30 am

Dilemma for Democrats in Race for State Controller

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Popular Republican’s arrival in the race means just one of two powerful Democrats will survive primary.

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Top Two Primary Not a Political Panacea

May 23, 2014 | 3:39 pm

Top Two Primary Not a Political Panacea

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Under new system, all voters regardless of party get the same ballot and can vote for any candidate.

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Open Records Proposition Would Simply Shift Who Foots the Bill

May 23, 2014 | 8:08 am

Open Records Proposition Would Simply Shift Who Foots the Bill

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Prop. 42 has nothing to do with access to information; it’s about who is paying for record requests.

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Prop. 41 Wants to Create Affordable Housing for Low-income, Homeless Vets

May 23, 2014 | 5:30 am

Prop. 41 Wants to Create Affordable Housing for Low-income, Homeless Vets

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It would allow California to sell $600 million in bonds as a catalyst to create rental units.

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