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Former Mayor Farrell Jackson will return to the City Council after comfortably capturing a two-year seat in a race against two challengers Tuesday night. Incumbent Tom Dunlop and newcomer Don Petersen were front-runners for two four-year seats.
Finally, after months of campaigning and a seemingly endless stream of TV attack ads and negative mailers, it's time for voters' voices to be heard. Election precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.
Bee Editor Joe Kieta, Judy Sly, editor of our opinions pages, former Modesto City Councilmember Janice Keating and political analyst Mike Lynch, will host a live online chat as election 2012 results roll in. Have a question? An opinion? Join our live chat beginning at 8 p.m.
Voters throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley will find a packed ballot when they go to the polls Tuesday. They'll have to make serious choices in races from president to mayors and council members of regional cities along with statewide measures.
A Latino get-out-the-vote effort came to Modesto, seeing the valley city as central to those it was trying to reach by Tuesday.
Campaign TV ads and mailers have been vicious and nonstop this election season, as national political power brokers pour money and resources into all-out efforts to win.
Nearly $12 million is being spent to sway voters in the 10th Congressional District, but little of it came from local donors and even less of it is being spent here. The high-stakes race between Republican Rep. Jeff Denham and Democrat Jose Hernandez is being bankrolled almost entirely by out-of-region political groups and contributors.
Young fans say Barack Obama friendly and he's been president for as long as many can remember without messing up too much. Mitt Romney's supporters say he's nice, sticking by their man under keen peer pressure.
The battle over political attack ads continued Wednesday as Sacramento TV stations flip-flopped about whether to run a controversial spot bashing Rep. Jeff Denham.
Nearly $6 million has been spent on the campaigns in the 5th Senate District, a good chunk of it by committees independent of candidates Cathleen Galgiani and Bill Berryhill.
Riverbank Mayor Virginia Madueño continues to raise the most money among the nearly three dozen candidates running for office in the six Stanislaus County cities holding elections Nov. 6.
Republican Jack Mobley and Democrat Adam Gray are not well-known names to people in Modesto or Stanislaus County. An election forum for the two candidates Thursday evening at Modesto Junior College remedied that.
Dozens of volunteers are expected to knock on doors Saturday throughout Modesto and Ceres asking voters to support Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative to increase education funding and block spending cuts.
The closely watched San Joaquin Valley congressional race between Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, and challenger Jose Hernandez has veered again into court, with the GOP incumbent suing Democratic operatives for defamation.
In this city with financial troubles, council members Kathy Morgan and Tom Dunlop are challenged by three political newcomers who want to take Oakdale in a new direction. Two four-year council seats are at stake in the Nov. 6 election.
Today is the final day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. Registration forms are available at city halls, post offices, fire stations, libraries and county buildings.
Before agreeing to borrow money, savvy consumers know they should find out how much it ultimately will cost to repay the loan and how long they'll be in debt. Voters should understand the same financial details before deciding whether to support a proposed school bond, but getting that basic data isn't easy.
WATERFORD This small city in eastern Stanislaus County will start 2013 with a new downtown, a new government building and, possibly, a new City Council.
School bonds on ballots next month all pledge to fund projects that voters may agree are needed. But within each project list lie options that could balloon into major expenses even new schools with no further need for voter approval.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will visit Modesto next week to raise money for fellow Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
About 80 people turned out at the State Theatre in downtown Modesto on Tuesday evening for the live broadcast of the second presidential debate.
Merced voters have been provided inaccurate and misleading information about how long it would take to pay off the bond debt being proposed by the Weaver Union School District.
After Rizo Lopez Foods left town with its more than 230 employees, Mayor Virginia Madueño helped bring in Compass Foods, a chicken processor that could employ as many as 50 workers by the end of this year. But there's more to the story.
The official California state voter guide provides 134 pages of information about 11 statewide ballot measures, including tables, maps and a liberal helping of strike-throughs and parentheses in the fine print.
Volunteers for the nonprofit Mi Familia Vota walked precincts in Modesto and Ceres on Wednesday afternoon to encourage Latinos to vote next month.