| Nov 8, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) appears close to defeating Republican challenger Carl DeMaio after a costly campaign marked by biting accusations.
The Associated Press has declared Peters the winner.
Peters, seeking a second term, is ahead by 4,491...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) declared victory Wednesday after the Associated Press named her the winner of one of the closest congressional races in the nation.
The latest vote count update showed her running about 2,400 votes ahead of...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:11 PM
National Republicans are seizing on a local California Democratic leader’s controversial tweets to try to gain traction in a competitive congressional race straddling Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Every day this week the National Republican...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell was in his Capitol office Thursday afternoon when a staffer walked in with a list of new proposals that were being wrapped into the state budget.
One of the items was $2.7 million for a pool in Calexico, a small city on the...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The California Legislature approved a $156.4-billion state budget on Sunday, capping a week of intense negotiations over education, social services and environmental policies.
The spending plan -- which includes a $108-billion general fund, $7.3 billion...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Democrat Jacqui Irwin, a Thousand Oaks City Council member, and Republican Rob McCoy, a conservative pastor, will move on to the November election for a swing Ventura County Assembly seat.
Another Republican, businessman Mario de la Piedra, came up...