California recall election results: Yes/No vote and candidates vying to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom

Polls in the 2021 California recall election close at 8 p.m., and shortly afterward election officials will begin releasing results in a contest that will decide whether Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will keep his job. Scroll down to see statewide Yes/No results, maps showing how your county voted and results for all the candidates on the ballot. Refresh the page to see the latest results, which are updated in the charts every 10 minutes to include recent changes in the count. Related Articles California Recall: Candidates make final Election Day push in hours before polls close Newsom Recall: ‘Democracy run amok!’ ‘Failed leadership!’ Bay Area voters cast ballots with passion If more than 50% of voters elect to recall Newsom, California’s next governor will be decided by the second question on the ballot, which lists 46 candidates who want to replace him. One, Doug Ose, suffered a heart attack and recently dropped out of the race. Registered voters have been casting ballots by mail for weeks, and many counties have been processing those ballots. While the state will be able to announce initial results shortly…

Watch: SF Giants’ Buster Posey homers on pitch way off inside corner

SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey has taken plenty of impressive swings this season, but few can compare to the one he uncorked on a sinker from Padres starter Jake Arrieta in the first inning on Tuesday at Oracle Park. With Arrieta ahead in the count 1-2, the veteran starter threw a 90-mile per hour sinker that appeared to be more than six inches off the inside corner of the plate. The misfire didn’t matter to Posey, who found a way to get his barrel on the pitch and send the ball 390 feet into the left center field bleachers for a solo home run. The pitch from Arrieta was clearly a location mistake as Padres catcher Austin Nola was set up on the outer half of home plate, but it’s not as if the sinker was thrown in a spot where most major league hitters would be able to crush the offering. Buster turned on the inside pitch pic.twitter.com/133463VdAQ — SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) September 15, 2021 According to MLB researcher Sarah Langs, Posey’s home run was 1.37 feet from the center of the…

Ron Earley Believes in Showing Results Rather Than Discussing Plans

Sponsored Content Ron Earley, alias Sales God, is among the top sales specialists having been in sales for the past 11 years. Founder, owner, and CEO of Heavy Marketing LLC, Ronald Earley started out small and has managed to earn and solidify his spot in the industry. At just 21, he managed to outsell an entire company and became a district sales director where he was training directors on selling personal training packages. From starting out as a door-to-door salesman through determination and passion, Ron has managed to grow his business and now makes a 7-figure income. Ron is a believer in showing people results rather than telling them your plans. This has seen him explore beyond his limits and become the entrepreneur he is today. Ron quit his college studies to pursue his dream and what he felt more passionate about. Life is all about risks, and for Earley, investing 100K+ to self-educate in psychology and sales programs through webinars, books, associate sales groups, and public speaking development groups, among others, was a huge risk; a risk that has paid off. Success does not…

Mills College will cease to be a women’s college as it merges with Northeastern University next year

OAKLAND — After 169 years as a women’s college, Mills College is slated to be subsumed by Boston-based Northeastern University next year, after the schools’ respective governing boards approved a merger this week. Mills announced the agreement Tuesday afternoon, noting in a letter to the school community that on or about July 1, 2022 — pending regulatory approvals — the college will be a gender-inclusive campus of Northeastern and will be called “Mills College at Northeastern University.” It would bring an end to Mills’ position as one of few women’s colleges left in the U.S., a distinction that made waves in 1990 when students famously swayed the college administrators to reverse a decision to make the college co-ed. Now, it seems, the college will operate as an outpost of Northeastern, which “will assume all of Mills’ financial assets, liabilities, and contractual obligations,” according to a press release from Northeastern. Mills College President Elizabeth Hillman would not reveal what that package costs — the school leaders have been mum about Mills’ financials other than calling them “dire”. Hillman insists that the merger is not a discontinuation…

