Social Security is one of the big national issues as congressional elections are held across the country.
It's no different on the Central Coast in the 23rd District congressional race between incumbent Democrat Lois Capps and Republican Tom Watson. Capps hosted a rally today in Santa Maria to talk... more »
Tonight, we're highlighting the race for the 23rd Congressional District. It spans sections of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties, stretching from Oxnard in the south to the Monterey County line. The incumbent Democrat Lois Capps has served six terms. Two years ago, she won with 68 percent... more »
Sitting judges from throughout Santa Barbara County have endorsed Measure S. Judges traditionally only endorse judicial races and remain neutral on elected officials and measures.
Because Measure S directly impacts the criminal justice system, judges are taking an active role in the campaign.
Both sides turned out this... more »
Local veterans groups joined together today in support of Proposition 23. The initiative would temporarily repeal A.B. 32, the Global Warming Act which requires companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
Vets say Prop 23 would protect more than a million jobs, but opponents say it would keep... more »
Santa Barbara County voters will choose who should become the county's next top legal prosecutor. The race for district attorney has been a bitter in-house battle between Senior Deputy DA Joyce Dudley and Chief Trial Deputy Joshua Lynn. Ann Bramsen has been the acting DA since the late Christie Stanley... more »
Next Tuesday... if you think the two candidates battling to represent Santa Barbara County's 2nd District, look familiar, you're right.
The race is a rematch from 2006. Former Santa Barbara city councilman Dan Secord hopes to trump the incumbent and board chair Janet Wolf. The district covers portions of... more »
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors could take a stand on Proposition 16 at its meeting Tuesday.
Supervisor James Patterson is expected to present a resolution asking the board to oppose Prop 16. It's a controversial proposition on whether the public should decide if a city or... more »
Their signs have been dotting the hills of Santa Barbara County for months. Josh Lynn and Joyce Dudley are racing to be the county's next district attorney. One of them will replace Ann Bramsen. She's been the acting DA since the late Christie Stanley stepped down for health reasons in... more »
Republican candidate Meg Whitman will speak about her comprehensive plan to cut government spending this afternoon at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History as she continues her campaign to be California's first female governor.
A new poll shows Meg Whitma's lead in the Republican race for California governor... more »
Tonight, we're taking a look at the controversial Proposition 16. It would require a 2/3 vote from the public before any city could enter the power business.
PG&E is the primary driving force behind the proposition and has spent millions of dollars in advertising compared with the tens of... more »