| 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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 2:35 PM
While vowing to help them hang on to their seats, Democrats tacitly acknowledged on Tuesday that South Florida Congressmen Patrick Murphy and Joe Garcia are among the most vulnerable Democrats in Congress.
They were listed along with 24 others in...
| 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...
| Mar 29, 2011
With high gas prices once again becoming a high-octane political issue, House Republicans on Tuesday launched a drive to open up more coastal areas to oil drilling, including a stretch off Southern California. The pro-production legislation comes a day...
| Oct 25, 2011
Candidates in what are expected to be some of the area’s hardest-fought congressional races next year are continuing to line up backers: Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro), who is seeking reelection in a new district that stretches from the Harbor......
| Nov 30, 2011
A state beach in Ventura County that was threatened with closure received a $250,000 grant this week, securing its chances to remain open....