Minister says Taliban won’t allow militant attacks

By Kathy Gannon | Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s new foreign minister said Tuesday that the Taliban governing the country remain committed to not allowing militants to use their territory to launch attacks. But he refused to say when or if the country’s new rulers would create a more inclusive government. Without other political factions and women serving in the government, the Taliban seem unlikely to win international recognition as the legitimate leaders of Afghanistan. And without such recognition, the Afghan state is unable to tap billions of its funds frozen abroad, leaving it virtually bankrupt at a time of immense humanitarian need. The Taliban received sharp criticism last week after they announced a Cabinet made up entirely of men from their movement, including several on international terror lists. Taliban leaders previously had promised broader representation. Amir Khan Mutaqi, a longtime Taliban negotiator named as foreign minister, appeared Tuesday at his first news conference since becoming a member of the interim government. But he gave little indication of whether the Taliban would bend to international pressure. Asked if the Taliban would include women or…

California Recall: Candidates make final Election Day push in hours before polls close

As the clock ticked toward the polls closing at 8 p.m., Gov. Gavin Newsom and his challengers made a final push on election day to turn out voters in a recall that will determine the leader of the Golden State and the current governor’s political future. Newsom made a last-minute stop in San Francisco early Tuesday afternoon at a union hall to thank campaign volunteers for making calls and sending texts to party members on his behalf before heading to Sacramento to watch the returns. In Southern California, leading replacement candidate Larry Elder was gearing up for what his campaign dubbed a “victory party” at a hotel in Orange County. “We’re going to change California,” Elder told supporters in a video posted to his Twitter page Tuesday. “In fact, we’re going to change the world.” Get Gavin out — VOTE YES!https://t.co/03zo1f3O0M pic.twitter.com/cyb3TiBvfr — Larry Elder (@larryelder) September 14, 2021 Republican businessman John Cox, who ran and lost against Newsom in 2018, wrapped up a bus tour Tuesday morning in Long Beach, where Newsom campaigned Monday night with President Joe Biden, before heading to Rancho Santa…

DOJ charges former intel operatives with hacking assistance

By Sean Lyngaas | CNN The US Justice Department on Tuesday announced federal computer fraud charges against three men who allegedly helped build a hacking program for the United Arab Emirates government. Marc Baier, Ryan Adams and Daniel Gericke — all former US intelligence or military operatives — are accused of using computer exploits to break into computers in the US and around the world, according to the indictment unsealed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. The hacking program, known as Project Raven, involved providing the UAE government with potent hacking tools without an export license, according to the indictment. Baier, Adams and Gericke are also accused of modifying computer exploits “into covert hacking systems for U.A.E. government agencies” and of stealing personal identifying information from people around the world. The intelligence-gathering services allegedly provided by the three men included sophisticated hacking tools that can infect a mobile device without the user having to click on anything, prosecutors said. Baier, Adams and Gericke agreed to cooperate with prosecutors as part of a deal with the government that will see the charges…

Santa Clara County supervisors zero in on aborted IA probe of major jail-injury case

SAN JOSE — The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is training its legal arm and civilian police auditor on why the sheriff’s office scuttled an internal investigation into a mentally ill man seriously injured in a jail-transport van, a case that yielded an eight-figure settlement and underpins a wider probe into South Bay jail misconduct. A segment of Tuesday’s board meeting focused on newly public documents centered on the 2018 injuries suffered by Andrew Hogan, who in the midst of a psychiatric emergency repeatedly hit his head against the side of a jail-transport van while he was being taken from the Elmwood men’s jail in Milpitas to the Main Jail in San Jose, which houses a psychiatric services wing. Supervisor Joe Simitian and the board directed County Counsel James Williams and Michael Gennaco, the board-appointed head of the Office of County Law Enforcement Monitoring, to answer why the sheriff’s office stopped investigating what happened to Hogan. “Who authorized the suppression of the internal-affairs investigation, and for what reason?” Simitian said Tuesday. Gennaco said he has been stymied three times trying to access information about the…

Fauci: COVID vaccines for younger children could be authorized sometime this fall

