San Francisco 49ers president Jed York today hailed Santa Clara voters' approval of a ballot measure to relocate the team to that city with a new $937 million stadium, while San Francisco's mayor issued a statement warning that funding for the project is destined to fall apart.
"I think this is a very, very big day, not just for the 49ers but for the NFL," York said during a brief conference call with reporters this afternoon. Read More
A five-year tax on parcels in the Cabrillo Unified School District was approved Tuesday.
Measure E will collect $150 per parcel for the next five years to support efforts to increase student achievement and test scores in math, science, reading and writing. Read More
The 49ers took a major step toward a planned southern migration Tuesday when Santa Clara voters agreed to open their public purse to help build a football stadium for the franchise.The vote was a major blow to San Francisco officials’ efforts to convince the team to continue playing in the city it’s called home for more than 50 years.If it relocates to Santa Clara, the team intends to continue playing as the San Francisco 49ers. Read More
Republican Greg Conlon and Democrat Rich Gordon will vie in November for state Assembly District 21, a seat held by the termed-out Ira Ruskin.
District 21 includes San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Read More
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has won California's GOP primary for U.S. Senate, setting up a general election battle this fall with three-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.
The 55-year-old Fiorina rolled to victory Tuesday after a campaign that focused on convincing conservatives she is one of them — opposing abortion, gay marriage and steps the government has taken to prop up the economy. Read More
Meg Whitman, the billionaire former chief executive of eBay, easily won the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, setting up a general election contest against former Gov. Jerry Brown.
Whitman took a large lead in the polls in the final weeks of the campaign after a negative ad war over which Republican was the most conservative. Read More
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris has won the Democratic primary for state attorney general.
Harris will face Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley in the general election in November to replace Democrat Jerry Brown, who is running for governor.
Harris beat Facebook executive Chris Kelly and five other candidates Tuesday. Kelly had sunk more than $12 million into the campaign. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has won the Democratic primary for California lieutenant governor.
Newsom beat Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn on Tuesday to face the top Republican in November.
Newsom had touted his small business background and leadership on gay rights and universal health care.
The 42-year-old Newsom sought to appeal to young voters. Read More
The Police Department will be forced to reveal how much it spends each year to protect city officials and visiting dignitaries.
The passage of Proposition E means the department will have to include in its proposed annual budget a line that details the costs of the security for officials.
Newsom and police Chief George Gascón opposed the measure, saying it would shift an important job from the Police Department to politicians looking to score points. Read More
Voters sided with landlords on a measure that aimed to help renters in tough economic times.
Proposition F, known as Renters’ Financial Hardship Applications, was placed on the ballot to amend the residential rent ordinance to allow tenants to postpone rent increases if they become unemployed, their wages decrease by 20 percent or more or if they do not receive a cost-of-living increase in their government benefits and it’s their only income. Read More