Local Election News

2537 days ago
Michael Ball/Staff
Michael Ball/Staff

Mayor Tom Bates re-elected for fourth term; council remains unchanged

Mayor Tom Bates was re-elected with about 55 percent of the vote, all local election polling results reported in a little past midnight Tuesday. This will be the fourth term for Bates, who first took office in 2002. Along with Bates’ victory, the council also saw a unanimous re-election of
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Students react to presidential election results

While hundreds of students danced in celebration of  President Barack Obama’s re-election to Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” on Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley, members of the Berkeley College Republicans were huddled around a television in an apartment south of campus. The site where various campus groups spent weeks
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Singleton seeks to upset Rep. Lee in upcoming election

On the surface, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, and opponent Marilyn Singleton are awfully similar. Both are black women born in a now antiquated United States where casual racism and segregation were pervasive. Singleton still remembers marching down to Woolworth’s, a now defunct retail firm that featured segregated lunch counters. Segregation
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