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November 9, 2012


News Panel: Election Results and Analysis

Belva Davis will retire after this November 9 broadcast. Say farewell, share well wishes, and relive moments from her storied career.

What does President Obama's win say about the changing electorate, with an estimated 70 percent of the Latino vote helping to deliver key swing states? Does this election signal a tipping point in the influence of voters of color?

It was a win-win for California Democrats this week, securing a supermajority in both houses of the legislature. Voters approved Proposition 30, Gov. Brown's tax measure, which promises to bring in billions in funding for schools.

The effort to curb the use of paycheck deductions for political organizing failed as Proposition 32 was voted down. Proposition 34, a voter's initiative to abolish the death penalty, also failed. The regulation of food remains status quo, as both a statewide measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods and a soda tax in the city of Richmond were rejected by voters.


  • Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News
  • Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Bay Area News Group

Tribute to Maya Angelou

In Belva Davis' final broadcast as host of This Week in Northern California, she looks at the importance of friendship in a special segment honoring author and performer Maya Angelou. Davis spoke with Angelou at her home in North Carolina about creativity and the importance of giving back.


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