| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:54 AM
President Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and prohibiting discrimination against federal workers who identify as transgender.
“In too many states and in too many...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In race that has drawn heavy interest from the entertainment industry, Republican Elan Carr led a long list of candidates seeking to advance to November's general election and succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles).
The district, which...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:29 PM
The U.S. Justice Department is looking into the events surrounding a fatal car accident last year that sent a former California congressional aide to prison, according to a statement from U.S. Rep. Lois Capps’ office.
Army veteran Raymond Morua...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Considering how much money may be at stake, it was inevitable that the increasingly nasty fight between a Santa Barbara Indian tribe and its neighbors over a big parcel of undeveloped land would attract outside interest.
Enter Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:29 PM
Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado announced Thursday that he was dropping out of the governor's race, leaving Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks as the sole declared GOP candidate, at least for now.
Maldonado said he wanted to spend more time with...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Climate change is causing glaciers to melt, heat waves to become more intense, species to become extinct and low-lying island nations like Tuvalu to disappear altogether. To this list of calamities, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee has added another: Climate...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:05 AM
Democrats were within striking distance of a supermajority in the state Senate late Tuesday, and were drawing near in the Assembly as well, moving the party closer to unilateral power to raise taxes.
The potential gains, a result of sweeping changes...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Congressional Democrats began running television ads against two of the California Republicans they hope to unseat in November. Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) also have taken their battle to TV....
| Sep 28, 2012
| 11:43 AM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday launched a TV ad campaign to help Republicans in heated California congressional races. Several of the targeted contests are in Southern California....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown’s $6-billion-a-year tax initiative to rescue California schools and the state's finances appeared to squeak by with a victory....
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:44 PM
In the race to represent California's Central Coast in Congress, Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of Santa Barbara was leading in partial returns over Republican Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria. The seat was one of the few in California that the......