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Lois Capps

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  • Capps wins in 24th Congressional District

     
    Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of Santa Barbara beat Republican Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria in the race to represent the Central Coast in Congress, according to incomplete returns. Maldonado conceded to Capps shortly before midnight. "A short while ago, I.....
  • Prop 29, Proposed Tax on Tobacco, Has Failed

    Prop 29, Proposed Tax on Tobacco, Has Failed
    SACRAMENTO -- Asking voters to slap a $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund cancer research seemed like a cinch in health-crazy California, where lighting up already is banned in bars, public buildings and on many of its golden beaches. But the tobacco...
  • Gas prices spur move to open offshore drilling in California, Alaska, East Coast [Updated]

     
    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...
  • More endorsements in next year's congressional races announced

     
    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......
  • Ventura County state beach threatened with closure gets large grant

     
    A state beach in Ventura County that was threatened with closure received a $250,000 grant this week, securing its chances to remain open....
  • House Republicans push new oil drilling to fund road projects

     
    Oil drilling: A measure that would allow new oil drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration is headed for a vote in the Republican-controlled House. It is expected to be...
  • EPA chief defends cuts to beach water testing

     
    EPA defends cuts to water testing programs, says local or state agencies are better suited to the task....
  • California Republicans endorse candidates

     
    State and local Republican parties made their endorsements over the weekend. They didn't always agree....
  • Emily's List backs Julia Brownley for Congress

     
    EMILY's List, a national organizaton that backs pro-choice, Democratic women, is endorsing Assemblywoman Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica). Brownley is running against five other candidates for an open Ventura County congressional seat....
  • Capps and Maldonado win in Central Coast House district

     
    Republicans and Democrats will battle this fall over a newly drawn congressional district where Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) and former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) were the top vote-getters in Tuesday's primary election....
  • Two vie to take on Rep. Capps in Central Coast race

     
    Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado jumped to an early lead Tuesday over actor Chris Mitchum for the chance to take on Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) in the fall. Early returns showed Capps with nearly half the vote. Maldonado was......