| Nov 19, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Democrats appear to have gained a seat in California's congressional delegation as the last of the state's close House contests seem settled — more than two weeks after Election Day.
In both races, Democratic incumbents staved off Republican...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Candidates in the hottest House races in the state are spending millions on their campaigns. But in some cases, groups outside the campaigns are laying out even more, campaign finance reports show.
Rep. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) has spent nearly $3.6...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Spending by political parties and other interest groups in some of California's hottest congressional races continued to climb over the last week, in one case even surpassing what the candidates have raised for their campaigns.
The groups are not...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, a first-term Democrat facing a tough reelection bid, stood in a Sizzler dining room one recent evening with a rallying cry for her supporters.
"Do not let others define our district for us," she urged members of a local...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Both major political parties and groups of their deep-pocketed supporters are playing big in the handful of fiercely fought congressional races in California this year.
With Republicans widely expected to keep — even add to — their House...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:18 PM
As races for House seats heat up in the closing weeks before the Nov. 4 elections, some big political stars from both major parties are lending their names in California contests.
On Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former GOP nominee for...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have required law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants to use drones for surveillance.
Brown, in his veto message, said that although there may be some circumstances when a warrant is...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo), challenging first-term Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), struck a positive note in his first cable TV ad, scheduled to begin running Tuesday night.
The 30-second spot, dubbed "He Knows Us," features his...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:05 PM
With the fall election season shifting into high gear, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Thursday launched cable-TV ads in two of California's contested House races.
One of the ads is running in a Democratic-leaning Inland Empire...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Lawmakers on Wednesday approved a measure that would regulate law enforcement's use of drones, including requiring agencies to get warrants for most uses of the unmanned aerial vehicles.
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) said that the expanded use...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:44 PM
California lawmakers voted Wednesday to require that law enforcement agencies obtain warrants to use drones for surveillance and appeared poised to pass legislation that would allow guns to be confiscated from people declared dangerous.