Updated: 14 SEP 21 18:22 ET By Madeline Holcombe, Holly Yan and Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) — Covid-19 vaccines for children between the ages of 5 and 11 could get the green light from the US Food and Drug Administration sometime this fall, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. “If you look at the studies that we at the (National Institutes of Health) are doing in collaboration with the pharmaceutical companies, there will be enough data to apply for an emergency use authorization both by Pfizer, a little bit later by Moderna,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday. “I believe both of them — with Pfizer first — will very likely be able to have a situation where we’ll be able to vaccinate children. If the FDA judges the data sufficient enough, we could do it by the fall,” he added. Also Tuesday, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said data on how the company’s Covid-19 vaccine works in children between 5 and 11 should be submitted to the FDA by the end of this month or…

Letters: Diesel-free | Personal is public | Working infrastructure | Lifetime price | Twice as wrong | Divided nation | Other opinions

Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Move up deadline to be diesel-free Be Diesel-Free by ’33? Good idea, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, but that’s 12 years away. Let’s speak up for the thousands of people who must live near the freeways and breathe in the heavily polluted air every minute of their days that heavy-duty trucks, trains and ships generate. Let’s push for a new goal of “Diesel-Free by ’23”. In fact, the Air District’s own rules require the most effective protections with the quickest implementation. The health impact of diesel particulate matter, a potent carcinogen, can penetrate deeply into our lungs causing cardiovascular, pulmonary, and other health impacts as these vehicles carry groceries, clothing, and other merchandise to fill our stores’ shelves and freezers. Our Black, Brown and immigrant communities don’t deserve to wait any longer for clean air. Let’s urge the Air Quality Board to push for much more rapid changes, which are possible, through a diesel-free by ’23 campaign. Ellen Beans Moraga With COVID, ‘personal’ choices affect everyone Some say “my…

Census: Relief programs moved millions out of poverty

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Massive government relief passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic moved millions of Americans out of poverty last year, even as the official poverty rate increased slightly, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The official poverty measure rose 1 percentage point in 2020, with 11.4% of Americans living in poverty, or more than 37 million people. It was the first increase in poverty after five consecutive annual declines. But the Census Bureau’s supplemental measure of poverty, which takes into account government benefit programs and stimulus payments, showed that the share of people in poverty dropped significantly after the aid was factored in. The supplemental poverty measure was 2.6 percentage points lower than its pre-pandemic level in 2019. Stimulus payments moved 11.7 million people out of poverty, while expanded unemployment benefits kept 5.5 million from falling into poverty. Social Security continued to be the nation’s most effective anti-poverty program. “This really highlights the importance of our social safety net,” said Liana Fox, chief of the Census’ poverty statistics bureau. That finding is likely to resonate in a divided Congress,…

CHP investigating shooting on Highway 242 in Concord

The California Highway Patrol was investigating Tuesday after gunfire broke out Sunday morning on Highway 242. The agency did not provide much information immediately, and CHP spokesman Officer Brandon Correia directed all inquiries to the agency’s Golden Gate division. Spokesman Officer Edgar Vega said the CHP would provide a statement later Tuesday. On its social media, the CHP said a shooting happened around 6:58 a.m. but did not say in which direction of Highway 242 the shots may have come from or whether anyone was injured. Highway 242 is in close proximity to Highway 4 and the two highways actually merge together near Port Chicago Highway in Concord. The CHP has investigated two fatal shootings on Highway 4 this year, including one last month and six shootings on that highway overall. Please check back for updates. Related Articles See it: Video of car believed to be involved in Richmond homicide Man fatally shot in East Oakland light industrial area Woman shot in leg in East Oakland FBI agent fatally shoots person in East Oakland Oakland: Three shot near Fruitvale BART station

Newsom Recall: A disgrace! Democracy run amok! Bay Area voters cast ballots with passion

Like politics everywhere these days, there appeared to be little nuance and lots of passion among voters deciding Tuesday whether Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom should be removed from office. A disgrace! Ridiculous! Democracy run amok! And that’s just what Democrats had to say. For Republicans? “I’m voting his ass out. Everyone I know wants change,” said Danielle Harmon of San Jose. “We’re tired of it.” SAN JOSE, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Danielle Harmon is photographed while she talks about her vote regarding the California Gubernatorial Recall Election on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)  Polling places remain open until 8 p.m. to determine whether Newsom remains in office for the final year of his first term as governor, or whether Republican frontrunner and conservative talk show host Larry Elder or one of the other 45 alternative candidates will replace him. But fears among the Newsom campaign that the only fired up faction of the electorate was California’s Republican minority didn’t seem to track with many voters across the Bay Area dropping off ballots Tuesday. There was also a…

