| Oct 6, 2014
| 12:53 PM
The California Democratic Party has begun running a TV ad supporting Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose), who is facing an aggressive challenge from a fellow Democrat.
The 30-second spot, which started airing Monday on stations across the Bay Area district,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:44 AM
Two of Southern California's hottest congressional races were too close to call late Tuesday and may not be decided for days, incomplete election night returns showed.
Gang prosecutor Elan Carr, a Republican, narrowly led the pack in the crowded field...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:20 PM
A Republican first-time candidate and a Democratic state senator from the South Bay emerged from Tuesday's primary as the two fall contenders to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) in a liberal, wealthy, Westside-dominated...
| Oct 6, 2013
Re "Yosemite closure a blow to U.S. image," Oct. 3
Although I appreciate the words by my congressman, Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove), on the House floor last week about the importance of Yosemite National Park to our local economy, words are not enough....
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:05 PM
A third Republican has decided to take on Democratic Rep. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) for a Northern California congressional seat next year.
Igor Birman, who emigrated with his family from the former Soviet Union as a child and is now chief of staff to Rep....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON — In response to fires that have ravaged the West this year, the House on Friday approved a bill that would expand logging in national forests despite a White House veto threat.
The measure, which would impose limits on environmental...
| Oct 3, 2013
It was entirely predictable. Even before the ashes have cooled on the 257,000-acre Rim fire in and around Yosemite this year, the timber industry and its allies in Congress were using the fire as an excuse for suspending environmental laws and expanding...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:37 PM
BUCKHORN MEADOWS, Calif. — Calls for massive salvage logging, restoration and reforestation projects in the 257,000 acres of public wilderness scarred by the Rim fire have ignited controversy over how to proceed with the largest recovery effort...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:13 PM
WASHINGTON — California House Republicans on Wednesday split over a measure to end the government shutdown and lift the U.S. borrowing authority, highlighting divisions within GOP ranks over the strategy for reining in federal spending.
| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:08 AM
WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service said it needs five more months to finish a plan to "protect and enhance" the Merced River, which runs for 81 miles inside Yosemite National Park
The park service is facing criticism for proposing to eliminate some...
| Dec 24, 2013
The Stanislaus National Forest was a thickly forested wonderland of streams, wildlife and campgrounds until last summer's Rim fire — started by a hunter's illegal campfire — scorched more than 250,000 acres of it and the adjacent Yosemite...