Democratic Rep. Julia Brownley Wins Re-ElectionDemocratic freshman Julia Brownley has survived her first re-election bid to Congress, edging out Republican Jeff Gorell in one of the nation's closest congressional races.
Prisoners Freed Quickly After Voters OK Prop 47A ballot measure passed by voters this week is already freeing California suspects from jail as their felony charges are reduced to misdemeanors, and people previously convicted of the charges receive reduced sentences as they appear in court.
Race For Congressional District 26 Still Too Close To CallSignatures are being verified and ballots counted Wednesday in the race between Democratic incumbent Julia Brownley and Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorell for the 26th Congressional District.
Incumbent Harris Wins 2nd Term As Attorney GeneralDemocratic Attorney General Kamala Harris snapped up a second term as California's top attorney Tuesday after a lopsided race against a little-known Republican challenger.
State Controller Chiang To Be Next TreasurerController John Chiang won his bid to move from California's chief accountant to its top banker on Tuesday.
Torlakson Takes Early Lead In Schools Chief RaceIncumbent 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.
Midterm Elections: Breakdown Of California PropositionsCalifornia voters took to the polls Tuesday, deciding on a handful of state and county measures.
Padilla Elected As California Secretary Of StateWith substantial advantages in fundraising and party support, Democrat Alex Padilla on Wednesday became California's next secretary of state, beating first-time Republican candidate Pete Peterson for the job overseeing state elections.
Democrat Yee Elected As California ControllerBetty Yee, a Democrat who has made a career of understanding arcane state finance rules, will be California's next chief fiscal officer.
Ted Lieu Leads In Bid For 33rd Congressional District SeatDemocratic State Senator Ted Lieu was leading Tuesday in his bid to fill the 33rd Congressional District seat left open by Henry Waxman, who is expected to retire after 40 years.
Jim McDonnell The First Outsider To Be Elected LA County Sheriff In 100 YearsVoters again chose Long Beach police Chief Jim McDonnell to serve as Los Angeles County’s next sheriff in Tuesday’s runoff election against retired Undersheriff and Gardena Mayor Paul Tanaka.
Democrat Newsom Re-Elected Lieutenant GovernorDemocrat Gavin Newsom defeated a lesser-known Republican Tuesday to coast to a second term as California's lieutenant governor, a low-profile post that has little actual power.
Democrat Jones Leads Insurance Commissioner RaceDemocratic incumbent Dave Jones took an early lead Tuesday in the race for state insurance commissioner.
Jerry Brown Elected To Historic 4th Term As California GovernorBrown, who did little campaigning on behalf of his re-election, concentrating instead on urging voters to pass Propositions 1 and 2.
102-Year-Old Woman Votes For 1st Time In Lincoln HeightsGuadalupe Portillo, who is 102, cast her ballot Tuesday for the first time after becoming a naturalized citizen.