Comedian Norm Macdonald, who was a cast member on ‘SNL,’ dies at 61

By Lisa Respers France | CNN Norm Macdonald, a comic who was beloved as anchor of “Saturday Night Live’s” popular “Weekend Update” segments, died Tuesday, according to multiple reports, citing his manager. He was 61. Deadline was first to report the news. Macdonald had been battling cancer for several years but kept his diagnosis private, his friend and producing partner, Lori Jo Hoekstra, told CNN in a statement. Colin Quinn, ​from left, ​Chevy Chase and Norm MacDonald speak at ​T​he Comedy Awards ​in ​2012 ​in New York. ​Macdonald served as ​Weekend Update anchor ​on “Saturday Night Live” ​until early 1998, when he was replaced by Quinn​.​ (Theo Wargo/Getty Images​ Archives​) “He was most proud of his comedy. He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him,” Hoekstra said. “Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.” Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, he started in entertainment as a standup comedian who worked the Ottawa club…

Second hiker found dead on Phoenix-area trail

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A hiker was found dead Sunday, the second woman in six weeks to die after becoming separated from a companion on Phoenix-area trails. Donna Miller, 57, who was visiting from Rhode Island, had set out with her husband on a trail in the Brown’s Ranch preserve in Scottsdale around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. They decided to take separate routes and meet up later, her husband said. When she had not turned up by 3:15, he called 911. A search involving several teams, dogs and a helicopter discovered her body shortly after 9 p.m. Her official cause of death has not been confirmed, but police officials say the heat is thought to have been a factor. Temperatures in Phoenix reached 108 degrees that day. Scottsdale Deputy Fire Chief Adam Hoster said the department has received 15 search/rescue calls for hikers since July, compared to six in the same period last year. He said fire officials are considering instituting a trail closure program like that in the neighboring city of Phoenix, under which some popular parks and trails are off limits during periods of excessive…

See it: Video of car believed to be involved in Richmond homicide released

Investigators working to solve a fatal shooting in North Richmond earlier this year that killed a Las Vegas man released video Monday of the vehicle they believe is involved some way in the killing. Shedrick Williams, 46, died of his injuries two days after being shot in the head June 3 near Shields-Reid Park. The shooting, which police said happened around 1 p.m. in the 1400 block of Kelsey Street, also wounded Williams’ brother. He survived. According to a statement from Richmond police, investigators have said a white Honda Accord sport four-door sedan was involved in the shooting. The make of the car is between 2018-20, police said. https://www.mercurynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/The-Richmond-Police-fdown.net_.mp4 VIDEO: Richmond Police seek tips on homicide suspect’s vehicle. CLICK HERE if you’re viewing on a mobile device. Police released video of the car making a left-hand turn onto a Richmond street and accelerating. Two men sitting on a bench outside the park can be seen diving for cover behind another vehicle as the Honda drives by them. Police have not said whether the two men diving for cover in the video are Williams and his…

COVID infections rise, wiping out months of progress

By Heather Hollingsworth, Cathy Bussewitz and Colleen Long | Associated Press COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to where they were over the winter, wiping out months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s argument for his sweeping new vaccination requirements. The cases — driven by the delta variant combined with resistance among some Americans to getting vaccinated — are concentrated mostly in the South. While one-time hot spots like Florida and Louisiana are improving, infection rates are soaring in Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee, fueled by children now back in school, loose mask restrictions and low vaccination levels. The dire situation in some hospitals is starting to sound like January’s infection peak: Surgeries canceled in hospitals in Washington state and Utah. Severe staff shortages in Kentucky and Alabama. A lack of beds in Tennessee. Intensive care units at or over capacity in Texas. The deteriorating picture nine months into the nation’s vaccination drive has angered and frustrated medical professionals who see the heartbreak as preventable. The vast majority of the dead and the hospitalized have been unvaccinated. That has proved…